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SHAME AND SCANDAL

[ D - Em - A7 - D ]

in [D] Trinidad there was a [Em] family
with [A7] much confusion as [D] you will see
a mama and a papa, boy who was grown
wanted to marry, have a wife of his own

he found a young girl, suited him nice
went to his papa, to ask his advice
papa said son, I have to say no
that girl is your sister but your

mama don't know

 

[A7] woe, is [D] me

[A7] shame and scandal in the [D] family
[A7] woe, is 
[D] me

[A7] shame and scandal in the

[D] family
 

weeks went by, summer came 'round
soon the best cook, on the island he found
went to his papa, to name the day
papa shook his head, and to him he did say

you can't marry that girl, I have to say no
that girl is your sister, but your

mama don't know

 

[chorus]


he went to his mama, and covered his head
and told his mama, what his papa had said
mama she laughed, she said "go, man, go"
your daddy ain't your daddy, but your

daddy don't know
 

[chorus]

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