B.G. Plantain
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics


A woman write a letter to the doc inquiring
"Tell me why you ban B.G. plantain"
"Doctor," she said, "I am inquiring
Why de hell you ban B.G. plantain?
Doctor, I can′t take it no longer
Like if you want me to suffer with hunger
Trinidad plantain ain't good at all
And so the men making style wid dem, so they small"

But one B.G. plantain does full up de pot
It′s so satisfying, 'specially when hot
Lord knows ah suffering
Since you ban B.G. plantain
It is to much to bear
Doctor, you too unfair
I will do anything
To taste a B.G. plantain

Dear Doctor, I hope you will agree
To change the law and show some sympathy
Even tho' you are angry with B.G.
Why should you make we pay de penalty?
You say you want us to use local plantain
But dis is one time you ain′t know wha′ you doing
De plantain here in this place
Too small, too soft, and got no blasted taste

But one B.G. plantain does full up de pot
It's so satisfying, ′specially when hot
Lord knows ah suffering
Since they ban B.G. plantain
It is to much to bear
Doctor, you too unfair
I will do anything
To taste a B.G. plantain

Woy oy oy
Aye aye aye, mama

She tell me even when she sleeping it's confusion
Dreaming how she have a big plantain in she hand
"Mister," she said, "ah going staring mad
You can′t imagine how ah want dis thing so bad"
Freighter from B.G. so I send de girl by him
When she come back she fuming and cussing
Asking if I ain't hear wha′ she say
She want plantain and I send she for sikiye

But one B.G. plantain does full up de pot
Lord knows ah suffering
Since they ban B.G. plantain
It is to much to bear
Doctor, you too unfair
I will do anything
To taste a B.G. plantain

Since de B.G. boat don't bring plantain again
Only up in Toco you could find some good size grain
De vendors in de city only fas and bobol face
Except for Massy Fay and big-nose Amal Bess
Still dem is joke to real B.G. plantain
When it hanging on de tree it still dragging
Long like a man hand, tough like iron
Dat is why ah want de Doctor to raise de ban

One B.G. plantain does full up de pot
It's so satisfying, ′specially when hot
Lord knows ah suffering
Since they ban B.G. plantain
It is to much to bear
Doctor, you too unfair
I will do anything
To taste a B.G. plantain

Contributed by Liliana Y. Suggest a correction in the comments below.
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NORMAN OSBORNE

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Aliyah Lalchand

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please what is the name of this song? @

Anthony Pierre

The reply you got was not quite right ... BG=British Guyana ... but it's "plantain" ... "BG Plantain"... a fruit in the banana family ... in the Spanish Caribbean it's "platano" ... much bigger than a banana, hence the "double entendre" in the lyrics ... the lady is asking for something a lot bigger!

marverem

BG Planting (British Guyana Planting)

Jerome Patton

British Guiana Plantain

Hollister Fleming

it is OK