Calypso Blues Lyrics

Nat King Cole


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Don George, Nat King Cole
album: Track in album The Nat King Cole Story
release date: 1961-3-22
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz
styles: Big Band/Contemporary Jazz/Easy Listening
length: 3:26
producer: Lee Gillette
conductor: Ralph Carmichael
piano: Nat King Cole
vocal: Nat King Cole
composer: Nat King Cole
lyricist: Don George

Cover Art

Nat King Cole The Nat King Cole Story cover art
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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


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • 2 Sweet Lorraine
  • 3 It’s Only a Paper Moon
  • 4 (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66!
  • 5 (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
  • 6 The Christmas Song
  • 7 Looking Back
  • 8 Non dimenticar
  • 9 Paradise
  • 10 Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep
  • 11 Ay, Cosita Linda
  • 12 Wild Is Love
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Nature Boy
  • 2 Lush Life
  • 3 Calypso Blues
  • 4 Mona Lisa
  • 5 Orange Colored Sky
  • 6 Too Young
  • 7 To the Ends of the Earth
  • 8 Night Lights
  • 9 Ballerina
  • 10 Stardust
  • 11 Send for Me
  • 12 St. Louis Blues
    12" Vinyl 3
  • 1 Unforgettable
  • 2 Somewhere Along the Way
  • 3 Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
  • 4 Pretend
  • 5 Blue Gardenia
  • 6 I Am in Love
  • 7 Answer Me, My Love
  • 8 Smile
  • 9 Darling, je vous aime beaucoup
  • 10 The Sand and the Sea
  • 11 If I May
  • 12 A Blossom Fell