Monday, May 4, 2009

Drinking Rum & Coca Cola

20th Century Masters: The Best of the Andrews Sisters (Millennium Collection)

20th Century Masters: The Best of the Andrews Sisters


The Andrews Sisters' recording of 'Rum & Coca Cola'. A song that takes me back to being in the Navy. I'm sure it's all very innocent... ;-)



Lyrics:

If you ever go down Trinidad
They make you feel so very glad
Calypso sing and make up rhyme
Guarantee you one real good fine time

Drinkin' rum and Coca-Cola
Go down Point Koomahnah
Both mother and daughter
Workin' for the Yankee dollar

Oh, beat it man, beat it

If a Yankee comes to Trinidad
They got the young girls all goin' mad
Young girls say they treat 'em nice
Make Trinidad like paradise

Drinkin' rum and Coca-Cola
Go down Point Koomahnah
Both mother and daughter
Workin' for the Yankee dollar

Oh, you vex me, you vex me

From Chicachicaree to Mona's Isle
Native girls all dance and smile
Help soldier celebrate his leave
Makes every day like New Year's Eve

Drinkin' rum and Coca-Cola
Go down Point Koomahnah
Both mother and daughter
Workin' for the Yankee dollar

It's a fact, man, it's a fact

In old Trinidad, I also fear
The situation is mighty queer
Like the Yankee girls, the natives swoon
When she hear der Bingo croon

Drinkin' rum and Coca-Cola
Go down Point Koomahnah
Both mother and daughter
Workin' for the Yankee dollar

Out on Manzanella Beach
G.I. romance with native peach
All night long, make tropic love
The next day, sit in hot sun and cool off

Drinkin' rum and Coca-Cola
Go down Point Koomahnah
Both mother and daughter
Workin' for the Yankee dollar

Oh it's a fact, man, it's a fact

Rum and Coca-Cola
Rum and Coca-Cola
Workin' for the Yankee dollar

2 comments:

Ron Moorby said...

So Rum and the navy is not a cliche Kelvin.

I like Cuban Rum - had mohitos in Havana.

However my Brother-in Law John had been to Honduras on business. He had to stay at my house for a family funeral - we chatted - the outcome was we finished a bottle of the best Rum I have ever tasted. I'm not a big drinker - but we woke up with heads as clear as a bell.

Fitzgerald said...

Sounds like you guys had a good time. I'm not a big drinker of rum either, but I like the chickckicks that the song is about. LOL.