Shawn Elliott - Shame and scandal in the family
Tekst en muziek: Sir Lancelot en Lord Melody
(1965)






Woe is me, shame and scandal in the family
Woe is me, shame and scandal in the family



In Trinidad there was a family
With much confusion as you will see
It was a mama and a papa and a boy who was grown
Who wanted to marry and have wife of his own



He found a young girl, she’s suitin’ him nice
He went to his papa to ask his advice
His papa said: “Son, I have to say no
That girl is your sister, but your mama don’t know”



Woe is me, shame and scandal in the family
Woe is me, shame and scandal in the family



The week went by and the summer came ’round
And soon the best cook in the island he found
He went to his papa to name the day
But papa shook his head and to him he did say
“You can’t marry this girl, I have to say no
This girl is your sister, but your mama don’t know”



Woe is me, shame and scandal in the family
Woe is me, shame and scandal in the family



He went to his mama and covered his head
He told his mama what his papa had said
His mama, she laughed, she said: “Go, man, go
Your daddy ain’t your daddy, but your daddy don’t know”



Woe is me, shame and scandal in the family
Woe is me, shame and scandal in the family
Woe is me, shame and scandal in the family
Woe is me









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