Nat King Cole – Calypso Blues Lyrics

(don george, nathaniel cole)

Wa-oo-oo, wa-oo-oo,

Wa-oo wa-oo wa-oo wa-ay…

Wa-oo-oo, wa-oo-oo,

Wa-oo wa-oo wa-oo wa-ay…

Sittin’ by de ocean

Me heart, she feel so sad,

Sittin’ by de ocean,

Me heart, she feel so sad…

Don’t got de money

To take me back to trinidad.

Fine calypso woman,

She cook me shrimp and rice,

Fine calypso woman,

She cook me shrimp and rice…

Dese yankee hot dogs

Don’t treat me stomach very nice.

In trinidad, one dollar buy

Papaya juice, banana pie,

Six coconut, one female goat,

An’ plenty fish to fill de boat.

One bushel bread, one barrel wine,

An’ all de town, she come to dine.

But here is bad, one dollar buy

Cup of coffee, ham on rye.

Me throat she sick from necktie,

Me feet hurt from shoes.

Me pocket full of empty,

I got calypso blues.

Dese yankee girl give me big scare,

Is black de root, is blonde de hair.

Her eyelash false, her face is paint,

And pads are where de girl she ain’t!

She jitterbug when she should waltz,

I even think her name is false.

But calypso girl is good a lot,

Is what you see, is what she got.

Sittin’ by de ocean

Me heart, she feel so sad,

Sittin’ by de ocean,

Me heart, she feel so sad…

Don’t got de money

To take me back to trinidad.

Wa-oo-oo, wa-oo-oo,

Wa-oo wa-oo wa-oo wa-ay…

Wa-oo-oo, wa-oo-oo,

Wa-oo wa-oo wa-oo wa-ay…

(repeat chant to fade)

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