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The Andrews Sisters - Rum & Coca Cola Lyrics
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[edit]Song titleRum & Coca Cola
[edit]Artist nameThe Andrews Sisters
[edit]FeaturingGlenn Miller & His Orchestra
[edit]Lyrics languageEnglish
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If you ever go down Trinidad, Trinidad
They make you feel so very glad. glad
Calypso{1}
Calypso sing and make up rhyme, rhyme
Guarantee you one real, good, real good fine time. time

Drinkin' rum and Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola
Go down Point Koomahnah{2}. Koomahnah
Both mother and daughter, daughter
Workin' for the Yankee dollar. dollar

(Oh,
Oh, beat it man, beat it.) it

Since the Yankee come to Trinidad, Trinidad
They got the young girls all goin' mad. mad
Young girls say they treat 'em nice, nice
Make Trinidad like paradise. paradise

Drinkin' rum and Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola
Go down Point Koomahnah. Koomahnah
Both mother and daughter, daughter
Workin' for the Yankee dollar. dollar
Oh, you vex me, vex me


(Oh, you vex me, you vex me.)

[Patty:]
From Chicachicaree{3} Chicachicaree to Mona's Isle{4}, Isle
Native girls all dance and smile. smile
Help soldier celebrate his leave, leave
Make every day like New Year's Eve. Eve

[Sisters:]

Drinkin' rum and Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola
Go down Point Koomahnah. Koomahnah
Both mother and daughter, daughter
Workin' for the Yankee dollar. dollar

(It's
It's a fact, man, it's a fact.) fact

In old Trinidad, I also fear, fear
The situation is mighty queer. queer
Like the Yankee girl, the native swoon, swoon
When she hear Der Bingle{5} croon. Bingo croon

Drinkin' rum and Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola
Go down Point Koomahnah. Koomahnah
Both mother and daughter, daughter
Workin' for the Yankee dollar. dollar

Out on Manzanella Beach{6}, Beach
G.I. romance with native peach. peach
All night long, make tropic love, love
Next day, sit in hot sun and cool off. off

Drinkin' rum and Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola
Go down Point Koomahnah. Koomahnah
Both mother and daughter, daughter
Workin' for the Yankee dollar. dollar

(It's
It's a fact, man, it's a fact.) fact

Rum and Coca-Cola.
[Softer.]
Coca-Cola
Rum and Coca-Cola.
[Back to normal volume.]
Coca-Cola
Workin' for the Yankee dollar. dollar
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The Andrews Sisters Rum & Coca Cola Recording details & track overview

IF YOU DON'T SEE THE GREEN FOOTNOTE REFERENCE NUMBERS IN THE TEXT ABOVE TRY GOING TO THE PREVIOUS VERSION BY CLICKING ON THE LINK "SEE OTHER VERSIONS" IN THE ORANGE BOX ABOVE. ALSO SOMETIMES THE LYRICS ON PREVIOUS VERSIONS ARE MORE CORRECT THAN THE ONES DISPLAYED BY GRACENOTE AS THE CURRENT VERSION. [RUM & COCA COLA]{7a} Written by: Morey Amsterdam, Paul Baron & Jeri Sullivan{7b} Performed by: The Andrews Sisters with Glenn Miller & His Orchestra{8}{9} First released:{10} Single: 1944 Album: 1976{11} {1}Calypso is a style of Afro-Caribbean music that originated in Trinidad and Tobago, although some experts think that before Trinidad and Tobago the artform goes back to the medieval French troubadours. {2}Point Koomahnah is an isthmus on the southeast end of the island of Trinidad. {3}Chicachicaree is a location of a very small island just off the northwest end of Trinidad. The more recent spelling of the name is Chacachacare (per Google Maps). {4}Mona's Isle very small isla.....MORE.....(all Rum & Coca Cola track/recording details)

The Andrews Sisters biography

The Andrews Sisters were the most successful female vocal group of the first half of the 20th century in the U.S. with 113 singles making it to the charts between 1938-1951, an average of more than eight per year.

Their close-harmony style, intricate vocal arrangements and rhythmic ability mirrored the sound of the swing bands that were their chief competition in their heyday. But, in reality, they had no competition. No other female vocal group, and very few male ones, came close to their success from the late '30s to the early '50s, an era when first big bands and then solo singers dominated popular music.

Although they were well-established by the time the U.S. entered World War II, their optimistic sound made them perfect boosters of the war effort, remained closely identified with the war years, remembered as wearing military uniforms and singing their signature song, "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy."

Born in Mound, Minnesota, the childr.....MORE.....(full The Andrews Sisters biography)

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