Big Bamboo
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics


I asked my woman what must I do, what must I do
To make her honest and keep love too, and keep love too
She said Sparrow all I want from you, I want from you
Is a little little piece baby, just a little little piece of the big bamboo

Well she's ready for, bamboo, grows out from the ground, bamboo
It's so big and strong, bamboo stand up straight and tall, bamboo
Please it's what I want bamboo, tadadada bamboo lalalala bamboo laladedada bamboo tadadada
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars

I gave my woman a coconut , a coconut
She told me she thought, it was ok but, it is ok but
To my surprise she gave it back to me, right back to me
What good is the nut baby, tell me what good is the nut without the tree

Well she's ready for, bamboo, grows out from the ground, bamboo
It's so big and strong, bamboo, stand up straight and tall, bamboo
Please it's what I want, bamboo, tadadada bamboo lalalala bamboo laladedada bamboo
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars

I gave my woman a sugarcane, a sugarcane
Very very sweet, I must explain, I must explain
And she gave it back much to my surprise, to my surprise
I love this flavour I really,really love this flavour but not the size

Well she's ready for, bamboo, grows out from the ground, bamboo
It's so big and strong, bamboo, stand up straight and tall, bamboo
Please it's what I want, bamboo, tadadada bamboo lalalala bamboo laladedada bamboo dubydubydubydoo
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars

Now ever since the world began, the world began
Woman was always fooling man, fooling man
And, but they found out women were always true, always true
To the man then, who would jam them,when they really really would jam them
With the big bamboo

Well they're ready for, bamboo, grows out from the ground, bamboo
It's so big and strong, bamboo, stands up straight and tall, bamboo
Please it's what I want bamboo, tadadada bamboo lalalala bamboo laladedada bamboo dubydubydubydoo
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars

A Japanese came to America, to America
For a woman he brought out Rockefeller Plaza, Rockefeller Plaza
She said Hai Hai Hai no more Ari Ka Toh, Ari Ka Toh
You show up me with your bridges,
When I only want a few inches at the big bamboo

Well she's ready for, bamboo, grows out from the ground, bamboo
It's so big and strong, bamboo, stands up straight and tall, bamboo
Please it's what I want bamboo, tadadada bamboo lalalala bamboo laladeda bamboo tadadada
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars

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Juan Carlos Reina Leal

Mighty Sparrow – "Big Bamboo" Lyrics

I asked my woman what must I do, what must I do
To make her honest and keep love too, and keep love too
She said Sparrow all I want from you, I want from you
Is a little little piece baby, just a little little piece of the big bamboo

Well she's ready for, bamboo, grows out from the ground, bamboo
It's so big and strong, bamboo stand up straight and tall, bamboo
Please it's what I want bamboo, tadadada bamboo lalalala bamboo laladedada bamboo tadadada
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars

I gave my woman a coconut , a coconut
She told me she thought, it was ok but, it is ok but
To my surprise she gave it back to me, right back to me
What good is the nut baby, tell me what good is the nut without the tree

Well she's ready for, bamboo, grows out from the ground, bamboo
It's so big and strong, bamboo, stand up straight and tall, bamboo
Please it's what I want, bamboo, tadadada bamboo lalalala bamboo laladedada bamboo
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars

I gave my woman a sugarcane, a sugarcane
Very very sweet, I must explain, I must explain
And she gave it back much to my surprise, to my surprise
I love this flavour I really,really love this flavour but not the size

Well she's ready for, bamboo, grows out from the ground, bamboo
It's so big and strong, bamboo, stand up straight and tall, bamboo
Please it's what I want, bamboo, tadadada bamboo lalalala bamboo laladedada bamboo dubydubydubydoo
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars

Now ever since the world began, the world began
Woman was always fooling man, fooling man
And, but they found out women were always true, always true
To the man then, who would jam them,when they really really would jam them
With the big bamboo

Well they're ready for, bamboo, grows out from the ground, bamboo

It's so big and strong, bamboo, stands up straight and tall, bamboo
Please it's what I want bamboo, tadadada bamboo lalalala bamboo laladedada bamboo dubydubydubydoo
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars

A Japanese came to America, to America
For a woman he brought out Rockefeller Plaza, Rockefeller Plaza
She said Hai Hai Hai no more Ari Ka Toh, Ari Ka Toh
You show up me with your bridges,
When I only want a few inches at the big bamboo

Well she's ready for, bamboo, grows out from the ground, bamboo
It's so big and strong, bamboo, stands up straight and tall, bamboo
Please it's what I want bamboo, tadadada bamboo lalalala bamboo laladeda bamboo tadadada
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars



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Juan Carlos Reina Leal

Mighty Sparrow – "Big Bamboo" Lyrics

I asked my woman what must I do, what must I do
To make her honest and keep love too, and keep love too
She said Sparrow all I want from you, I want from you
Is a little little piece baby, just a little little piece of the big bamboo

Well she's ready for, bamboo, grows out from the ground, bamboo
It's so big and strong, bamboo stand up straight and tall, bamboo
Please it's what I want bamboo, tadadada bamboo lalalala bamboo laladedada bamboo tadadada
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars

I gave my woman a coconut , a coconut
She told me she thought, it was ok but, it is ok but
To my surprise she gave it back to me, right back to me
What good is the nut baby, tell me what good is the nut without the tree

Well she's ready for, bamboo, grows out from the ground, bamboo
It's so big and strong, bamboo, stand up straight and tall, bamboo
Please it's what I want, bamboo, tadadada bamboo lalalala bamboo laladedada bamboo
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars

I gave my woman a sugarcane, a sugarcane
Very very sweet, I must explain, I must explain
And she gave it back much to my surprise, to my surprise
I love this flavour I really,really love this flavour but not the size

Well she's ready for, bamboo, grows out from the ground, bamboo
It's so big and strong, bamboo, stand up straight and tall, bamboo
Please it's what I want, bamboo, tadadada bamboo lalalala bamboo laladedada bamboo dubydubydubydoo
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars

Now ever since the world began, the world began
Woman was always fooling man, fooling man
And, but they found out women were always true, always true
To the man then, who would jam them,when they really really would jam them
With the big bamboo

Well they're ready for, bamboo, grows out from the ground, bamboo

It's so big and strong, bamboo, stands up straight and tall, bamboo
Please it's what I want bamboo, tadadada bamboo lalalala bamboo laladedada bamboo dubydubydubydoo
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars

A Japanese came to America, to America
For a woman he brought out Rockefeller Plaza, Rockefeller Plaza
She said Hai Hai Hai no more Ari Ka Toh, Ari Ka Toh
You show up me with your bridges,
When I only want a few inches at the big bamboo

Well she's ready for, bamboo, grows out from the ground, bamboo
It's so big and strong, bamboo, stands up straight and tall, bamboo
Please it's what I want bamboo, tadadada bamboo lalalala bamboo laladeda bamboo tadadada
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars
The big big bamboo bamboo lalalala lalalala lalala
Working for the yankee dollars

Buddy Baboolall

Sparrow cant be replaced. He was the best .

curtiss744

I love this , I so miss the oldtime calypso

Redman Lane Don Miguel Rd

Luv this mix ,playing patience n jamming

Al Palmer

Just awesome!  Jovial, sexual connotation, amplified with great music composition, life  (another book of it's knowledge,  experiences and wisdom),  a unique piece of poetry made to please and further satisfy the mind and the soul.  A blessing to all mankind.  All, each and every one should take it in.  Thank  God his Majesty lasted this long.

Keely Bilcom

Ladies...... Listen to that baseline...... Time to get up and dance........ awesome 💃

davey jones

still listening in 2015

anthony noray

Sparrow for prime minister it's long over due.

Amedidzata butu panjie

haahaaha king of calypso music,,,,,,,,,u large mighty sparrow
still in 2018

shawn khan

nice song

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