May May
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics


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Making love one day with a girl they call Mae Mae
Making love one day with a girl they call Mae Mae
I picked up Mae Mae by the railway
And we take a taxi straight to Claxton Bay
Before I laid her on the carpet
She start getting




Overall Meaning

restless, she start to fret
She say her mother coming back from down Chaguanas
She say her mother coming back from down Chaguanas


The song "May May" by Mighty Sparrow revolves around the story of the singer's sexual experience with a girl named Mae Mae. In the lyrics, he describes how he meets her by the railway and takes her to Claxton Bay in a taxi. However, just as they are about to have sex on the carpet, Mae Mae begins to worry about her mother coming back from Chaguanas. The singer tries to assure her that they have enough time but Mae Mae remains restless and eventually they decide to stop.


The lyrics of the song provide an insight into the casual attitude towards sex in Trinidad and Tobago, where it is not uncommon for people to engage in sexual activity with someone they have just met. However, it also highlights the fear of being caught by family members, especially mothers who are traditionally seen as the protectors of their children's morals and reputation.


Line by Line Meaning

Making love one day with a girl they call Mae Mae
Engaged in sexual intercourse with a woman known as Mae Mae on a certain day


Making love one day with a girl they call Mae Mae
Engaged in sexual intercourse with a woman known as Mae Mae on a certain day


I picked up Mae Mae by the railway
I met Mae Mae at or near a train station and offered her a ride


And we take a taxi straight to Claxton Bay
We traveled to Claxton Bay in a taxi without any stops in between


Before I laid her on the carpet
Before engaging in sexual intercourse with Mae Mae on the carpet


She start getting hot
Mae Mae became aroused or sexually excited




Writer(s): Francisco Slinger

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@riyadhrafique8377

Sparrow May May Road March 1960

Making love one day with a gyul (girl) they calling Mae Mae (2)
I pick up May May by the railway
and we take ah taxi straight to Claxton Bay
Before we lay down on the carpet, she stated catching fit whey she balling

Darling dont bite me, don't do that honey, I never had a man do that to me
Aye ya ya doo doo darling, look me pores raise up
Yuh making me feel so sweet
Stop! Sparrow stop!

This time if you see how she hook me and ah hook she
Like two snakes roll up
She so deceitful, she balling stop
But she like it, I know that by the way she scratch me like a cat leggo leggo Oh God Sparrow No!!

Repeat chorus

When we start to roll, ah get sand all in me nose hole, sand all in me eye, and ah getting bite w/ sand-fly
Ah kept on scratching & scratching
All this time I eh no (don't know) people watching,
Wait! Ah say wait May May, Gyul (girl) ah sand-fly bite me down (there)!!!!

Repeat chorus

Big trouble now with May May
Like she want to stay the whole day
But when ah (a) man finish, I think it's foolish to play licorice (greedy)
I tried to get up and tell she
May may darling the taxi waiting on we Come go, bring the rum, when we reach home give your man some- hear she!

Darling you love me?, please tell me honey. You know the man I have he does shame to do that to me!!

Aye ya ya doo doo darling, look me pores raise up
You making me feel so sweet
Stop! Sparrow stop!



@bondoshi5803

Here you go. Regards from Holland! May May
Mighty Sparrow
Making love one day
With a girl they calling Mae Mae
Making love one day
With a girl they calling Mae Mae
Ah pick up Mae Mae by the railway
And we take a taxi straight to Claxton Bay
Before we lay down on the carpet
She start catching fit
Darling don't bite me
Don't bite me honey
I never had a man
To ever do that to me
Aye aye aye aye aye doo doo darling
Look me pores raise up
You making me feel weak, weak
Stop! Sparrow stop!
Mae Mae...
This time if you see
How she hook me and ah hook she
Like two snakes rolled up
She so deceitful, she bawling "Stop!"
But she like it, ah know that
From the way she start to scratch me like a cat
Lemme go, lemme go, lemme go
Oh gosh Sparrow, no no no!
Darling don't bite me
Don't do that honey
I never had a man
That ever did that to me
Aye aye aye aye aye doo doo darling
Look me pores raise up
You making me feel so weak
Stop! Sparrow stop!
Mae Mae...
When we start to roll
I get sand all in meh nose hole
Sand all in meh eye
And ah getting bite with sandfly
Ah kept on scratching and scratching
All this time I lie, I know people watching
"Wait! Wait, Mae Mae
A sandfly bite me down there!"
But darling don't bite me
Don't do that honey
I never had a man
To ever do that to me
Aye aye aye aye aye Sparrow darling
Look me pores raise up
You making me feel so weak
Stop! Sparrow stop! Stop that!
Mae Mae...
Trouble now with Mae Mae
Like she want to stay the whole day
When a man finish
I think it's foolish to play licorice, that's right
I tried to get up and tell she
Mae Mae darling the taxi waiting on me
Come girl, keep the rum
When you reach home give your man some
But she bawling...
Darling you love me?
Please tell me honey
You know the man I have
Never did that to me
Aye aye aye aye aye doo doo darling
Look me pores raise up
You making me feel so weak
Stop! Sparrow stop!



All comments from YouTube:

@tafimutekwe2855

Slinger Fransisco has been a part of our entertainment for half a century of sterling socalypso Carribean music.May God grant him good health, happiness and even greater success.

@theuniversalconnection3510

There can never, ever be another like The Mighty Sparrow. This man is surely the God of Calypso. He was born to do this. We are indeed fortunate that we can enjoy such great talent. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

@TheObserver2

Thank you Riyadh for posting the lyrics. I can enjoy it even more now.

@sitarivera8952

Sweet sweet calypso. I don't know what we have now.

@riyadhrafique8377

This is a classic! Sparrow giving you his Road March from 1960 with a soca twist! This is one ballad that will never get old! No wonder schoolchildren would get their mouth busted for singing this kaiso! The double entendre is obvious!

@anitag9160

Sparrow forever.

@raoulpharose3283

ok merci mighty sparrow souvenire de 1964 en martinique

@dalehenry1630

big tune my dad had loved this tune mek a get misty

@sethaqui8272

Old people: the music these children listen today are so sexual
Also old people:

@onwukacity

Beautiful song!

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