Haitian Divorce

Album: The Royal Scam (1976)
  • Babs and Clean Willie were in love they said
    So in love the preacher's face turned red
    Soon everybody knew the thing was dead
    He shouts, she bites, they wrangle through the night

    She go crazy
    Got to make a getaway
    Papa say

    [Chorus]
    Oh - no hesitation
    No tears and no hearts breakin'
    No remorse
    Oh - congratulations
    This is your Haitian Divorce

    She takes the taxi to the good hotel
    Bon march¨¦ as far as she can tell
    She drinks the zombie from the cocoa shell
    She feels alright, she get it on tonight
    Mister driver
    Take me where the music play
    Papa say

    [Chorus]

    At the Grotto
    In the greasy chair
    Sits the Charlie with the lotion and the kinky hair
    When she smiled, she said it all

    The band was hot so
    They danced the famous Merengue
    Now we dolly back
    Now we fade to black

    Tearful reunion in the USA
    Day by day those memories fade away
    Some babies grow in a peculiar way
    It changed, it grew, and everybody knew
    Semi-mojo
    Who's this kinky so-and-so?
    Papa go

    [Chorus] Writer/s: DONALD JAY FAGEN, WALTER CARL BECKER
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Bnw from PortlandO.K. she's pregnant, who's is it, "Who's this kinky so and so?"
  • Kuen-wah Cheung from BrightonAlso the first Steely Dan song I ever heard. On Radio 5. Happily I managed to record it and it took me a year or so later to discover the name of the band, and then began buying their music.
  • James Watts from BarnetThe first SD song I ever heard - I was playing pool in the Plough pub near Brentwood and it blew me away - what a team!
  • Nathe from Sl,utThis is a great description. Especially for those who are too young to remember the 70’s
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