Trinidad Carnival Time

Words and Music by :  Ralph MacDonald - William Salter

Recorded by Harry Belafonte on:
Recording date: 1971
Playing time: 4:12
LP : LSP4521


By this time back in Trinidad
They're making arrangements for the fact to start
And what's the big occasion
That's causing such a jubilation
Well it's Carnival, what else could it be
People line the roads up and down to see
Waiting for all the bands to pass
To jump in and play their mass

It's Carnival come join with me
Grab your partner and you'll feel free
Be merry and gay relax enjoy your stay
Have fun this Carnival day
Jump up to the rhythm and the rhyme
Shake your body in the line
It's Trinidad Carnival time

Oh I never seen so much a rum yet
And those bakes and biscuits I can't forget
Steel band boys bing bang their tune
People romancing under the moon
Well it's masquerade all over the place
Like a convention of the human race
Day and night it's still going on
Well it's there my friends Calypso was born