Bring Drinks [Song]

Uploaded by Edward Spencer

BRING DRINKS
By Sprangalang

Yeah, yeah. Tune up, tune up, we going in
Neighbour, open, open! Eyyy!
[Aye aye aye aye aye]
Here we are neighbour, bring drinks! [Oy oy oy oy oy] bring drinks!
Bring containers, [Aye aye aye aye aye] vessels!
Forget the chivalry and pass me a vessel![Oy oy oy oy oy]
An ah want plastic glass in case it fall out mih hand
Oye, oh my lord... yess!

Buenos dias amigo, ------ how are you?
Compliments of the season to you
May all your dreams come true
But right now dis is what ah wants you to do...

Bring me rum for this Christmas,
Gih me rum for my sake
We go drink a flask, we go drink a nip
If you have a bottle hiding, bring it out today
Oye mama mi mayi yo
Wayayay bibabibabiyo
Say no caroaye, say abuey caracio,
Bababeeda oy leeda aye, say no more!

[Aye aye aye aye aye]
Roti and egg? [Oy oy oy oy oy]
Peanut butter and turkey leg! [Aye aye aye aye aye]
Who cook dis ting? [Oy oy oy oy oy]
A mason and a carpenter or what?

Explease me cuse amigos,
Ah toast I give to you
Here we all are gathered today in a thirsty way
But right now, dis is what I would like to say...

Bring me rum for this Christmas, bring me rum for my sake
We could drink a flask, we could drink a nip
If you have a bottle hiding, bring it out today!
Oye mama mi mayi yo
Wayayay bibabibabiyo
Say no caroaye, say abuey caracio,
Bababeeda oy, leeda ay, say no more.

[Aye aye aye aye aye]
Doh drink dat boy, dat is Chow-Chow! [Oy oy oy oy oy]
Dat is to put on de ham! [Aye aye aye aye aye]
And saying so, who cook dis ting boy? [Oy oy oy oy oy]
The sponge cake hard, the black cake soft
De sorrel ripe, de ginger beer green
What it is?
But is a dog show?
Beside, leh we eh complain eh
Bring anything, we drinking Flit an' all
We just want something to control we stomach til we reach home
Because dis ting go make we large intestines look small.

Farewell, we are departing, and thanks, we say to you
The canteen done and we have to run
To ease de load, gih we one fuh de road...

Bring me rum for this Christmas, bring me rum for my sake
We go drink a flask, we go drink a nip
If you have a bottle hiding, bring it out today
Oye mama mi mayi yo
Wayayay bibabibabiyo
Say no caroaye, say abuey caracio,
Bababeeda oy, leeda ay, say no more

[Aye aye aye aye aye]
A green fig pie made from breadfruit? [Oy oy oy oy oy]
[Aye aye aye aye aye]
Neighbour, wey yuh get yuh recipe? [Oy oy oy oy oy]
In one ah yuh children copybook?... oh? [Aye aye aye aye aye]
It really tasting ah de six times table [Oy oy oy oy oy]
Ey, pass a glass, pass a glass! [Aye aye aye aye aye]
Look, besides doh bring no glass nah [Oy oy oy oy oy]
Ah go drink straight from de bowl
Somebody, bring a glass!
But what kind ah place is dis?
Marjorie, Marjorie! No Maj, yuh cyah eat everything!
[Aye aye aye aye aye]
Sometimes people may get hungry later
Oh my lord! [Oy oy oy oy oy]
Ah go take... [Aye aye aye aye aye] yeah, pepper sauce with water
Nah, no sweet drink, water [Oy oy oy oy oy]
Ah glass ah pepper sauce, a water and two block ah ice
Yes, darling, you eh have no Epsom salts, darling
Mih stomach, like it turning back
A lil salt
And if you have no normal Epsom salt, look [Aye aye aye aye aye]
Ah go soak de ham in it
De ham have enough salt, yeah [Oy oy oy oy oy]
Oh lord, neighbour
Boy, keep on yuh shoes boy! [Aye aye aye aye aye]
What trouble is dis boy
No boy, we eating bread alone [Oy oy oy oy oy]
Put back on yuh shoes, we doh want no jam!
What de hell here?
No, dey say ox tongue, not sneakers' tongue, ox tongue
Lace back up yuh sneakers and put down de scissors [Aye aye aye aye aye]
Mister gentleman, you is to drink, I is to drive [Oy oy oy oy oy]
You understand what ah saying? [Aye aye aye aye aye]
But yuh telling me, Drink, doh frighten. You go drive
And two ah we drinking [Oy oy oy oy oy]
I am the designated drinker, you is de designated driver
If yuh know yuh cyah take de pressure, drink, I go drive
But two ah we is not to be de same ting
Because one ah de tings go put de two ah we in trouble
And wit dat de way yuh bottom lip drop dere
Ah feel you is de designated drinker
Go, go, drown!
Too besides, you see me, I taking taxi
Ahm...where yuh does get taxi from round here to go...
Where here is?
I come here already you know, but ah was in dis same condition
Where exactly here is? Yuh could tell me nabes?...
Where everybody gone?

Source: The lyrics posted on this blog are transcribed directly from performances. Although it is my intention to faithfully transcribe I do not get all the words and I have a knack for hearing the wrong thing. Please feel free to correct me or to fill in the words that I miss by dropping me a message via e-mail. I'd be forever grateful. Thanks in advance!
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A Note From The Gull


Thank you, Sprangalang! "Where exactly here is? Yuh could tell me nabes?..." Ha, ha...love it!

"Patria est communis omnium parens" - Our native land is the common parent of us all. Keep it beautiful, make it even more so.

Blessed is all of creation
Blessed be my beautiful people
Blessed be the day of our awakening
Blessed is my country
Blessed are her patient hills.

Mweh ka allay!
Guanaguanare

4 comments:

Blackgirl On Mars said...

You always take me back home! Thanks!
Hugs,
lab

Guanaguanare said...

Lab, Thanks for visiting. Well, it's really Sprangalang who called you back so he should get the thanks. This song makes me chuckle but these lines in particular get me every time,

"Ahm...where yuh does get taxi from round here to go...?
Where here is?
"

Ha ha ha! I feel like that even without drinks.

Big hugs back and blessings

Anonymous said...

Here are some of the corrections.


and saying so, who cook dis ting boy? [Oy oy oy oy oy]

De sorrel ripe, de ginger beer green

Bring anything, we drinking flit an all

---------- mis amigos... should be "Explease me cuse amigos"

the canteen done and we have to run

Go, go, drown

It is streamed on this site:

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=23659837

Guanaguanare said...

Thank you so much, Anonymous. Corrections made!! In addition to your kindly taking the time to help with the lyrics, you made me revisit this song. I've listened to it three times already and something tells me that I'll be listening to it a few more times tonight. Sincere thanks and blessings!