Mango Vert
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics


A Yankee man and a woman
Was in confusion
This Yankee man and a woman
Was in confusion
The woman give him something to eat
With stringy, stringy hair but it tasting sweet
He say ah rather do without
It go stick up in me teeth, ah done wash me mouth.

She said,
If you eat it right
The hair won't stick in you teeth
And you bound to say
How it tasting sweet, sweet, sweet
But if you eat it wrong
Don't walk in the street
Everybody go know
When they see the hair in your teeth!

So the Yankee tell her: "Honey
Tell me why you forcing me
As a rule when ah done brush me teeth
I want nothing more to eat"
So she said: "Take it easy Joe
It seem to me like you don't know
But this thing is tasting so nice
If you eat it once you must eat it twice."

Man,
If you eat it right
The hair won't stick in you teeth
And you bound to say
How it tasting sweet, sweet, sweet
But if you eat it wrong
Don't walk in the street
Everybody go know
When they see the hair in your teeth!

All this time I living next door
What they talking 'bout I don't know
But the conversation interest me
So ah listening attentively
She try to rub the thing in he mouth
He started running and jump about
She said you think a making sport
Keep running ah go push it straight down your throat!

Joe,
If you eat it right
The hair won't stick in you teeth
And you bound to say
How it tasting sweet, sweet, sweet
But if you eat it wrong
Don't walk in the street
Everybody go know
When they see the hair in your teeth!

Believe I wanted to know
I ain't care if they call me macaw
After listening attentively
Ah knock on the door very boldly
When ah bust the door and ah enter
Ah see them standing up in the centre
The stupid Yankee catching cold feet
Is a mango vert the man 'fraid to eat.

She said,
If you eat it right
The hair won't stick in you teeth
And you bound to say
How it tasting sweet, sweet, sweet
But if you eat it wrong
Don't walk in the street
Everybody go know
When they see the hair in your teeth!

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