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Noël is the artist to perform Portuguese Pop-Folk songs in India by showcasing live covers of contemporary Portuguese pop artists. He sounds very much like his idol, Tony Carreira.

  • Bio

    History

    Buzz

  • Noël Gama is a #1 Bestselling and award-winning author who’d been two-timing Writing and Music most of his life - until he met Songwriting, and decided to stay.

    Covering a wide span of musical incluences from Portuguese Pop-Folk songs to Pop and Country music, Noël's co-writes include collaborations with New York writers such as Wendy Parr as well as Los Angeles writers such as the writing teams at SonicArt Productions and WurleyBack Publishing.

    He’s been playing in various bands since his teens, the guitar being his primary instrument for writing as well as performing. He’s played in all sorts of places and spaces including high places like the Embassy of Portugal in India. But he says the most memorable event was a gig in the dense Dudhwa Forest in northern India.

    Noël is also the name of his one-man band that sees him using midi-fitted electro-acoustic guitars and intelligent accompaniment modules. Portuguese Pop/Folk songs being harmony-laden, he plugs his mic into vocal harmony processors, which faithfully follow his guitar chords to generate chordal harmonies that perfectly match his rather high vocal pitch, and at the same time preserves his OMB status. For bigger shows, where he sings in both languages - Portuguese and English - he uses high-end arranger keyboards as his backing band.

    Of Portuguese descent, Noël lives in Daman (Damão), a former Portuguese enclave on the western shores of India, which became part of India as recently as 1961. Hence, there is a strong Portuguese influence in its culture. It is in this unique multiracial, multicultural and multilingual environment that he grew up in. It is therefore not surprising that he is a bilingual singer, singing both in Portuguese and in English.

    He writes his songs in his colonial villa, in a 16th century fort - a setting that he says never fails in inspiring him in writing engaging lyrics and sticky melodies.

    When asked about the two dots on the ‘ë’ in Noël Gama, he says, “Oh! They’re just subtle identity markers that I use to let my audience or readers know that I’m a guy every time they hear or read my ‘voice’ – not that it really matters,” he laughs.

  • Cristina Almeida, Portugal, Academia de Música de Vilar do Paraíso - AMVP

    Eu tive o privilégio de ouvir o Noel Gama cantar em português uma das suas composições e fiquei sua fã! Foi no programa cultural que celebrou o «Dia de Damão» no dia 2 de Fevereiro de 2012 e toda a iniciativa foi extraordinariamente organizada a nível mundial pelo próprio Noel! A sua actuação foi um êxito e todo o público adorou ouvi-lo cantar em português sobre as saudades da terra onde nasceu. Espero poder ouvir brevemente mais música da sua autoria e desejo que continue o magnífico trabalho que tem vindo a realizar em prol da música e da cultura Damanenses!

  • Gerard Fernandes (UK)

    Noel Gama is a very creative musician, who has developed his own inimitable style. He has performed cover versions of popular songs as well as his own compositions at many occasions. All his performances display a flair and a style that he is now renowned for. He is indeed a musician and entertainer in a class of his own!

  • Odette Fernades Rosario (London, UK)

    I had the privilege of listening to Noel Gama, sing in Portuguese and was flabbergasted! It was during a cultural programme on the 2nd of February 2013, celebrating "Daman Day". I felt elated to hear Noel sing in Portuguese, based on the memories and praises to my birthplace, "Damao". The song "Encosta a tua cabecinha'' was simply fantastic! Indeed, a creative musician who has devoted himself to music and doing an excellent job.

    Well done, Noel and would love to hear you sing more and more.

  • A G Thakurta, Asst Commandant, Coast Guard Air Station, Daman, (India)

    Noel Gama has performed at the Coast Guard Air Station, Daman, on various occasions with utmost dedication, sincerity and absolute professionalism. He is an excellent musician and is capable of enthralling the audience for hours together. An entertainer in a class of his own!

  • Prasanna Joshi, General Manager - Lagu Bandhu, (India)

    Noel Gama as I know him is a musician by heart first and then an HR person. He loves his guitar as much as his gadgets! No wonder he has been a One Man Band to thrill many a audience! I remember him once singing an emotional song (which he had himself written and composed) to an audience of over 1000, with just a single guitar in his hands for accompaniment - the crowd was spellbound!

  • Victor João da Cruz Fernandes, Presidente, Associação Luso-Indiana Damanense (Portugal)

    Noel Gama é um músico de alta qualidade entoando músicas e letras próprias entrilhando a audiência com a sua perfeita rendição musical, e o único que se dedica com tal profissionalismo e eficiência que lhe torna muito apreciado e popular.

  • Janet D'Souza, Mumbai (India)

    I have always been fascinated with the Portuguese language but when I heard Noel singing in portuguese, I was mesmerized by the songs and his melodious voice. I never knew Portuguese music could be so delightful until I heard Noel's version of popular Portuguese songs at a wedding in Daman! He not only has a rich voice - the crystal-clear words seem to flow out of his lips as effortlessly as in speech.

  • Pradip Joshi, London (UK)

    I am a great fan of Noel’s one-man band since the early 80’s. I have attended many of his performances at different places, on different occasions. Noel has his own songs, his own style and his own silky voice - I mean, no copy cat! Sometimes, I had a chance to be present when he was composing his piece of music - it was amazing! I am proud to be his friend and fan. He is a multi-talented person. Noel, thank you very much for giving me such wonderful musical memories. You are a fab musician and entertainer and a wonderful person.

  • Maria Franco, Fujairah (UAE)

    Noel Gama is a great and talented singer and musician. His simplicity, humility, kindness and outstanding personality make him stand above the rest.

  • S B Prasad, Coimbatore (India)

    I am previleged to hear Mr. Noel Gama play. I f ind that his music brings out the pathos in me and at the same time his music is vibrant. It wakes you up, makes you sit up and take notice. I wish he continues to play more frequently and for long. I wish him well.

  • Varada Prasad (India)

    I do not know even the a,b,c, of Western music but Noel Gama’s music touched me and I used to shake my head, closing my eyes in appreciation and enjoyment. Such was the melody of his music and he appreciated my typical South Indian invocation of the Lord. In short, music is divine, East or West!

  • Anoop Sukumaran, Bangkok (Thailand)

    I have known Noel for many years now, practically since I was a child. His passion and mastery of music has only grown in these years. He can bring out deep emotions through his music. His brilliance is in his abilty to mould his music to play on your feelings, he takes you along in this wonderful journey of sound. He is an artist who makes you part of his canvas of lyrical beauty.

  • P S Mann, Gandhidham, Gujarat (India)

    For as long as I’ve known Noel for the last 27 years, he has always been passionate about his music. Mesmerizing vocals, competent playing; be it the guitar or keyboards, and the amazing ability to establish an instant connection with his audience make him a complete entertainer. He has written and composed a few lovely songs which strike a chord with the listener. I am proud to have such a nice friend. I wish him all the best in the near future.

  • Leslie Machado, Daman (India)

    A complete musician and entertainer, his music has evolved over the years. Equally adept in playing the guitar and keyboards, he has always been in sync with the times and development in the world of music. A gifted songwriter and composer, his songs are touching and espouse causes one can empathize with. My best wishes are with him in his musical journey. Noel….`Thank you for the music’.

  • Allen Coutinho (UK)

    Congratulations Noel, you have really made it happen! If it wasn't for you, this great and beautiful programme would not have been there. Keep it up Noel! You are great and we are there to give you full support for your future needs. Viva Damao and Viva Musica Portuguesa!

  • Stanley Poojary (India), Prop. Orange Digital - Pro sound reinforcement & Intelligent lights (India)

    I've known Noel as a very talented and enthusiastic musician since I was a kid, seeing him perform live many times. I'm very much inspired by his songs especially the Portuguese songs that he sings awesomely, are so memorable! But besides the music, he also has got very good knowledge of sound reinforcement, always making sure that he gets the best sound system for that clean and awesome signature sound he is known for.

  • Mark Fernandes, UK

    Noel is best known for his rendition of popular music including English Pop, Rock, Dance and Portuguese Pop & Folk. His amazing vocal range, music knowledge and keen interest in the latest technical innovations and gadgetry make for a brilliant combination which, he delivers fully and with exceptional accuracy in his shows and performances to keep his audiences and fans entertained for hours!I’m personally a fan of his renditions of Portuguese Contemporary Pop music. He is one of few musicians that have the ability to take an existing popular song and make it his own but at the same time do justice to the song as the original artist intended.

  • Dr. Adelino Rodrigues da Costa Antigo Delegado da Fundação Oriente na Índia

    Noel, muitos parabéns pelo sucesso da tua apresentação musical no Instituto Camões em Nova Delhi. Foi um justo e merecido prémio para a forma persistente e coerente como tens defendido a especificidade da cultura Damanense e, também, a herança cultural portuguesa em Damão. Naturalmente, espero que outras oportunidades surjam.

  • Cristina Almeida
Portugal

    Muitos Parabéns por mais esta vitória na divulgação de Damão em Delhi junto das autoridades portuguesas!

Graças ao trabalho de Noel Gama Damão tem sido cada vez mais reconhecido no exterior e a sua música e cultura cada vez mais populares.

Muitos Parabéns e continue o excelente trabalho que tem vindo a desenvolver para a valorização de Damão e da sua cultura em toda a Índia e em Portugal!

AVATAR

Between the Pen and the Keyboard... are the Words
Between the Pen and the Guitar… are the Words
But you can always wrap them up in music…
Just click below on the wrapping of your choice

  • Grand Concert

    Concert

    Unplugged

    Events

Jazzy Arranger Keyboard OMB w/Vocals

In his avatar of Viva Damão!, an OMB, Noël does covers of dance music (Portuguese &/or English vocals) using high-end intelligent accompaniment keyboard arrangers with built-in vocal harmonizers and effects as his backing band/singers. If you like Elton John &/or Tony Carreira, you'll love Noël!
PS: i) Sound reinforcement to be provided by the sponsor at the venue
ii) Mechanical License Clearance of cover songs to be obtained by the owners/occupiers of the venue.
  • Gerard Fernandes (UK)

    Noel Gama is a very creative musician, who has developed his own inimitable style. He has performed cover versions of popular songs as well as his own compositions at many occasions. All his performances display a flair and a style that he is now renowned for. He is indeed a musician and entertainer in a class of his own!

  • Instruments
    korg-pa3x-2

    Korg PA3x (Professional Realtime Arranger Keyboard)
    Vocals (English/Portuguese)
    Shure SM-58
    Shure SM-58 mic
    Boss VE-20
    Boss VE-20 (Vocal Effects Processor).

    Peppy Midi Guitar OMB w/Vocals

    Noël's other avatar of LusoƒIndia, is an exclusively Portuguese Romantic Pop & Folk One Man Band from Daman (Damão), a former Portuguese enclave on the western shores of India. His mission is to revive Portuguese Pop & Folk music in Daman (Damão), and to popularize it in the Indian subcontinent through live shows and by leveraging his blogs and books on Indo-Portuguese culture for maximum exposure.

    As a bilingual (English & Portuguese) singer/songwriter, Noël is the artist to perform Portuguese Pop-Folk songs in India by showcasing live covers of contemporary Portuguese pop artists like Tony Carreira, Jose Malhoa and Agata among others. He sounds very much like his Portuguese idol, Tony Carreira.

    Portuguese Pop/Folk songs being harmony-laden, he plugs his mic into the Digitech Live 4, which faithfully follows his guitar chords to generate chordal harmonies that perfectly match his rather high vocal pitch, and at the same time preserves his one-man band status.

    4-Set covers/originals - suitable for conventions, public/corporate events, etc.
    Instruments
    NoahsHarpRecordsLogo
    Ovation Elite (1778LX-5) electro-acoustic guitar
    RolandGI20
    Midi-fitted (Roland GK-2AH)
    Roland BK-7m
    Roland BK-7m (Realtime Arranger/Backing Module) Roland GI-20 (Guitar-Midi Interface)
    Boss AD-8
    Boss AD-8 (Acoustic Guitar Effects Processor)
    Vocals (English/Portuguese)
    Shure SM-58
    mic + Shure SM-58
    Boss VE-20
    Boss VE-20 (Vocal Effects Processor)
    DigitechLive4
    Digitech Live 4 (Vocal Harmony/Effects Processor)

    PS: i) Sound reinforcement to be provided by the sponsor at the venue
    ii) Mechanical License Clearance of cover songs to be obtained by the owners/occupiers of the venue.
    Cristina Almeida, Portugal

    Eu tive o privilégio de ouvir o Noel Gama cantar em português uma das suas composições e fiquei sua fã! Foi no programa cultural que celebrou o «Dia de Damão» no dia 2 de Fevereiro de 2012 e toda a iniciativa foi extraordinariamente organizada a nível mundial pelo próprio Noel! A sua actuação foi um êxito e todo o público adorou ouvi-lo cantar em português sobre as saudades da terra onde nasceu. Espero poder ouvir brevemente mais música da sua autoria e desejo que continue o magnífico trabalho que tem vindo a realizar em prol da música e da cultura Damanenses!

    Warm Electro-Acoustic Guitar w/Vocals

    A bilingual (English & Portuguese) singer/songwriter, Noël, as a solo music artist feels privileged to be writing and singing the kind of songs that he, his friends and fans are so passionate about and what he calls, "Indiefolkalized Pop-rock - Indiefied folk with a local savor and International flavor!"

    His sound? Think of the improbability of Elton John meeting Tony Carreira in India to sing a duet and you have it!

    Noël Unplugged comes in two flavors - Parlour and Auditorium:

    Parlour (Warm one/two-song gig - suitable for Opening &/or Closing ceremonies and house concerts)

    Instruments

    Taylor714ce-LTD-1

    Taylor 714ce (Koa Fall Limited Edition) electro-acoustic guitar
    Vocals (English/Portuguese)


    Shure SM-58

    mic +Shure SM-58


    Boss VE-20

    Boss VE-20 (Vocal Effects Processor)
    Auditorium (Easy-listening, 4-song set - suitable for small audience/venues and house concerts)
    Instruments

    Shure SM-58

    Taylor 714ce (Koa Fall Limited Edition) electro-acoustic guitar

    Boss VE-20

    Boss AD-8 (Acoustic Guitar Effects Processor)
    Vocals (English/Portuguese)



    Shure SM-58 mic



    Digitech Live 4 (Vocal Harmony/Effects Processor)

    PS: i) Sound reinforcement to be provided by the sponsor at the venue
    ii) Mechanical License Clearance of cover songs to be obtained by the owners/occupiers of the venue.
    Leslie Machado, Daman (India)

    A complete musician and entertainer, his music has evolved over the years. Equally adept in playing the guitar and keyboards, he has always been in sync with the times and development in the world of music. A gifted songwriter and composer, his songs are touching and espouse causes one can empathize with. My best wishes are with him in his musical journey. Noel….`Thank you for the music’.

    PHOTOS

    Noël is the artist to perform Portuguese Pop-Folk songs in India by showcasing live covers of contemporary Portuguese pop artists like Tony Carreira, Jose Malhoa and Agata among others.

    • Instituto Camões, New Delhi

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    INSTRUMENTS

    While Noël's primary instrument is the guitar, he is just as adept at making creative use of Intelligent Arranger keyboards and modules and a plethora of vocal harmonizers and processors. What does he sound like? Think of the improbability of Elton John jamming with Tony Carreira in India, and you've got it!

    Here's how he introduces his 'band'...

    • Band

      Studio

      Software

      Hardware

    The Guys In The Band

    LYRICS

    • Paper-Picker
      Dedicated to the Streetchildren of the world.

      V1 He would wake up at dawn
      While the other kids slept on
      His grubby sack thrown over his shoulder
      He would start his day in search of discarded paper

      V2 His clothes were as tattered
      As the paper he gathered
      While he stalked the city on foot
      Sore little feet thrust deep into oversized boots

      V3 At the end of the day
      He sold the paper away
      All for the price of a single bowl of rice
      Sometimes he wished he could have just a little bit more
      It was time for him to grow
      It was time that he should grow

      CH Paper-picker, paper-picker
      Picking waste-paper
      From morn to dusk
      Just for a bowl of rice (X3)

      V4 On the pavement he would sleep
      And sometimes he would weep
      When the roar of a train brought him awake
      For he always dreamt that he lived in a silver castle

      V5 His dreams came true
      From rags to riches he grew
      There are bowls of rice by the score
      But now he has no time for even one more

      V6 For he walks all night
      While the other paper-pickers
      Are sleeping Oh! So tight!
      For his paper-picking days have only begun
      He’s a Super Paper-Picker
      Picking paper – Paper-money!

      CH Paper-picker, Paper-picker
      Picking waste-paper
      From morn to dusk
      Just for a bowl of rice

    • Rhythm of Life
      Dedicated to honest daily-wage workers.

      Back home from work
      Night-shift, over-time
      6 days a week
      Skunk-dirty, dog-tired

      V2
      Low-wage, price-hike
      Deductions & Fines
      On daily-wage
      Bitterness, frustration

      Chorus
      What is our crime?
      Answer us you self-made masters
      We beg of you
      Can’t you see the situation
      You’ve forced us into
      Close your eyes to the illusion
      See reality
      Just how long will the charade last
      Before the façade comes down

      V3
      Pay-slip in hand
      One Saturday night
      Went home dead-drunk
      T’was just about mid-night

      V4
      Hungry children
      Tear-streaked faces slept
      Wife’s eyes cried out
      What did we do to deserve this?

      V5
      Bright-side of town
      Down Affluent Street
      Law-makers, Law-breakers
      Socializing, victimizing, legalizing

      V6
      This great divide
      Within nations
      We have reached a stalemate
      Is there a solution?

    • Girl Child
      Dedicated to the girlchild.

      1. A new child is born
      And you’re filled with great happiness
      And if you really love your mother
      You’d be proud to be the father of this child
      As a sign of your love and affection for her
      When a Girl Child is born

      2. Give the child a fair chance to survive in the world
      Give her all the care, love and attention she’ll need
      And though she may outshine the little boy at the back of your mind
      All she’ll ever ask for is to be treated as a friend, a partner, an equal, no more

      3. Woman, you’re not alone
      The Man who saved you from hypocrites’ stones
      And worked great wonders in your honour
      Has shown us what we should have known all along
      Oh! Well, now we are here to celebrate the birth of a beautiful Girl Child

      4. You called my name and clothed my naked body
      You sheltered and cherished me 9 months, day and night
      You quenched my thirst for life with your blood
      And, as if that were not enough
      You risked yours for mine
      So I could take my first breath
      Unconditionally, you accepted me.
    • The Greatest Gift Of All
      Inspired by a sermon in church.

      V1 Be it the picture in your television
      Or just the people out in the street
      Color or Black & White don’t matter to him
      He can’t tell the difference at all
      He can’t tell the difference at all

      V2 His friends don’t agree with his notion of beauty
      Beauty’s in the soul, not skin-deep
      So they say he’s a sensitive philosopher
      Shedding light so others may see
      Shedding light so others may see

      V3 The World is an illusion, he says
      Blinding everyone, concealing the truth
      Making you believe what you think you’re seeing
      And seeing what you want to believe is the truth
      Believe in what you think is the right thing, he says
      And see that you do what is right
      And see that you do what is right

      CH White cane in hand
      His blind eyes covered
      With the dark glasses, they make him wear
      Day & Night
      He is happy for his fellowmen
      They have the great gift of sight
      And thankful for the greatest gift of them all
      The God-given gift of Insight
      The God-given gift of Insight.
    • The Rendering of Accounts (By a Singer)

      Prologue : I asked Jesus : ‘How much do You love me?’
      And He opened up His arms and died for me.

      Chapter I : Life
      Then it was my turn to tell Jesus
      How much I loved Him
      And this is what I said :

      Epilogue : Judgement Day (The Rendering of Accounts)

      V1 It’s been a long, and hard journey Lord
      I’ve traveled over land and sea
      Through good times, bad times, rain, sun and snow
      Forgetting you when the going was good
      And blaming you Lord
      When the going got too rough

      V2 It seems like it were yesterday, Lord
      I’d set out with the silver pieces
      But, Alas! Time waits for no one
      The day has come and I stand before you Lord
      For the rendering, of my accounts

      CH Lord, I hereby render my accounts to You
      Of what I have done and of what I have failed to do
      The silver talents You put into my hands
      Most I let go just too easily
      Some I let be as they were
      But one Lord, I made the most of
      Singing is all I have done Lord
      Singing is all I can do, Lord
      Singing is all I have done

      V3 When I arrived on the scene, Lord
      The whole world lay there at my feet
      I could have had my pick or walked on by
      I tried my best to be true to you
      But I did cheat at times
      When I thought You would’nt be looking

      V4 Beautiful was I when I set out Lord
      Now I stand in rags before You
      But it does’nt matter now anymore
      It’s the end of the road and I stand before you, Lord
      For the rendering, of my accounts
    • The Rendering of Accounts (By a Soldier)
      V1 It’s been a long, and hard journey Lord
      I’ve traveled into No Man’s Land
      Through good times, bad times, rain, sun and snow
      Forgetting you when the going was good
      And blaming you Lord
      When the going got too rough

      V2 It seems like it were yesterday, Lord
      I’d set out with my ‘brothers-in-arms’
      But, Alas! Time waits for no one
      The day has come and I stand before you Lord
      For the rendering, of my accounts

      CH Lord, I hereby render my accounts to You
      Of what I have done and of what I have failed to do
      The fighting weapon fate thrust into my hands
      I did let go at the enemy
      Some I shot down as they ran
      But one took a shot at my heart, Lord
      There’s a name on every bullet
      Fighting is all I can do, Lord
      Fighting is all I have done

      V3 When I arrived at Kargil battlefield
      The whole world lay there at my feet
      I took my turn at the LoC then
      And tried my best to defend my Motherland
      But its only human when
      You shudder beneath roaring Bofors guns

      V4 It seems like it were yesterday, Lord
      I kissed goodbye to my family
      Tell them, I don’t feel the pain and cold now
      The day has come and I stand before you, Lord
      For the rendering, of my accounts
    • A Message from the heart
      This song is dedicated to the youngest band-member of my first band who passed away suddenly in 1993.


      Intro

      Can you hear me? I’m calling you
      Its your best friend; bet you know just who
      Reggae-music? How we both loved it
      Emanuel! This is Noel, calling from the heart

      V1
      You were just a kid
      Struggling with your dad’s guitar
      When we two first met
      And you could only strum ‘C’
      We joined our first band that day
      Played side by side for years
      Keeping time all the while
      Never lookin’ at the clock

      Refrain
      And you sang: “Sha-la-la, Sha-la-la, Sha-la-la
      Baby, I love you”

      V2
      At first it was Country
      And later Rock ‘N’ Roll
      Next it was Disco
      Oh! How it made you go!
      But then came in Reggae
      The music of the soul
      And it sure got us jamming
      And jamming till dawn


      Refrain
      And you sang: “Sha-la-la, Sha-la-la, Sha-la-la
      Sweet Reggae-music, I love you”

      V3
      Do you remember
      The trip to Rajasthan?
      Lucknow & Delhi
      And Gujarat too?
      You made a hit in Macau
      We heard you on the radio
      But most of all buddy
      You’re missed in Daman

      Refrain
      And you sang: “Sha-la-la, Sha-la-la, Sha-la-la
      Glad to be back home, I love you”

      V4
      Last night as I lay sleeping
      And crying in my dream
      You wiped away the tears
      And sang your best song
      This morning when I woke
      I found a kerchief on my pillow
      I bet it was left there
      By you, just for me

      Refrain
      And I sang: “Sha-la-la, Sha-la-la
      Sweet memories will never die
      “Sha-la-la, Sha-la-la,
      Sweet memories they never die
      Sweet memories can never die”
    • DESTITUTE WOMAN
      This song was born out of what happened one night at the Home for the Aged in Big Daman. A sick old lady had been left in the home because the wife of her only son did not want her in their house. The visits of her son decreased over the months while the permanent pain in her arm increased till it was so unbearable that night that she walked to the beach in the dead of night and laid down in the water to sleep and never wake up. But the tide was receding and local fishermen (not the Great Fisherman!) found her fast asleep in the wee hours of the morning!.


      DESTITUTE WOMAN


      V1 She sits there all alone
      By the window of the institution
      She’s dressed up for the evening
      Looks like she’s waiting for someone dear
      (Yes, she’s waiting for someone)
      She looks out expectantly
      Into the fading daylight outside
      But no, there is no one calling on her

      V2 She gets up all by herself
      And then she limps back into the dorm
      She rests her head on the pillow
      And through the tears
      Thinks of her son (He has forsaken her)
      Her lips move as she whispers
      “Lord, watch & keep him when I am gone
      Ah! Till we meet someday up there in paradise”

      CH1 No one to talk to, when she’s feeling so blue
      No one to cry on, when the pain comes on
      No one to lean on, when she cannot go on
      She’s a destitute woman (x 4)
      Just a destitute woman

      V3 So she lays awake all the night thru
      Still she’s all dressed up
      Waiting for someone
      She looks up expectantly
      Up at the ceiling, ready for Him
      (Always ready for Him)
      Tonight she’s very sure
      That the Lord will knock on her door
      Ah! Yes, tonight He’ll be callin’ on her

      CH2 And then there’ll be, no more feeling the blues
      No limp, no shame, no more tears of pain
      No ‘old’, no ‘young’, no more sorrow beyond
      She’ll be destitute no more
      (Repeat Ch2 & fade out)
    • The Song of Daman
      Let me introduce you to Daman with the lyrics of a song I wrote dedicated to my home-town:
      DAMÃO

      This is the story of Damão
      My sweet little home-town
      And if you are a visitor
      You’re bound to hear it somehow

      For the talk of the town, is the town itself
      The story is short you’ll see
      But it sure is the best place
      In the whole world for you to be

      ‘Da Mao’ is Portuguese for ‘handshake’
      Peaceful people we are
      We still make lots of salt dear
      Down by the riverside

      In Damão we are all good friends
      And related to one another
      We all do great business dear
      In the name of personal favour

      Many wonder, ‘why do we need
      The little light-house at all?’
      With 350 bars my friend
      Daman’s the world’s wettest place

      We have three wonders which please don’t miss
      The jig-saw puzzle over the creek
      Is nothing but an upside down
      Three-piece, rusty, old, hanging bridge

      The old fort which could never be
      Invaded from the outside
      Is now being invaded dear
      Righta from the inside

      The aquarium’s rare fishes, caught
      From the Daman Ganga River
      On the brink of extinction have earned
      The distinction of ‘endangered species’

      And last, but not the least dear
      We too have our share of beaches
      Devka Beach and Jampore dear
      Sister-concerns of Singapore

      So can’t you see, we are self-sufficient
      And just to make it more convenient
      We have our own currency dear
      Which is strongly anti-apartheid!

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