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The Lion

The Lion has been played on NTS in shows including Death Is Not The End, featured first on 9 August 2020. Songs played include Death, Bargee Pelauri and Send Your Children To The Orphan Home.

Roaring Lion (born Rafael de Leon, Aroquita, Trinidad, British Trinidad and Tobago, February 22, 1908; died July 11, 1999) was one of the greatest calypsonians (calypso singer/composers) of the 20th century. His 65-year career began in the early 1930s and he is best known for his compositions “Ugly Woman” (1933), “Mary Ann” and “Netty, Netty,” which are still performed today.

From a young age, Roaring Lion (de Leon’s adopted stage name)…

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Death
The Lion
Decca1939
Death
The LionDecca1939
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Bargee Pelauri
The Lion
folklyric records1991
Bargee Pelauri
The Lionfolklyric records1991
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Send Your Children To The Orphan Home
The Lion
Folklyric Records1987
Send Your Children To The Orphan Home
The LionFolklyric Records1987
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Netty-Netty
The Lion, Gerald Clark And His Caribbean Serenaders
Decca1937
Netty-Netty
The Lion, Gerald Clark And His Caribbean SerenadersDecca1937
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Buddy Abraham
The Lion
Matchbox Records1991
Buddy Abraham
The LionMatchbox Records1991
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