Exuma The Obeah Man
Exuma Lyrics


I came down on a lightning bolt,
nine months in my Mama's belly
When I was born the midwife
screamed and shout
I had fire and brimstone
coming out of my mouth

I'm Exuma, I'm The Obeah Man

Exuma was my name when I lived in the stars
Exuma was a planet that once lit Mars,
I've got the voice of many in my throat
The teeth of a frog and the tail of a goat

I'm Exuma, I'm The Obeah Man

When I've got my big hat on my head
You know that I can raise the dead
When I got my stick in my hand
You know that I am The Obeah Man
If you got a woman and she ain't happy
Come see me for camalame
Take that camalame and you make her some tea
and she will love you all the time
And when she got you running
like a train on a track
take some flour and you make some pap
that will give you strength in your back

I'm Exuma, I'm The Obeah Man

I've sailed with Charon, day and night
I've walked with Hougaman, Hector Hippolite
Obeah, Obeah, Obeah, Obeah's in me
I drank the water from the firery sea

I'm Exuma, I'm The Obeah Man

Tony McKay was my given name
given on Cat island when my mother felt the pain.
Creatures of the Earth, Space, Sea, and Land,

I'm Exuma, I'm The Obeah Man
I'm Exuma, I'm The Obeah Man

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Terry Platt

Heavens, I'd forgotten about this one! Back in the late 60s and early 70s, with little money to spend, I was buying every sampler that came out, from You Can All Join In and Bumpers (Island), The Rock Machine and Fill Your Head With Rock (CBS) and Garden Of Delights and New Magic In A Dusty World (Elektra), to Suck It And See (Vertigo), Fruity (Warners), Picnic (Harvest), Heads Together - First Round (Transatlantic) and Charisma Disturbance (Charisma), as a way of adding a lot of new sounds to my growing collection, without spending very much.

Mercury added their own volume, Dimension Of Miracles. I wasn't taken with much of the material on the 2 LPs, until I got to the very last track, which was Exuma. I had no idea who he or they were, but I was fascinated by the impenetrable ethnicity and tribal-sounding nature of the music, as well as the somewhat worrying feeling that if I engaged with it too deeply, I would be sucked in to something that would devour me and turn me into a zombie!

Happily I survived - but I never heard any more of or about Exuma, and it slipped into the thick, deep fog of memory. Almost half a century later, I'm so glad to have rediscovered it, and while the nagging fear of transmogrification no longer troubles me, it's still an unsettling sound, but one which I can now appreciate in a more rational manner.

Only one other track from that DoM compilation made any real impression on me, and that was JD Blackfoot's The Ultimate Prophecy - seemed terrifying at the time, and still wields a great deal of power all these years later. Go listen:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS9gznc5AKA
(you'll need to drag the time bar cursor to 19:00, as it's only posted on the full album. Check out the full 5-part suite, which wasn't on DoM). Could almost be a Blue Öyster Cult outtake!



Shane Davis

Ang loves her man....Ed (Rest in Peace, my Soul One)... You introduced me to these awesome jams...I named my son after you
.believe me, he'll know ALL about you....

I miss our Saki..you were the BEST psyche nurse and the best friend&fiance....

All of the ladies loved you.

The most important ones still love you...
You are my Cosmonaut.....



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Ryan

Perfect song to setup wacky inflatable tubeman and surveillance cameras to get alien footage.

Will C

In IMAX.

JustPippaNY

How exquisitely stupid is that?

Anton Griffiths

Watching it now 👌🏼

General Mint

EXACTLY. And this track is now going to become a cult hit all over again, as it should.

Joshua Brooks

Hell yes

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juniper

Hearing this in NOPE almost made me jump out of my fucking seat. Peele has great music taste.

FXRBES

i damn near CRIED. Im just happy a new set of ppl get to witness his genius

Inksmudger

I lost my mind I almost started singing along right

The DorseyWay

Yes

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