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Thread #25938   Message #3706122
Posted By: Jim Dixon
03-May-15 - 12:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Shame and Scandal (Odetta)
Subject: Lyr Add: WAU WAU (from Lord Melody)
WAU, WAU
As sung by Lord Melody on "Calypso 1962"

CHORUS: Wau,* wau, wau, wau is me!
A shame and scandal in the family!
Wau, wau, wau, wau is me!
A shame and scandal in the family!

1. In Puerto Rico they are worse family
With more confusion, take it from me.
There was a mama and a papa with one child alone
Who wanted to be marry and have a wife of his own,
So he went to the papa; the papa say: "No,
That girl is your sister but your mama don't know." CHORUS

2. So he continue searching the rest of his life,
Because he really needed a wife.
He meet a wonderful girl with lovely figure,
But afraid to consult his dear father,
He met a lovely darky which was twice as nice.
He fly to the papa to get his advice.
When the papa see the girl, he shout: "Oh, no.
That girl is your sister but your mama don't know." CHORUS

3. So he went to the mama; the mama shook she head
When she found out what her husband had said,
So she pause for a moment undecidedly.
This time the boy waiting patiently.
Then the mama she laugh and said: "Go, man, go!
Your daddy ain't your daddy but your daddy don't know."
I tell you— CHORUS

4. Well, the moral of my song is what you do
Finally will catch up with you,
And don't you underestimate the woman brain,
Otherwise, believe me, you'll be insane. CHORUS


[* "Wau" is pronounced "wow."]