Haitian Divorce Lyrics - Steely Dan

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Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Donald Jay Fagen, Walter Carl Becker
release date: 1976-5
genres: Jazz Rock Pop
styles: Soft Rock/Pop Rock/Jazz-Rock/Classic Rock
length: 5:51
vocal: Donald Fagen
trumpet: Chuck Findley
bass: Walter Becker and Chuck Rainey
background vocals: Donald Fagen
guitar: Dean Parks and Walter Becker
keyboard: Paul Griffin and Donald Fagen
percussion: Gary Coleman
horn: Bob Findley and Dick Hyde
saxophone: John Klemmer, Plas Johnson and Jim Horn
trombone: Dick Hyde
drums (drum set): Bernard “Pretty” Purdie
solo guitar: Dean Parks
writer: Walter Becker, Donald Fagen
Babs and Clean Willie were in love they said
So in love the preacher's face turned red
Soon everybody knew the thing was dead
He shouts, she bites, they wrangle through the night

She go crazy
Got to make a getaway
Papa say

[Chorus]
Oh - no hesitation
No tears and no hearts breakin'
No remorse
Oh - congratulations
This is your Haitian Divorce

She takes the taxi to the good hotel
Bon march¨¦ as far as she can tell
She drinks the zombie from the cocoa shell
She feels alright, she get it on tonight
Mister driver
Take me where the music play
Papa say

[Chorus]

At the Grotto
In the greasy chair
Sits the Charlie with the lotion and the kinky hair
When she smiled, she said it all

The band was hot so
They danced the famous Merengue
Now we dolly back
Now we fade to black

Tearful reunion in the USA
Day by day those memories fade away
Some babies grow in a peculiar way
It changed, it grew, and everybody knew
Semi-mojo
Who's this kinky so-and-so?
Papa go

[Chorus]



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Kid Charlemagne
  • 2 The Caves of Altamira
  • 3 Don’t Take Me Alive
  • 4 Sign in Stranger
  • 5 The Fez
  • 6 Green Earrings
  • 7 Haitian Divorce
  • 8 Everything You Did
  • 9 The Royal Scam