Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Add: Yankee Dollar (Lord Invader)

DigiTrad:
LINSTEAD MARKET


Related threads:
Merrick's Orchestra - Cipriani Calypso (5)
Lyr Req: Three Friends' Advice (Lord Executor) (21)
(origins) Origins: Small Island (60)
Lyr Req: Rum and Coca Cola (100)
What's the difference between calypso and reggae? (82)
(origins) Origins: Calypso War- 'Yes my mother dead' (19)
Help: Title of song-Miss Daisy (Lord Invader) (6)
Lyr Req: Crisis In Arkansas (Lord Invader) (9)
Lyr Req: Anybody knows this calypso song? (6)
Lyr Add: Songs from Barbados (24)
Janie Mama calypso - translation?? (14)
Lyr Add: Murder in de Market (Caribbean) (23)
Linstead Market MIDI (18)
ADD: jamaican folk music (71)
Lyr Req: Big Bamboo (18)
Caribbean Calypso (16)
Lyr Req: Cudelia Brown / Cordelia Brown (74)
ADD: Songs from Trinidad (37)
Lyr/Chords Add: Linstead Market (trad Calypso) (19)
(origins) Origins: Sly Mongoose (43)
Lyr Add: Big Big Sambo Gyal (Jamaica) (32)
Lyr Add: Reincarnation (Calypso) (12)
Lyr Req: Old Time Cat o' Nine (Lord Invader) (158)
Lyr Add: Donkey City (Calypso) (3)
Lyr Add: Judy Drownded (6)
Lyr Add: The Lajobless (Calypso) (1)
Lyr Req: Oh, Not A Cent (7)
Miss Dorothy, Dorothy (4)
(origins) Origins: 'Let me go, Melda Massi/Marcey' (Harry B (8)
Biography: Lord Invader- calypsonian- anyone knew? (26)
Lyr Add: Sing Sally Oh (Calypso) (1)
SOCA LYRICS (Trinidad, Caribbean) (5)
Calypso guitar (2)
Lyr Req: Trinidad Calypso - Rum and Coca Cola (8) (closed)


MorwenEdhelwen1 18 May 11 - 05:34 AM
Charley Noble 18 May 11 - 07:57 AM
MorwenEdhelwen1 18 May 11 - 08:15 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 18 May 11 - 10:49 PM
Jim Dixon 20 May 11 - 09:43 PM
MorwenEdhelwen1 21 Jun 11 - 10:17 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Lyr Add: YANKEE DOLLAR (Lord Invader)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 18 May 11 - 05:34 AM

Yankee Dollar In Trinidad (from YouTube and downloaded "Calypso In New York" liner notes)


YANKEE DOLLAR IN TRINIDAD
Rupert Grant (Lord Invader), 1946

Well look I had a pretty baby,
Who confessed she loved me,
And she from respectable family,

And she said that she had a soldier,
Who is treating her much better, uh huh
No, she said she don't want no native feller.

Chorus (x2):
And she told me plainly, she love Yankee money,
And she said, "Lord Invader, not because you sung "Rum and Coca-Cola",
Don't bother if you know you ain't got that Yankee dollar."

I started to chat the lady, I pleaded so impressively,
I showed her a lot of English money.
But she said what she need me to understand,
Is that she don't want no Trinidadian,
You must be an American
Or either a Puerto Rican.
(Chorus)

Yes, they have some girls in Port-of-Spain,
Some of them ain't got no shame,
Yes, I know a lot but I won't call name,
And if you see them around the corner
To approach them don't you bother
Uh huh, don't you know they blockin' some Yankee soldier.
(Chorus: They will tell you plainly they love Yankee money)

But now the war is over, Trinidad is getting harder,
Some of the women bawling for murder,
And you can hear them how they gossiping,
No more Yankee dollars they spending, and thing
Well now they hustlin' for their usual shilling.

Note: There is an obvious connection between this song and the 1956 "Jean and Dinah" in that both are about prostitution in Port-of-Spain and the lowering prices in the postwar period. In both songs the women are depicted as saddened by the loss of the Americans and their money and the singer implies that he is personally acquainted with these women.

Does anyone have any comments on this song?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Yankee Dollar (Lord Invader)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 May 11 - 07:57 AM

No, but it's all interesting social history.

Maybe you should pull all your West Indies threads together as a "perma thread."

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Yankee Dollar (Lord Invader)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 18 May 11 - 08:15 PM

Anyone want to add comments?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Yankee Dollar (Lord Invader)
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 18 May 11 - 10:49 PM

Thank you for the transcription - and your time - and interest.

The Mudcat could use a dozen more just like you.

There is currently a whirlwind of material to be reaped ... and the window of opportunity is small ... the USA material is threatened this week.

A time/date/url (youtube source) would help future researchers.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Job well done...thanks again.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Yankee Dollar (Lord Invader)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 May 11 - 09:43 PM

YouTube has a recording of Lord Invader singing YANKEE DOLLAR.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Yankee Dollar (Lord Invader)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 10:17 PM

I transcribed the lyrics from the recording, Jim. I think there is almost a sadistic (is that the right word) happiness, or a boastful sort of pride in Invader's descriptions of the young girls and women who must now "hustle for their usual shilling" now that the Americans are gone. It's almost as if he's implying that this is their comeuppance for rejecting him. Does anyone share this opinion?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 15 December 4:06 PM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.