Rum and Coca-Cola

Album: Capitol Collectors Series (1945)
Charted: 1
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  • 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 come 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 native swoon
    When she hear Der Bingle 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
    It's a fact, man, it's a fact

    Rum and Coca-Cola
    Rum and Coca-Cola
    Workin' for the Yankee dollar Writer/s: Jeri Sullivan, Morey Amsterdam, Paul Baron
    Publisher: Royalty Network, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Ishaq from Karachi PakistanQuite different charming voices music astonished me so old great song.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyHere's an obscure facts:
    On March 12th 1894, Coca-Cola was sold in bottles for the first time, the first eight years that the drink was in existence it was sold only at soda fountains...
    And just under fifty-one years later on January 10th, 1945 "Rum and Coca-Cola"* by the Andrew Sisters peaked at #1 {for 8 weeks} on Billboard's Best Sellers in Stores chart...
    * The record that preceded it at #1 was "Don't Fence Me In" by Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters, and it also stayed in the top spot for 8 weeks.
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