Our Model Nation
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics


The whole population of our little nation in not a lot
But oh! what a mixture of races and culture
That's what we've got
Still no major indifference
Of race, colour, religion or finance
It's amazing to you I am sure
That we didn't get Independence before
Which means...

Trinidad and Tobago will always live on
Colonialism gone, our Nation is born... everybody
We go follow our leaders
They always do their best
Oh yes, we want to achieve, we going to aspire
We bound to be a success

It is a miracle all these difference people can dwell so well
You see we are educated to love and forget hatred
You know, you know is so
You people who are foreign
Ah got a message to give you when you going
Spread the word anywhere you pass
Tell the world there's a model nation at last
Which means...

Trinidad and Tobago will always live on
Colonialism gone, our Nation is born
We go follow our leaders
They always do their best
We want to achieve, I mihself go aspire
We bound to be a success

The revenue we make from oil and Pitch Lake is great, but wait
We got cocoa and copra, banana and sugar, coconuts, citrus
We may be small but we wealthy
Pound for pound we'll beat New York City
We got beaches and hotels built by Hilton
Our Nation ent second to anyone
Wey yuh talking?

Trinidad and Tobago will always live on
Colonialism gone, our Nation is born
We go follow our leaders
They always do their best
In order to achieve, you got to aspire
And we bound to be a success

You may not believe this but we didn't achieve this with floods of blood
It is leaders like Butler, Cipriani and the Doctor
They fight for what is right
So now I'm congratulating
All our leaders from the present
Back to the beginning
They have fought, now the battle is won
Thanks for a good job and well done
Everybody!

Trinidad and Tobago will always live on
Colonialism gone, our Nation is born
We go follow our leaders
They always do their best, oh yes
In order to achieve, ah know we got to aspire
And we bound to be a success

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One of the greatest patriotic calypsoes.Meaningful and
moving.πŸ‘πŸΈπŸ₯‚πŸ’–πŸŒπŸΎπŸŽ§πŸŽΉπŸŽΌπŸŽ€πŸŽΆπŸ”Š

Nicholas Boodoo

hi hi hi hi hi hi hi

Nicholas Boodoo

hi

Narissa Fraser

whoa! Haven't heard this since primary school! still love it....

Shawnna Francis

really, me too

K Bro

Wonderful song πŸ…πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡ΉπŸ’•

Karry On Psychology

Nice classic

Nicholas Boodoo

Good good😌😌

1siwela

This calypso was Sparrow's entry for the Independence calypso king contest in 1962 which was won by Lord Brynner.

Nicholas Boodoo

hi

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