Calypso Boogaloo
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics

I went to a dance in New York City
Last week saturday night
With a big fat mamma from Mississippi
I really was uptight.
The band started swinging with the Boogaloo
She says "Sparrow, please
I'm gonna teach this dance to you,
take it back to the West Indies" - and she tell me

You got to learn to do the Calypso Boogaloo
You got to learn to do the Calypso Boogaloo
Take it back to the West Indies
Underneath the Coconut trees.

The Mississippi Mama started working up
more she sweat is more she yell - HEY
Three policemen tried but couldn't make she stop
So they say she crazy like hell.
Then she shoe break and she make fall down
everybody started to laugh
Because she stocking dragging on the ground
and she crash they bust up in half - still she calling:

As long as I live I will never, never,
Never, ever forget
The big fat Mississippi Mamma and the Rutland Palace Fete.
I felt so good I am telling you
When the steel band started to fight.
Old Harris put me in a taxi
And I missed that Mamma that night - still she calling:

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Comments from YouTube:

Anthony Dennis

Oh my God, I haven't heard this tune since 1968! Brings back childhood memories! Oh yes!


My late father was from Barbados so we heard steady stream of Sparrow on regular basis.


Remember this song when I was a 'lil nothing kid, love this song!


The King of Soca thank you for posting.

Michael Luciano

Late nights at The Admiral

Surya Guru