Short Shirt’s Wedding

by King Obstinate

Intro.
“Ladies and gentlemen,
I am going to marry Fester
Any woman that can atolerate me for 26 years
Deserves more than a medal
She deserves a ring”

He live with the woman for 26 years
Six pickney to she name
She build a house behind he back
Short Shirt was so ashamed
The poor girl see no future ahead
So she take a bite of the beach bar bread
When Barabas hear the foul play
He say “darling, sweet heart, sugar cake honey,
(Aye Aye) Le we get married right away”

Cho.
When she pupa get the news
Right away he hit the booze
The muma faint all expose
Smelling salt in she nose
Tiefing Jim was dressed up neat
Destin two socks on he feet
Dangerous Ruth she ah cry
And Tiny throwing Pump-e-eye

Clarvis come Greenbay and tell me
He never see so much hypocrite
Plenty ah dem go to warrant
But most ah dem go fu tief
As the speaker started to talk
They start taking up all the knife and fork
And when the reception done
Is ashtray, soup bowl, ketchup and salt
Even the table cloth and all gone

Cho.
When the pupa get the news
Right away he hit the booze
The muma faint all expose
Smelling salt in she nose
Tiefing Jim dressed up neat
With Destin two socks on he feet
Dangerous Ruth she ah cry
And Tiny throwing Pump-e-eye

The bride was dressed up in all white
With a veil covering she face
Shorty in a crocus bag suit
Even Sobers hide he face
The wedding was well attended
Every man eat their belly full
But the hotel is still waiting
To see if Watty, Shelly, Tim, or Papa Bird
(Aye Aye) Which one go pay the bill

Cho.
But when she pupa get the news
Right away he hit the booze
She muma faint all expose
Smelling salt in she nose
Tiefing Jim dressed up neat
Papa Seeta two socks on he feet
Dangerous Ruth she ah cry
And Tiny throwing Pump-e-eye

He confess to me after the wedding
He say “is not so much the bread
But in New York I saw a doctor
Who tell me me go dead
Look you see ah lose so much weight
But you know me have plenty faith
If the sickness take a next course
Ah go take back the house, sell the beach bar, bang she
And get a divorce”

Cho.
When the pupa get the news
Right away he hit the booze
The muma faint all expose
Smelling salt in she nose
Tiefing Jim couldn’t eat
Destin two socks on he feet
Dangerous Ruth start to cry
And Tiny run out ah Pump-e-eye
*transcribed from the recording; all errors/inaccuracies are mine. JCH.

You can listen to other songs by this artiste by searching ‘King Obstinate’ on this site and you can find other Antiguan and Barbudan lyrics by searching ‘Antiguan and Barbudan lyrics’ on this site. If inclined, you can also reach out to wadadlipen at yahoo.com to help build the Antigua and Barbuda lyrical database.

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2 responses to “Short Shirt’s Wedding

  1. King Obstinate is da boss! I had forgotten how sweet his songs were…and so dey dangerous! lol

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