One J’ouvert morning I saw a steelband
Coming down the road with a large procession
Well the band was not huge
But something in it amused
The scores of revellers there on hand
I wondered what was the main attraction
When I saw I stood there stunned
A flag waving from left to right
Holding it a beautiful sight
A Brazilian beauty waving flag through a sea of men in delight.
Well see her in the street, waving to the beat
Waist moving in time, she having a ball
With a flag in hand, she samba with steelband
When the song climax, she sang out loud! loud!
Oh oh...., it was magic, how she wave it, boy she had town hot with the way
How she move it and sang
My Brazilian, my Brazilian, my Brazilian,
Sweet lil flagwoman wave it girl, my Brazilian flagwoman.
I decided I must get much closer
To witness this beauty in her full splendour
Golden brown complexion
Glistening with light’s reflection
The way she moved evoked my passion
It was like the pan music got inside her
As she waved the flag to the guitars
Her hips moved in time with the bass
Tenors put a smile on she face
Seconds rocked her body in a way that I thought I had never seen.
I asked her what was her name and story
“It’s Jenna and is my first time in T and T”
But she was no stranger
She mother spent time in Moruga
And told her the story ‘bout Rudder
She told me she fell in love with steelband
And she found full expression
When she had a band’s flag to wave
She would find the joy that she crave
Her spirits seemed to soar even more when she sang as the steelband play.