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Jean and Dinah
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics


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 just how they could
Brother is now they park up in town
In for a penny, and in for a pound
And it's competition for so
Trouble in the town when the price drop low

So Jean and Dinah, Rosita and Clementina,
Round the corner posing, bet your life is something they selling
And if you find them broken you can get it 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
Want to get just one drink or two
And as we have things back in control
Ah seeking revenge with me heart and soul
No more hotel to rest your head
By the sweat of thy brow thou shall eat bread

So Jean and Dinah, Rosita and Clementina,
Round the corner posing, bet your life is something they selling
And if you find them broken you can get it all for nothing
Don't make no row, when the yankees gone, the Sparrow take over now

When the Yankee was in full swing
Just imagine how Calypsonian 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
With the Yankees you have it cool
Calypsonians too hard to fool

So Jean and Dinah, Rosita and Clementina,
Round the corner posing, bet your life is something they selling
And if you find them broken you can get it all for nothing
Don't make no row, the yankees gone, Sparrow take over now

We reach the glamour boys again
We are going to rule Port of Spain
No more Yankees to spoil the fete
Dorothy have to take what she gets
Since the natives are back in control
Ah seeking revenge with me heart and soul
No more hotel to rest your head
By the sweat of thy brow thou shall eat bread

So Jean and Dinah, Rosita and Clementina,
Round the corner posing, bet your life is something they selling
And if you find them broken you can get it all for nothing
Don't make no...

Writer(s): Don Raye, Mighty Sparrow

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kamisaki mai

i'm a very young person and for me to say that this song carries memories for me is a good thing yes means i grew up with good teachings. this is good music that u can't get anymore..

Moonchild Infinite

My mom used to play this all the time back home. Oh how I miss those days. 🙏🏾

Pam Fleming

Yes, It is 2019, and the Mighty Sparrow will be 84 on July 9th! - and I am lucky enough to be playing trumpet in his band in New York City July 5, 2019 at Summerstage (Springfield Park - Queens), and July 6 at Joe’s Pub at the public Theater in NYC!) - Who’s coming?

music4god2

Oh my I wish I was there! My birthday is July 5!!!! I'm here on his bday 7/9/2020!!!!

Hannah Pocock

How was it like?

PumpkinEskobarr

Dad had this on vinyl, then cassette tape aaand CD. He made sure to update his collection with every advancement.

Kurtisha Charlery

Still love this song in 2021 😂💃🏿

gaza2421

I love this song! Thanks for posting. I used to sing this to myself as I past the prostitutes on my way home from work at the bar :D

ninebasher

I fell in love with this song through history class...lol..

Jovan Subrath

SAME

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