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Carnival Celebration

This song is by Small Island Pride and appears on the compilation Calypso Awakening (2000).

Ah, Mastifay, Mastifay, Meet me down by the Croisee
And Cutouter, Cutouter, Meet me down by the green corner

Well. I waiting for this carnival
To jump up with these criminals
I going to arm myself with a big stick
Any man in town I meet, that is real licks
'Cause I done tell Mammy already
Mammy do, do tie up your belly
Cause is murder, federation
With war and rebellion
When they bar me by the junction

Ah, Mastifay, Mastifay, Meet me down by the Croisee
And Cutouter, Cutouter, Meet me down by the green corner

Monday morning I wake up early
Two drink of Vat to steam up my body
And I jumping up like I crazy
I alone go collapse the city
With my razor tie on to my poul
I like a badjohn in the 18th century
And with my stick in my waist
I chipping in space
Is to spit in ole nayga face

Ah, Mastifay, Mastifay, Meet me down by the Croisee
And Cutouter, Cutouter, Meet me down by the green corner

Well, to show you I in for trouble
On my right hand is my steel knuckle
My chooker in my left pocket
Boys, my pooya under my jacket
And I jumping up like if I wild
I know they bound to say that is old style
But they could beat me like a child
I taking licks with a smile
And I pelting war like I wild

Ah, Mastifay, Mastifay, Meet me down by the Croisee
And Cutouter, Cutouter, Meet me down by the green corner

Well, as man I consult my doctor
To check my lungs and my liver
I done pay of my Lawyer
So he could pay off my undertaker
And as I have no mother nor father
They could post me back to Grenada
'Cause I tell Mr. Chance
I done pay in advance
To bury me down in Grand'Anse

Ah, Mastifay, Mastifay, Meet me down by the Croisee
And Cutouter, Cutouter, Meet me down by the green corner

Credits

Recorded:

1956

Trivia:

  • vat: Vat 19, locally made rum
  • poul: type of wood, frequently used in Stick-fighting
  • chooker: dagger
  • pooya: machete

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