Memories
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics


Every year somebody dear
Give us cause to shed a tear
And mourn for they are gone
Now all that's left is a faint memory
Based on the theme of a strange melody
Still we must think of them
And recall their image with pride
Telling people from deep inside
This is dedicated to those who died
Bert Inniss I'll always remember
Jumping when a steelband pass, playing mas
Sugary, peppery Bert, was never ever one for class
Bertram Inniss, wherever you are, compère
Just for you I came out with real fire this year

Each and everyone I know
Some good day will have to go
Right back from where they came
Now good or bad we must try all the same
Not to be sad or heap scorn on their name
And every girl and boy
Who are sharing my sympathies
I must tell you this song is just
Dedicated to memories

George Bailey I'll always remember
Jumping when a steelband pass, playing mas
Sugary, peppery George was never ever one for class
George Bailey, wherever you are compère
Just for you I came out with real fire this year

How many have known a friend
Playing mas down to the end
Who will never again
And though we play
Now and then thoughts will stray
To that dear one who has long passed away
So for this Carnival when you're jumping up, take a break
Try and take in this song I make
To remember for old times sake

Jack Brathwaithe I'll always remember
Jumping when them big band pass, playing mas
Sugary, peppery Jack was never ever one for class
Jack Brathwaithe, where ever you are compère
Just for you I came out with real fire this year

Simple words cannot define
The memories that fills the mind
Of those who are left behind
To some of us it's a kin or a friend
Or a great love that was shared to the end
So it is our duty, I mean each and every one
See that their memories live on
Even though they are dead and gone

Albert Moore I'll always remember
Jumping when a steel band pass, playing big mas
Sugary, peppery Al was never ever one for class
Dear Albert, where ever you are compère
Just for you I came out with real fire this year

Writer(s): Slinger Francisco

Contributed by Elena K. Suggest a correction in the comments below.
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Comments from YouTube:

brassdr

Love this version! Didn't think I would appreciate it in a different key, but the arrangement is very suave and cool. Great stuff!

Peter Hume

This tune is like a breath of fresh air. Simple , Beautiful and Poignant. Deserves an award.

Dumfries Spearhead

At last! I heard this song for the first (and last until now) time in 1985 in Trinidad. It always moved me. On a whim just now I typed in "George Bailey, I'll remember calypso song" and this came up. And as I'm playing it, my eyes are streaming with tears.

Debbie Ann Jones

I took the same action you did to find the song and its title And my tears are also flowing

Mark Augustus

in loving memory of Ron Berridge

David Mitchell

A 1974 classic from the birdie.

Ashton Ramdial

He is the greatest calypsonian in the world..he understood melody

Renegadeproject

Sweet memories

astar bishop

This is Trinidad's 
Classical Music

Habibah Ahmad

Always have enjoy the Mighty Sparrow calsypo he is good as a kid growing up the school I use to go to they would have carnival jump up it was fun

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