Jean & Dinah
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics

Mighty Sparrow
Jean and Dinah
Well the girls in town feeling bad
No more Yankees in Trinidad
They going to close down the base for good
Them girls have to make out how they could
Brother is now they park up in town
In for a penny, and in for a pound
Believe me it's competition for so
Trouble in the town when the price drop low

So when you bounce up Jean and Dinah
Rosita and Clementina, round the corner posing
Bet your life is something they selling
And if you catch them
You can get 'em all for nothing
Don't make no row, the yankees gone, Sparrow take over now

Things bad is to hear them cry
Not a sailor in town, the night clubs dry
Only West Indians like me or you
Are able to get a drink or two
And as we have things back in control
Ah seeking revenge with me heart and soul
Brother when I spread the news around
Is to see how them cave men come into town

(This verse is sometimes omitted)
When the Yankee was in full swing
Just imagine how I was suffering
Mavis told me straight to me face
How she find I too fast and out of place
No, no, no, they would start to fret
Money or not poor Sparrow can't get
Because with the Yankees they have it cool
Calypsonians too hard to fool

It's the glamour boys again
We are going to rule Port of Spain
No more Yankees to spoil the fete
Dorothy have to take what she get
All of them who used to make style
While they taking two shillling with a smile
No more hotel to rest your head
By the sweat of thy brow thou shall eat bread

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Comments from YouTube:

Andrew Hall

I can't tell you how happy this music makes me. I'm an Aussie born in the USA and I've been all over the world, this music may be the most beautiful I've ever heard. Trinidad is coming this year.


Nice to hear that u enjoy our sweet music ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ƒ


Try Kitchener, psn explosion, rain o rama,
Agree with you. After listening for so long I even understand their patois.

Geeta Ramlochan

Love that you love this music always enjoy to fullest

Roses 4me

G'day mate! Glad you enjoyed the music. My sister visited Australia last year. This is a very upbeat, happy, music. Dance with a partner!

Oliviea's Hair

It's 2022 and Mighty Sparrow still is fire!๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ A real icon! Thanks for bringing back so much memories

Sharon S

Just saw him in concert a week ago. When this came on, the crowd went crazy. He sounded amazing live. I met him after the concert and got a picture with him. Loved the concert and this medley.

Helen Grenade

The Mighty Sparrow's voice is a combination of sheer vulnerability and power, it gives us something to aspire and leaves us feeling more courageous. His voice is an irresistible force that combines a love of Caribbean Calypso and Soca Music with an undeniable depth of feeling. We love you dearly Sparrow.

Hortense Phillip

Sparrow is a master lyricist. There is no one better.

Kyle Linahan

I grew up listening to this song in Sydney, Australia...brings back good memories! Thanks so much for posting this!

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