The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138726   Message #3175911
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
24-Jun-11 - 04:27 PM
Thread Name: Caribbean Calypso
Subject: Caribbean Calypso
The links at top are getting top-heavy. Here are some not yet posted.

Mighty Sparrow

Well the girls in town feeling bad
No more Yankees in Trinidad
They going to close down the base for good
Them girls have to make out how they coud
Brother, is now they park up in town
In for a penny, and in for a pound
Believe me it's competition for so
Trouble in the town when the price drop low.

So when you bounce up Jean and Dinah
Rosita and Clementina, round the corner posing
Bet your life is something they selling
And if you catch 'em
You can get them all for nothing
Don't make no row, the yankees gone
Sparrow take over now.

Things bad is to hear them cry
Not a sailor in town, the night clubs dry
Only West Indians like me or you
Are able to get a drink or two
And as we have things back in control
Ah seeking revenge with me heart and soul
Brother, when I spread the news around
Is to see how them cave men come to town.

When the Yankee was in full swing
Just imagine how I was suffering
Mavis told me straight to me face
How she find I too fast and out of place
No, no, no, they would start to fret
Money or not poor Sparrow can't get
Because with the Yankees they have it cool
Calypsonians too hard to fool.

It's the glamour boys again
We are going to rule Port of Spain
No more Yankee to spoil the fete
Dorothy have to take what she get
All of them who used to make style
While they are taking two shilling with a smile
No more hotel to rest your head
By the sweat of thy brow thou shall eat bread.

Mentioned in previous threads, but not posted. Lyrics from several sites on the net inc.