Sparrow Dead
The Mighty Sparrow Lyrics


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

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

Paper! Extra!
Read all about it!
Paper! Yeah!

Who kill the Sparrow? Nobody know... ("Sparrow dead!")
If you see this woman ("Sparrow dead!")
With a flag in she hand ("Sparrow dead!")
She bang she belly ("Sparrow dead!")
Telling everybody, "Sparrow dead!"
Who kill the Sparrow? Nobody know... Oy!

According to Vickie
He was always looking sickly
So he went to England
For a belly transplant operation

Is the woman that he fool up in B.G.
Is she who work obeah on he
Another news monger tell she no
Is the devil take he soul for calypso

Paper! Extra! Extra!
Read all about it!
Paper!

Who kill the Sparrow? Nobody know... ("Sparrow dead!")
If you see this woman ("Sparrow dead!")
With a flag in she hand ("Sparrow dead!")
She bang she belly ("Sparrow dead!")
Telling everybody, "Sparrow dead!"
Who kill the Sparrow? Nobody know... alright!

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

Who kill the Sparrow? Nobody know... ("Sparrow dead!")
If you see this woman ("Sparrow dead!")
With a flag in she hand ("Sparrow dead!")
She bang she belly ("Sparrow dead!")
Telling everybody, "Sparrow dead!"
Who kill the Sparrow? Nobody know...

Well that was excitement
Traffic jam, people block the pavement
If you see the commess
Everybody down by the Express
People want to kill Chookolingo
Sparrow just land in Piarco
This time the Evening News led the throng
With another headline by Chester Morong

Paper! Extra!
Paper! Ha ha!
Read all about it!

Who kill the Sparrow? Nobody know... ("Sparrow dead!")
If you see this woman ("Sparrow dead!")
With a flag in she hand ("Sparrow dead!")
She bang she belly ("Sparrow dead!")
Telling everybody ("Sparrow dead!")
Oy!
Who kill the Sparrow? Nobody know...

Writer(s): Slinger Francisco

Contributed by Julian F. Suggest a correction in the comments below.
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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 .

Salsa Soul

The Man. The Legend. The Master. There's no other Calypso King. The Mighty Sparrow lives forever!
I'm so proud to be Caribbean 🇬🇾 🇹🇹 🇬🇩 🇯🇲 🇧🇧 🇦🇬 🇭🇹 🇨🇺 🇧🇸 🇰🇳 🇦🇼 🇩🇲 🇵🇷

William Mills

The man passed away a few days ago...
I grew up on these songs...they inspired me...R. I. P.

lsik231l

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

ian singh

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

michael jordan

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

SocaPhD

Sparrow is still with us folks!!

Marjorie Ferguson

Yes he is and we should treasure him

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.

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