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 Genre: Ballad

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Recently Pidgin English made a mild way into my lyrical writing, I'm enjoying it, maybe from spending some more time in West Africa.

Sparse on the instruments here, mostly because I didn't want to intrude on something, I don't know, I think it needs a sweet subtle saxophone in the back though, to respond to the main vocals.

Thoughts always welcome friends! Cheers!
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For My Husband (Wedding Waltz)
Christian Okonmah


I've been black so many times before
But I never noticed, so many curses
I've been black, so many times before
But I never lacked, your love,
I never lacked, your love.

Verse I:

It's October, the breeze is soft,
The children shout like the day is lost,
And evening comes with Fall leaves all over
And everybody's just falling all over us
They like our house,
They liked our kids,
They like our house,
They like our friends


They wanna be your outside-loverman,
They wanna be your outside-loverman
But I got you inside and out
Well I got you day in day out now
No season change is gonna drop ya'
Everyday I wanna be just like you every day
I just like you every day

Chorus Intro:

Outside loverman
You no go take my husband loverman (You will not take my husband...)
You no go be my outside loverman (You will not be my secret lover)

Verse II:

When day is broken, into pieces
Bifurcated and not gated
We're bifurcated, but not gated
Well I wanna know, do you wanna know
That I wanna sex you up?
I wanna sex you up, now...
And I, will always love you
You keep coming through my mind like, I,
I miss you much.


You no go be my outside-loverman, (You will not be my secret lover)
You no go take my husband, loverman no! (You will not take my husband...)
You no go take my husband, loverman.

Outro Medley:

Outside, inside
Outside, inside
Outside, inside
I wanna sex you up,
I wanna sex you up, now
(I wanna be your lover, lover, oh...)
Let's talk about sex baby, let's talk about you and me,
Ler's talk about all the good things and the bad things, oh
Shoop, shoop bey doo, shoop bey doo, shoo bey...
Diggin on you, diggin on me, baby baby, baby baby, baby
Diggin on you, diggin on me, baby baby, baby baby, baby...
Baby, baby, baby,
Baby, baby, baby...
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Uploaded: Jul 14, 2008 - 06:26:16 AM
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2008 - 06:26:16 AM Last Played: Aug 31, 2017 - 02:39:58 AM
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dajama said 3418 days ago (July 14th, 2008)
Very cool
A nice laidback vibe with a lovely sentiment. The lyrics are really nice, very well-crafted and delivered in a warm, expressive way. To me, the guitar is a little low in the mix, but that's just a nit. A lovely song, beautifully performed. Thanks for sharing. Peace.
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said 3418 days ago (July 14th, 2008)
For my husband ( wedding waltz)
Phew !!
This had me crying its 'Absoultely Beautiful '

I love it just as it is...
Thanks for a brilliant Gem. Downloaded.

Peace Dee :)
said 3418 days ago (July 14th, 2008)
I gave you 10z I thought that was very Fair too.
lengold said 3418 days ago (July 14th, 2008)
I am always
happy to see a new post from you. I know it is going to be class, and this is, love the understated feel to this wonderful song.

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DWL said 3418 days ago (July 14th, 2008)
Not often you hear that in a song.

Wonderful mixture of lyrical styles. Tender, raw, pidgin, clever.

Excellent understated performance Mr B.



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said 3418 days ago (July 14th, 2008)
What a great song! Lyrics are very well written and your vocals run the song on very nicely, great vocals!

Enjoyed listening

- Niall -
Moviz said 3418 days ago (July 14th, 2008)
is best with ideas like you have, musically speaking. As Len said, I knew it was going to be 'class' before I heard it. So relaxing and expertly performed; the whole song and your vocal are smooth like honey, love it, cheers M
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peacepiano said 3418 days ago (July 14th, 2008)
I like the simplicity you employ here. Nice laid back song, wonderful on a hot lazy summer day.

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SJB said 3416 days ago (July 16th, 2008)
My first visit to the ballad genre and what a pleasure it's been! This is a great song with perfect backing. Your mellow vocal is great. Nothing more to say except thanks for posting!
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jiguma said 3414 days ago (July 18th, 2008)
So cool!
Song Writing/Content: What a delightful song! I love the feel, the pace, the vocals and the lyrics. You've made this real with your excellent lyrics and your warm, intimate singing.

Production/Performance: It's difficult to do a slow song and really grab people's attention with it, but you sure have mine. The production is just sublime, with real clarity and warmth. Top playing and singing. The very brief fade in the middle didn't really work for me though.

Originality/Creativity: This is in a kind of Jack Johnson mode I guess, but has that lovely relaxed "island feel" (as Bill Furner would put it). The "Let's Talk About Sex" references fitted, but lowered the originality factor a tad - although I hear why you've used them.

Overall rating in genre: I really like this - this is music I would pay to hear. You've done an excellent job on it from all angles.

If I was to suggest any changes, the only one would be to re-work that mini fade in the middle and do it more cleanly - just sounds a little sloppy as it is.

Thanks for this - Neil

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Pete_NB said 3413 days ago (July 19th, 2008)
That's Singing
Wow man, you know how to sling out heartfelt. This is laid back, eyes closed, soul baring stuff.

As some before me have stated, I'd like to hear what the guitar would sound like just a touch louder as I barely noticed there was one in the background. But that might just shatter the spell.

I'd also take some time to fine tune the fade out/in. The volume post-fade is noticeably louder, to the point that it jolted me from the mesmerized state your song had me in up to that point.

Thanks for posting. This is a shiny one.
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vbluesky said 3051 days ago (July 16th, 2009)
catching up with you Boi......smoothest I've heard so far....I would like to add some music to this jam....let me know
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