By Lord Blakie
Is a Chinee man truck and a negro man make a collision
But the two truck squeeze a car which was driven by a woman
Well, friends, I laugh too bad until I near go insane
When the magistrate call the Chinee man to explain.
He say, "My lolly coni up, he lolly coni tong
E two lolly pong e lady li foh eleybody...
[The audience sings along with him and Lord Blakie breaks down into his signature, infectious laughter. He exclaims incredulously, "He singing my calypso!!!"]
Well, is bacchanal now friends, I sorry all you didn't dey
When he wife say, "Hush -------- !" to hear what the Chinee say
But the Prosecutor self like if he went out he brain
The Magistrate pass an order but he ask the Chinee again.
The Chinee say, "My lolly coni up, he lolly coni tong
E two lolly pong e lady li foh eleybody
But he lolly sham she behine an push e lady ca tong on my lolly
So please tell me who blasted lolly more long?"
Miss Rich Kar Fook get vex and call to the Prosecutor
"Before things get out of hand, get this man a lawyer!"
Well in no time at all they brought in Desmond Allum
Is he what explain what was said by the Chinee man.
He said, "Was his lorry coming up, he lorry coming down
The two lorry bounce the lady right in front everybody
But his lorry jam she behind and push the lady car down on his lorry
So please tell he who blasted lorry more wrong!"
Source: The lyrics posted on this blog are often 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! ..............................................................................................................................
A Note From The Gull
Thank you, Blakie! Have you noticed that the Chinese who have not lost their accents have been the subject of some popular calypsos over the years? Portuguese Dance is one other calypso where the language/accent of another Trinbagonian ethnic grouping is highlighted but for some reason, the Chinese seem to have had the greatest impact.
"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!