Tag Archives: Antigua song lyrics

Hit Man


Artiste: Latumba
Writer-Producer: Shelly Tobitt
Arranger – Pelam Goddard

I coming from the country
you thought I was easy
Even go as far as to call me a clown
They say I can’t dance
They say I can’t sing
They wanted to push me ‘round
But just like a swarm o’ honey bee
Sweet and stinging
I started singing
Now when I attack the city

the fans them shouting

Cho.
Hit man
Number one
Hit man
Jammin’ on
Oi when my music play
Oi See them break away
Oi they does jump and prance
Oi some afraid to dance
Oi cause the music sweet
Oi keep them on dere feet
Oi dem does bump dem toe
Oi when dem on the go
Hit man number one
Hit man
Jammin’ on and on and on and on
Oh Oh
Aye Aye
Oh Oh
Aye Aye

Some claim to be big stars
Two chords on my guitar
The calypso don’t have no variation
But still they claim to beat me
Don’t you see they’re crazy
Absolute exaggeration
My music is too upsetting
Lyrics catching
Melody flowing
I go make them scrub and dub and say
while the fans dem shout out at Jouvert

Cho.

This year is eruption
This year revolution
Pulsating rhythm ah go burn down this place
Them weak calypsonian
From Swallow to Junction
Even Short Shirt must get a taste
Yes when I leggo this Carnival
hear dem (Ai!)
Hit man coming (Ai!)
Short Shirt beware
Swallow get set
Your time is up
I deeply regret

Cho.
Hit man
Number one
Hit man
Jammin’ on
Oi when my music play
Oi See them break away
Oi they does jump and prance
Oi some afraid to dance
Oi cause the music sweet
Oi keep them on dere feet
Oi dey does bump dem toe
Oi when dem on the go
Hit man number one
Hit man
Jammin’ on and on and on and on
Oh Oh
Aye Aye
Let’s Jam
Get Set

Note: As usual, transcribed by me for information/education purposes – to share and inform about our Antiguan and Barbudan culture. No copyright infringement is intended. This is intended for inclusion in the growing song lyrics data base here on the sight and to continue building our records of local songwriters. Where there are gaps, please help us fill them. – Joanne C. Hillhouse, blogger and founder-coordinator of the Wadadli Youth Pen Prize. 

As with all content on Wadadli Pen, except otherwise noted, this is written by Joanne C. Hillhouse (founder and coordinator of the Wadadli Youth Pen Prize, and author of The Boy from Willow Bend, Oh Gad!, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings, Musical Youth, With Grace, and Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure). All rights reserved. Subscribe to this site to keep up with future updates.

 

Leave a comment

Filed under A & B Lit News Plus, Literary Gallery

Song Lyrics Database (WIP)

This page is hardly worthy of the name database. But I thought it made sense to put the song lyrics on the site in one place for easy searching – especially since people are always searching for song lyrics, and seem to think I have them to hand. I don’t. But I have transcribed (imperfectly) some Antiguan and Barbudan songs. If I do more; I’ll link them here. If you want to contribute, welcome! Incidentally, the songwriters database (incomplete as it is) remains one of the more searched and visited areas of the site, and individual articles on the artistes as well – especially kings Obstinate, Short Shirt, and Swallow. Venturing a guess, I’d say this probably has to do with school research projects.

Antigua’s True Heroes (sung by King Obstinate::lyrics by King Obstinate/Paul Richards)

Believe (sung by King Obstinate::lyrics by King Obstinate/Paul Richards)

Cry for Change (sung by Short Shirt::lyrics by Shelly Tobitt)

Culture must be free (sung by Latumba::lyrics by Shelly Tobitt)

Dance with Me (sung by Short Shirt::lyrics by …)

Forward Together (lyrics by Fd)

Gold Rush (sung by King Obstinate::lyrics by King Obstinate/Paul Richards)

Heaven Help Mankind (sung by King Short Shirt::lyrics by Fd)

Hit Man (sung by Latumba::lyrics by Shelly Tobitt)

Illusion (sung by King Short Shirt::lyrics by …)

Inspite of All (sung by King Short Shirt::lyrics by Shelly Tobitt)

Land of Democracy (sung by Paul ‘King Obstinate’ Richards)

Lamentation (sung by King Short Shirt::lyrics by Shelly Tobitt)

Nationalism (sung by King Short Shirt::lyrics by Stanley Humphreys and King Short Shirt/Mclean Emmanuel)

Nobody Go Run Me (sung by King Short Shirt::lyrics by Shelly Tobitt)

Pledge (sung by King Short Shirt::lyrics by Stanley Humphreys)

Press On (sung by King Short Shirt::lyrics by Shelly Tobitt)

Protect Yourself (sung by Zero::lyrics by Dr. Prince Ramsey)

Short Shirt’s Wedding (sung by King Obstinate::lyrics by King Obstinate/Paul Richards)

Star Black (incomplete) (sung by King Short Shirt:: lyrics by …)

Summer Festival (sung by King Short Shirt::lyrics by Stanley Humphreys and King Short Shirt/Mclean Emmanuel)

Tell the People the Truth (sung by King Short Shirt::lyrics and music by Fd)

Tourist Leggo (sung by King Short Shirt::lyrics by Shelly Tobitt)

True Antiguan (sung by Short Shirt::lyrics by Fd)

Under the Carpet (sung by Sleepy::lyrics by Marcus Christopher)

Viva Grenada (sung by King Short Shirt::lyrics by Shelly Tobitt)

Wet Yuh Han (sung by King Obstinate::lyrics by King Obstinate/Paul Richards)

Who Kill Mi Sister (sung by King Obstinate::lyrics by King Obstinate/Paul Richards)

As with all content on wadadlipen.wordpress.com, except otherwise noted, this is written by Joanne C. Hillhouse (author of The Boy from Willow Bend, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, Musical Youth, With Grace, Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure-and its Spanish language edition Perdida! Una Aventura en el Mar Caribe, and Oh Gad!). All Rights Reserved. If you enjoyed it, check out my page on Amazon, WordPress, and/or Facebook, and help spread the word about Wadadli Pen, my books, and my freelance writing-editing-coaching-workshop services. You can also subscribe to the site to keep up with future updates. Thanks.

Please note, all lyrics are shared here for informational and educational purposes; no profit (no money at all) is being made. If you share, please credit the artistes for their work, and the site for the time and effort of transcribing.

Leave a comment

Filed under A & B Lit News Plus, Caribbean Plus Lit News, Links We Love