Calypso Twist
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics


Chubby Checker felt so glad
When the twist sent New York mad
But at length and at last
The twist reach to Trinidad
Trinidad as you know
Is the land of calypso
But listen to this
I think we got the calypso twist

I mean a little bit of limbo (limbo)
And a little bit of Shango
Then if you could bongo
To the rhythm of calypso
Ay ay ay ay oh!

When the music start to play
Is to see them break away
Woman and man
Twisting up their foot and their hand
And when they drink and feeling sweet
Is fΓͺte from the dance-hall β€²til in the street
That's why I insist
We got the calypso twist

I mean a little bit of limbo
And a little touch of Shango
Man if you could bongo
To the rhythm of calypso
Ay ay ay ay oh!

Keep a big twist competition
In every section of this island
Look bacchanal
When you reach up to Maraval
Maraval got the belt right now
For pelting bottle and making row
But if you see them twist
They knocking their heel and trembling like this

With a little bit of limbo
They believe in their Shango
All of them could bongo
To the rhythm of calypso
Ay ay ay ay oh!

Dances come, dances go
I never see a dance that catch people so
Chubby Checker
Thatβ€²s a man we must remember
He really made this dance popular
But I was sorry for him in Astor Theatre
A girl from Boissierre
Make Chubby look like a square

With a little touch of limbo
And a sweet piece of Shango
The girl could have bongo
To the rhythm of calypso
Ay ay ay ay oh!

Writer(s): Slinger Francisco

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