Dumb Boy And The Parrot [Song]



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DUMB BOY AND THE PARROT
By Lord Cristo

Where ignorance is bliss, it's folly to be wise
But is a dumb boy and a parrot open my eyes
In the morning when I gone to work and leave my house
Like my girlfriend used to entertain she boyfriend, Rouse
Every evening I would feed this parrot red pepper
And the dumb boy used to get a half of my supper
We became friends because I was kind
And this is how they trying to tell me in pantomime.

Chorus:
The boy said, "Ooh ah ee oh oh"
And he pointing straight at my back door
"Hey hey hey," the parrot say
"Walla walla big bang in dey!"

I didn't stop to study this boy too well
And the story that the parrot trying to tell
I coming home from work as usual this day
And my girlfriend try to greet me in the usual way
But like she fed the man my whiskey and got him drunk
So she hide him in the bathroom in my bathing trunk
And as I reach in, she plant a kiss on my mouth
The parrot steups and the dumb boy cock up his snout

Chorus:
He start again, "Ooh ah boom boom boom."
And he pointing straight at the bathroom
"Hey hey hey," Lorito say,
"Walla walla big bang in dey!"

I came home next evening 'bout half past ten
And it was kind of late to feed my pantomime friend
I reached in the yard, the parrot start to bawl
The boy sleeping but the parrot won't sleep at all
So I fed him some red pepper in a butter pan
He so vex, man, he pelting bite at my hand
The dumb boy wake up when the parrot said,
"Look something pointed growing out from your forehead."

Chorus:
He start again, "Uh ah af af af."
Man, the parrot buss out a big laugh
"Hey hey hey," Lorito say,
"Walla walla big bang today!"

At length and at last I finally saw
Why this boy was only pointing at my back door
I surprised them by passing in the back route
And as I coming in the boyfriend was going out
But this is something I couldn't understand
He had something like a chicken leg in his hand
So I went in the kitchen and peep in the brew
Not realising I was gazing at parrot stew.

Chorus:
The boy said, "Uh ah ey ey ey."
Meaning he ent want no food today
"Hey hey hey," my girlfriend say
"You eat 'Walla walla big bang' today!"

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!
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"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

2 comments:

John Marshall said...

this guy is the best calypsonian ever, god bless his soul whenever he is.

Guanaguanare said...

John,
Thanks for visiting and enjoying the genius. He belongs to a class of wordsmiths/storytellers/performers par excellence whose songs continue to be well-received and treasured.

"Where ignorance is bliss, it's folly to be wise
But is a dumb boy and a parrot open my eyes..."


Great opening lines!

Thanks again for visiting and commenting.
Blessings