Federation
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics


People want to know why Jamaica run from the Federation
Well, they want to know why Jamaica run away from the Federation
Jamaica have a right to speak she mind, that is my opinion
And if you believe in democracy, you'll agree with me

But if they know they didn't want
Federation (Federation)
And they know they don't want to unite as one
Independence was at the door, why didn't they speak before?
This is no time to say you eh federating no more

When they didn't get the capital site, that nearly cause big fight
When Sir Grantley Adams took up his post, that even made things worse
They bawling, "We ent want no Bajan premier
Trinidad can't be capital for here!"
So the grumbling went on and on to a big referendum

But if they know they didn't want Federation (Federation)
And they know they don't want to unite as one and only one
I say to tell the Doctor you not in favour, don't behave like a blasted traitor
How the devil you mean you eh federating no more?

Sorry, but no Federation again, I think it's a big shame
After so much efforts and energy-Goodbye everybody
Right now it's only a memory, we fail miserably
Some may say we shouldn't help part it, but is Jamaica wey start it

If they know they didn't want Federation (Federation)
And they know they don't want to unite as one
Just tell the Doctor you not in favour, don't behave like a blasted traitor
This is no time to say you eh federating no more?

Federation boil down to simply this-is dog eat dog and survival of the fittest
Everybody fighting for Independence singularly, Trinidad for instance
We going get it too, so don't bother, but I find we should we all be together
Not separated as we are because of Jamaica

If they know they didn't want Federation (Federation)
And they know they don't want to unite as one... Tell the Doctor
Tell the Doctor you not in favour, don't behave like a blasted traitor
How the devil you mean you eh federating no more?... Outside, man

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People want to know why Jamaica run
From the Federation
Well they want to know why Jamaica run away
From the Federation
Jamaica have a right to speak she mind
That is my opinion
And if you believe in democracy
You'll agree with me

But if they know they didn't want federation
And they know they don't want to unite as one
Independence was at the door
Why didn't they speak before
This is no time to say you ain't federating no more!

When they didn't get the capital site
That nearly cause big fight
When Sir Grandley Adams took up his post
That even made things worse
They bawling "we ain't want no Bajan premier
Trinidad can't be capital for here!"
So the grumbling went on and on
To a big referendum

But if they know they didn't want federation
And they know they don't want to unite as one and only one
I say to tell the Doctor you're not in favour
Don't behave like a blasted traitor
How the devil you mean you ain't federating no more!



All comments from YouTube:

Kusmin Guinness

There will never be another King of Calypso like The Mighty Sparrow. He is undeniably the best - TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER. May you live long and prosper. We are a richer world for your royal Birth. THANK YOU SIR.

Marle de bakker

Exactly. Look now 20.to.40.years later. Sadly nobody with his capacity and ability.took over. I am yearning for his covona 19 song.🤩

Bondee Bryan

Yes Kusmin

Sparrow today tomorrow and forever.

Kay

Morning of CSEC Caribbean history multiple choice 2019 , listening to this as a review for those federation questions lol . Thanks mr. Sparrow!

nytrini2005

The only way you can get a better example of calypso, is from another Sparrow calypso.

As the Mighty Sparrow is at the sunset of his life, I want to thank him for his great contribution to T&T.

Kalani Charles

+Fred LAGRANDCOURT Koop

Marle de bakker

+Fred LAGRANDCOURT You are so right.

Fred LAGRANDCOURT

Damn genuinely true!

LifeWPCOS

This is STILL what goes on between Trinidadians and Jamaicans ESPECIALLY at work !!!

Bernadette Sheridan

I sung these words as a child... they are no less timely today.. there IS a message a the music..!!

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