Robbery With V
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics


They want a new King
They would do anything
They want a new King
They will do anything
Well they don't like meh way
How ah sticking out for money
If ah don't get pay
I ain't singing for nobody
They decide to clip meh wings
And put ah obstacle there as King

A man with no originality
No stage personality
They trying to make me look small
All he have is a deep croon
But he won't change the tune at all
This song, that song, same melody
No variety
If you don't believe me
You could ask anybody
If it ain't robbery with V

Hiding the judges name
Ah fus they feeling shame
They feel they spiting me
But they too blind to see
I am the only man
Does fight for Calypsonians
Right here in this island
Getting no appreciation
Instead of helping me up
They fighting for progress to stop

They put up a man with no originality
No stage personality
They trying to make me look small
I know he have a deep croon
But when he go change that tune?
This song, that song, same melody
No variety
Well if you don't believe me
You could ask anybody
If it ain't robbery with V

Now try and remember
I have nothing against Dougla
We all went up to sing
And all of we hope was to win
It is the committee
That making it they duty
Forgetting ability
Extending sympathy
But is the one thing they learn
They give him the crown
But I had the throne

He ain't had no stage personality
No originality
They can't make me look small
All he have is a deep croon
But he won't change the tune at all
This song, that song, same melody
No variety
Well if you don't believe me
You could ask anybody
If it ain't robbery with V

They say I'm not a sport
Call me names of every sort
But I want them to know
My whole life is calypso
I take it seriously
I ain't care who say ah silly
It's a job to me
No one should disagree
All I am begging them to do
Is to give credit where credit is due

Don't put no man with no originality
No stage personality
Don't try to make me look small
Because all he have is a deep croon
Tell me when he go change the tune
This song, that song, same melody
No variety
Well if you don't believe me
You could ask anybody
If it ain't robbery with V

Writer(s): Francisco Slinger

Contributed by Jake S. Suggest a correction in the comments below.
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SuperSnk1

This competition in 1961 was very unique in that it was the first year that The Mighty Dougla sang and his Topics were also very interesting and imaginative. Lazy Man and Split me in two were classics and he had a lovely voice also. Before the competition every one was singing these tunes especially the kids. The Mighty Sparrow was powerful as ever with Royal Jail and I believe 'Rose" which many thought was a sentimental song and not a Calypso. It was very close and Dougla won. Great time.

Richard Johnson

Sparrow is king undoubtedly. But the Mighty Dougla calypso Lazy Man was a classic and he deserved the win even if Sparrow was nipping at his heels for a close second.

NORMAN OSBORNE

THROWING SOME WORDS DIRECTLY AT MIGHTY DOUGLA ONE OF SPARROW'S BEST WORK LYRICALLY SOUND.

SuperSnk1

@marledebakkerunicorn . You are correct that lots of viewers are interested in the lyrics for it is the soul of calypso and that story is what holds your attention. Please upload if possible Sparrow's Bullpistle and Kerry Packer. Thanks.

R Gemin

how come Sparrow can lost the competition ?? for me HE IS THE KING OF CALYPSO sinds Calyopso started he is the UNTRONED KING

Pacafra

Angelina and the Yankees, fool and his money, English society also were great hits from the Birdie. (Where is mighty Dougla by the way?)

Brian Joseph

Wow... Thanks, miss this old time Calypso... Tired of the "new" music... No lyrics nor melody and don't talk about originality...

Vernell Quashie

@Pacafra ...Mighty Dougla transitionship began in May 1977.

SuperSnk1

@Pacafra . Dougla passed on quite some time ago.

Samuel Parkinson

Umlghhty sparrow

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