Benwood Dick
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics


Aye, little boy, let me tell you this
Don′t be afraid, I ain't the police
You wouldn′t know me, but I want you to show me
A girl around here they call Mildred
When I tell you mister, Mildred is meh sister
He jump up and then he said

Tell your sister to come down quick
I have something for here for she
Tell she it's Mr. Benwood Dick
The man from Sangre Grande
She know me well, I gih she already
She must remember me
Go on, go on, tell she Mr. Benwood come

Sorry old man, that won't do for me
I don′t carry message for anybody
If you want to see she, don′t worry to send me
Climb up the step, you won't fall
It have a bell on the gate, ring it and wait
She must come after you call

Tell your sister to come down quick
I have something for here for she
Tell she it′s Mr. Benwood Dick
The man from Sangre Grande
She know me well, I gih she already
She must remember me
Go on, go on, tell she Mr. Benwood come

If you see the man, you might dead with fright
Especially if it's in the night
Wearing a big old straw hat
A dirty dirty alpagat
All he shirt colored black and greasy
I don′t see what kind of business a man like this
Could have with my sister Milly
He bawling...

Tell your sister to come down quick
I have something for here for she
Tell she it's Mr. Benwood Dick
The man from Sangre Grande
She know me well, I gih she already
She must remember me
Go on, go on, tell she Mr. Benwood come

Curiosity had meh head confused
I wonder what Mildred doing with a man who cyah buy shoes
They start to talk and talk, then they went for a walk
If you see them hand in hand
When he gone and ask she, who is he?
She tell me, is she compere, but was she man
He bawling...

Tell your sister to come down quick
I have something for here to gih she
Tell she it′s Mr. Benwood Dick
The man from Sangre Grande
She know me well, I gih she already
She must remember me
Go on, go on, yes tell she Mr. Benwood come

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Tracey K

Sparrow is one of many musical memories of my childhood and I 've loved him ever since. Back then, I never really paid attention to the lyrics or truly understood them until I got older. I thought, "Naughty, naughty man!" but loved it, of course, lol. I can safely say he is my favourite Calypsonian! :-)

Cecelia Grant-Peters

Taking me back to my childhood in the front room listening to Dad's vinyls, the Mighty Sparrow was one of his all time favourites.

linda brown

Love it, Looooooooooooove it. Makes me laugh. Used to make my mother laugh when I used to sing this around the house......RIP mom. Thank you for posting it.

aramis7350

Brings back memories from more than 50 years ago. Walking to or from the library in GT, I would hear this song a lot as it was being played at a 'rumshop' near to the Astor movie theater.

Mary Wanjiru

love it, brings a tear to my eyes, so many good memories

Juliet Phillips

I know!

Maria Lacaille

listening 2020 on my dads birthday...he loved mighty sparrow...both around same age but thankfully sparrow still here

Abdulahad Mujahid

2021

Tripod Threefoot

Coming from the Caribbean and having a name like "Bendwood" is considered royalty

Salsa Soul

My Daddy used to sing this at the top of his lungs. Lolololol! I love Sparrow with everything I am ♡

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