Calypso Blues Lyrics

Nat King Cole


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Nat King Cole, Don George
album: Track 3 in album BD Jazz, Volume 1: Nat King Cole / Alexis Dormal
release date: 2003
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length: 3:26
conductor: Ralph Carmichael
piano: Nat King Cole
producer: Lee Gillette
vocal: Nat King Cole

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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
These Yankee hot dogs
Don't treat me stomach very nice.

In Trinidad, one dollar buy
Papaya juice, banana pie,
Six coconut, 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 hurt from shoes.
Me pocket full of empty,
I got Calypso blues.

These 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.

Track Listing

  • 1 Unforgettable
  • 2 Dream a Little Dream of Me
  • 3 Too Young
  • 4 Pretend
  • 5 Hey, Not Now!
  • 6 Hit That Jive Jack
  • 7 Sweet Georgia Brown
  • 8 Staighten Up and Fly Right
  • 9 Laugh! Cool Clown
  • 10 A Pile O'Cole
  • 11 Laura
  • 12 The Man I Love
  • 13 Calypso Blues
  • 14 Sweet Lorraine
  • 15 Boulevard of Broken Dreams
  • 16 Mona Lisa
  • 17 Nature Boy
  • 18 Embraceable You
  • 19 Rhumba Blues
  • 20 Besame Mucho
    CD 2
  • 1 Route 66
  • 2 Lulubelle
  • 3 Making Whoopee
  • 4 (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
  • 5 Chant of the Blues
  • 6 Gone With the Draft
  • 7 Jack the Bellboy
  • 8 Bop-Kick
  • 9 It's Only a Paper Moon
  • 10 How Deep Is the Ocean
  • 11 A Portrait of Jenny
  • 12 Rhumba Azul
  • 13 Honeysuckle Rose
  • 14 Jumpin' at Capitol
  • 15 I Got Rhythm
  • 16 Rex Rumba
  • 17 What Is This Thing Called Love
  • 18 I'm in the Mood for Love
  • 19 My Baby Just Cares for Me
  • 20 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  • 21 Go Bongo