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Friday, March 9, 2012

Jean and Dinah/Calypso..Is Like So - Mighty Sparrow/Robert Mitchum/The US Naval Steel Band/Philippe Lavil

Jean and Dinah
Well, de girls in town feeling bad
No more Yankees in Trinidad 
Dey going to close down de base for good
Dem, girls have to make out how dey could
Brother is now dey park up in town
In for a penny, and in for a pound
Believe me, it's competition for so
Trouble in de town when de price drop low

(Chorus:)
So when you bounce up, Jean and Dinah
Rosita and Clemontina, round de corner posin'
Bet your life is something dey selling 
But when you catch them broken
You can get dem all for nuttin' 
Doh make no row, de yankee's gone, 
Sparrow take over now 

Things bad is to hear dem cry 
Not a sailor in town, de 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 de news around 
Is to see how dem cave men, come into town 

When de 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, dey would start to fret 
Money or not, poor Sparrow can't get 
Because wid de Yankees, dey have it cool 
Calypsonian's too hard to fool 

It's de glamour boys again
We are going to rule Port of Spain
No more Yankees to spoil de fete
Dorothy have to take what she get
All of dem who used to make style
While dey taking two shillling wid a smile
No more hotel to rest your head
By de sweat of dy brow, dou shall eat bread

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