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Marvin Gaye. Calypso Blues - To take me back to Trinidad

Songwriters: GEORGE, DON / COLE, NAT KING
Sittin' by de ocean
Me heart, she feel so sad
Sittin' by de ocean
Me heart, she feel so sad
Don't got de money
To take me back to Trinidad

Fine Calypso woman
She cook me shrimp and rice
Fine Calypso woman
She cook me shrimp and rice
Dese Yankee hot dog
Don't treat me stomach very nice

In Trinidad, one dollar buy
Papaya juice, banana pie
Six coconuts, one female goat
An' plenty fish to fill de boat

One bushel bread, one barrel wine
An' all de town, she come to dine
But here is bad, one dollar buy
Cup of coffee, ham on rye

Me throat, she sick from necktie
Me feet, she hurt from shoes
Me pocket full of empty
I got Calypso blues

Dese Yankee girl give me big scare
Is black de root, is blond de hair
Her eyelash false, her face is paint
And pads are where de girl she ain't

She jitterbug when she should waltz
I even think her name is false
But Calypso girl is good a lot
Is what you see, is what she got

Sittin' by de ocean
Me heart, she feel so sad
Sittin' by de ocean
Me heart, she feel so sad

Don't got de money
To take me back to Trinidad
Don't got de money
To take me back to Trinidad

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Comment by hollis clifton on August 19, 2015 at 2:14pm

I actually went back ...  just can't get enough

 

Comment by Andre-Roger Dellevi on May 7, 2015 at 5:17pm

Wicked, never get tired of hearing this!!!

Comment by Carol Cabral on April 20, 2013 at 4:33pm

So so enjoyed Marvin Gaye To take me back to Trinidad

Comment by yvette johnson on April 16, 2013 at 5:51am

Jackie Wilson says the key to Motown's beat was his introduction of Calypso to Berry Gordy!   Frankie Lymon of the Teenagers acknowledged that Calypso influenced Doo Wop!

Comment by Pan Times on April 15, 2013 at 9:26pm

@ Andre-Roger Dellevi Thanks for the info Andre

Comment by Andre-Roger Dellevi on April 15, 2013 at 7:10pm

Heard this performed by many others artists other than Nat King Cole, http://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/calypso-blues-nat-king-cole Natalie Cole, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5p7X_MTH4A Maya Angelou (with her Trini Roots) http://listenmusic.fm/track/Calypso-Blues-by-Maya-Angelou-with-lyri... with reggae versions by Calypso Rose, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVO_pQTmgE8 Jr. Gong Marleyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0QLYH3vOCc and heard a Afro-Franco artists perform this at the Montreal International Jazz Fest (accompanied by steelpan) but can't recall his name, although the crowd went wild.

Comment by Derek Cozier on April 15, 2013 at 4:39pm

To take me back to trinidad

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