Shango Man
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics


Playing Shango Man up in Pari Land
So miserable, mocking Shango people
Well, a woman slap me with a broom
Meh head start to spin
On meh forehead she brand me with a spoon
And she start to sing, oh oh!

Ojo Romey O!
You should see me dance the Shango
Ah could feel the rhythm roll
Deep down in meh soul
Ho-sign Jahwayla
Ah beat the drum to bar Lucifer
Alar garda fee-leh fu-osho
Ojo Romey O!

Rolling on the ground, people dancing 'round
Then they lift me up, spin me like a top
Well they cut off the goat head in the mud
Lord! Meh belly boil!
And then they make me drink up the goat blood
Mixed with olive oil, singing:

Ojo Romey O!
You should see me dance the Shango
Ah could feel the rhythm roll
Deep down in meh soul
Ho-sign Jahwayla
Ah beat the drum to bar Lucifer
Alar garda fee-leh fu-osho
Ojo Romey O!

When the spirit catch you, nothing you could do
Except dance like hell, try to break the spell
Well everybody tell me I was great
They say I'm a boss
Under the spirit ah was dancing ah jarjar
And riding ah horse and singing:

Ojo Romey O!
You should see me dance the Shango
Ah could feel the rhythm roll
Deep down in meh soul
Ho-sign Jahwayla
Ah beat the drum to bar Lucifer
Alar garda fee-leh fu-osho
Ojo Romey O!

Ever since that day I can't keep away
I must be on spot every feast they got
Now I am a proper Shango Man
That does beat the drum
So if you want to join the Shango band
Follow me and come, come on

Ojo Romey O!
Come see the Sparrow dance the Shango
Feel the rhythm roll
Deep down in your soul
Ho-sign Jahwayla
Beat the drum to bar Lucifer
Alar garda fee-leh fu-osho
Ojo Romey O!

Shango!

Shango!

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Comments from YouTube:

A Rouse

Mom used to play this when I was young. Sweet memories!

iayyam

I love this song too bad....

Alma Gluck

That's a nice memory! Thanks for sharing!

Sean Smith

Nice to see this album on here.

iayyam

This is one of my all time favorite Sparrow kaiso. I've been looking for it for years. I'm in tears right now. Yoruba man here. TnT forever.

Yvette Johnson

King Sparrow in his element - Shango people!

Jim Brown

The Supreme Calypso King Of The World Di Mighty Sparrow... There's hasn't made a language Sparrow can't sing in...

Miles Walcott

Mighty Sparrow has fantastic vocals

Kerry Rochford

Masterpiece

Trevor Kellman

Calypso maestro_Legendary mighty Sparrow_the King of calypso .

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