Sparrow Dead
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics


"Something in he bladder..."
"And a double dose of leukemia..."

Two gossip mongers gossipin'
I stand up in a corner listenin'
Before I could ask who dey talking 'bout,
A newspaper boy start to shout, hey!

Extra!
Read all about it!

Who kill de Sparrow? Nobody know...
("Sparrow dead!")
If you see dis woman
("Sparrow dead!")
Wid a flag in she hand
("Sparrow dead!")
She bang on she belly
("Sparrow dead!")
Tellin' everybody
("Sparrow dead!")
Who kill de Sparrow? Nobody know...

Well big mouth Lillian
Say the funeral was on television
She picky head cousin say
"Mmmhumm, de coffin cost twenty thousand
That is why he sell de company
To pay de doctor and de burial fee"
While she talking up come big Belly Angie
With a paper bawlin' "Girl, all you ain't see?"

Oh, you read it?
I'm gon' tell you:

Who kill de Sparrow? Nobody know...
("Sparrow dead!")
If you see de woman
("Sparrow dead!")
Wid a flag in she hand
("Sparrow dead!")
She bang she belly
("Sparrow dead!")
Tellin' everybody
("Sparrow dead!")
Who kill de Sparrow? Nobody know...

Well dat was excitement
Traffic jam, people block de pavement
Mama look at commerce
Everybody done ride de express
If people want to kill, choke or leggo
Sparrow just land in [?]
This time the evening news led de throng
That another had lain by Chester Marong, hey!

Read all about it!
Extra!

Who kill de Sparrow? Nobody know...
("Sparrow dead!")
If you see dis woman
("Sparrow dead!")
Wid that flag in she hand
("Sparrow dead!")
She bang she belly
("Sparrow dead!")
Tellin' everybody
("Sparrow dead!")
Who kill de Sparrow? Nobody know...

Writer(s): Slinger Francisco

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

XxMilaxx

Mighty Sparrow( The Mighty Sparrow ) 

Sparrow Dead
I hear he had cancer
I hear he had yellow fever
Something in de bladder
And a double dose of leukemia

Two gossip mongers gossipin'
I stand up in a corner listenin'
Before I could ask who dey talking 'bout,
A newspaper boy start to shout

'Hey paper!
'Extra!'
'Read all about it!'
'Paper!'

Who kill de Sparrow? Nobody know...
('Sparrow dead!')
If you see dis woman
('Sparrow dead!')
Wid a flag in she hand
('Sparrow dead!')
She bang she belly
('Sparrow dead!')
Tellin' everybody
('Sparrow dead!')
Who kill de Sparrow? Nobody know...

According to Vicki
He was always lookin' sickly
So he went to England
For a belly transplant operation

It's de woman that he foul up begee (?)
If she would walk out on he
Another newsman, got tell she know -
It's the devil that he sell for calypso!

'Hey, paper'
'Extra!'
'Read all about it!'
'Paper!'

Who kill de Sparrow Nobody know
{'Sparrow dead!'}
If you see dis woman
{'Sparrow dead')
With a flag in she hand
('Sparrow dead!')
She bang she belly
{'Sparrow dead')
Tellin' everybody
('Sparrow dead')
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Well big mouth Lillian
Say the funeral was on television
She picky head cousin say
'Mmmhumm, de coffin cost twenty thousand
That is why he sell de company
To pay de doctor and de burial fee'
While she talking up scum big Belly Angie
With a paper bawlin' 'Girl, all you ain't see?'

Oh, you read it?
I'm gon' tell you:

Who kill de Sparrow? Nobody know...
('Sparrow dead!')
If you see de woman
('Sparrow dead!')
Wid a flag in she hand
('Sparrow dead!')
She bang she belly
('Sparrow dead!')
Tellin' everybody
('Sparrow dead!')
Who kill de Sparrow? Nobody know...

Well dat was excitement
Traffic jam, people block de pavement
Mama look at comments
Everybody done buy de Express

People want to kill Chopalingo
Sparrow just land in Piarco
This time the Evening News paints de town
With another headline by Chester Marong

'Hey!'
'Read all about it!'
'Extra!'

Who kill de Sparrow? Nobody know...
('Sparrow dead!')
If you see dis woman
('Sparrow dead!')
Wid that flag in she hand
('Sparrow dead!')
She bang she belly
('Sparrow dead!')
Tellin' everybody
('Sparrow dead!')
Who kill de Sparrow? Nobody know...



All comments from YouTube:

Ujima Jame

This song was actually released in 1969 on the album "More, Sparrow, More" but shows the true genius of Sparrow! Responding to rumors prevalant then that have reemerged time and time again to this day, Sparrow applies his unique sense of humor to attack announcements of his premature death that make this a timeless classic! This is also on YouTube performed live at the GBTV Culture Show from 1995 and in an updated form with different (though not better) music, with two great musical interludes.

Sastri Shastri

Legends doh dead .

michael jordan

Truly the best of the best....clean voice.. humour...every damn thing ...Sparrow in his prime!!

ian singh

only the greatest can sing like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Martin de Porres Fuentes

Últimamente, legendario calypsonian
The Mighty Sparrow ha estado abriendo conciertos con esta canción. ¿Por qué? Porque había otro rumor de su fallecimiento prematuro.

SocaPhD

Sparrow is still with us folks!!

Marjorie Ferguson

Yes he is and we should treasure him

lsik231l

I love the chord progression after the nobody knows...

Thomas Robertson

Love the classics

Mauli Royal

Love it!!!

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