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Lyr Req: Good Morning Mr. Walker

Wolfgang 02 Feb 04 - 10:42 AM
The Borchester Echo 02 Feb 04 - 10:54 AM
Jim Dixon 04 Feb 04 - 10:33 PM
Wolfgang 05 Feb 04 - 04:36 AM
Wolfgang 10 Feb 04 - 05:20 AM
GUEST,KB 10 Feb 04 - 05:33 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Good Morning Mr. Walker
From: Wolfgang
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 10:42 AM

This song (made popular by Joseph Spence) has been mentioned long ago in the Calypso by Eliza Carthy Trio thread.

I am looking for the lyrics to this song.

another bit: Good Morning Mr. Walker, I've come to see your daughter

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Morning Mr. Walker
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 10:54 AM

This has been recorded by Eliza Carthy & The Kings of Calicutt on Topic TSCD 489. Credited to Slinger Francisco.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Morning Mr. Walker
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 10:33 PM

Slinger Francisco, also known as The Mighty Sparrow, wrote and recorded "Mr. Walker" in 1968.

I transcribed this excerpt from a sound sample found at Audio Lunchbox:

...With the Yankee I'll never be angry;
Sooner or later he will spend his money freely.
These people from Oxford University
Intend to get through with their big words and diplomacy.
Hear the English, ha-ha-ha:
Positively, definitely, most assuredly got no currency
So if your girlfriend have no common sense
Without a cent he's going to pay...

Are these the same lyrics Eliza Carthy sings?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Morning Mr. Walker
From: Wolfgang
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 04:36 AM

I'll have (whatever the acoustical equivalent is to:) a look over the weekend. But first, thank you.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Morning Mr. Walker
From: Wolfgang
Date: 10 Feb 04 - 05:20 AM

Jim,

I now know these are not Eliza's lyrics. I think I'll try a transcription and post it here.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Morning Mr. Walker
From: GUEST,KB
Date: 10 Feb 04 - 05:33 AM

Hi Wolfgang
I've been looking for these lyrics for ages too. I heard Eliza sing it with the Kings of Callicut years ago & it really sticks in the head - unfortunately bits came unstuck though......


The chorus goes:

Good morning Mr Walker
I've come to see your daughter
Sweet Rosalie, she promised she would marry me
And now I'm tired of waiting,
I've come to fix the wedding.

Please do post a transcription.

KRis


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Morning Mr. Walker
From: Wolfgang
Date: 10 Feb 04 - 05:43 AM

Kris,

seeing that someone else also looks for it will speed me.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Morning Mr. Walker
From: Wolfgang
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 01:03 PM

In addition to my usual handicap (nonnative speaker), I had a problem here with the quality, for I only have an old tape of this recording. Whenever I didn't trust my transcription, I have used parentheses. But that doesn't mean at all I'm confident the other parts are correct. This transcription is in urgent need of an improvement.

Wolfgang

GOOD MORNING, MR. WALKER

She's ugly, yes,
she's wearing that expensive dress,
the people say she's ugly
with a (furnace??) full of money
(Lord, why oh why???)

Chorus:
Good morning, Mr. Walker,
I've come to see your daughter,
Oh Mr. Walker,
I've come to see your daughter,
sweet Rosemary (Rosalie?),
she promised she would marry me
and now I'm tired of waiting
I've come to fix the wedding.

I fix the wedding day
and I don't care what nobody say,
every time I take a look to (her?) face
I see a...(thankful?).....??.
(Lord, why oh why???)

All might know,
cause I don't intend to let her go.
Oh, if she was a beauty,
someone like me couldn't get she.
(Lord, why oh why???)

Apart from that
they say how she's so big and fat.
When she dress they (tend to lie??)
(she saying??) monkey wearing a (mini oh?????)
(Lord, why oh why???)


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Subject: Lyr Add: GOOD MORNING MR WALKER
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Feb 06 - 04:23 PM

She's ugly, yes,
But wearing that expensive dress.
The people say she's ugly but her father's full of money.
Oh, Lord, mama, why, why?

I fixed the wedding day. I don't care what nobody say.
Every time I take a good look at her face, I see a bankbook.
Oh, Lord, mama, why, why?

All I know's I don't intend to let her go,
For if she was a beauty, someone like me couldn't get she.
Oh, Lord, mama, why, why?

Apart from that, they say how she's so big and fat.
When she dresses, they tantalize. She saying monkey wearing a mini.
Oh, Lord, mama, why, why?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Morning Mr. Walker
From: Wolfgang
Date: 16 Feb 06 - 04:41 PM

Thanks for that big improvement, GUEST.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Morning Mr. Walker
From: GUEST,mikey
Date: 09 May 06 - 08:38 PM

Hello, you people.

I was googling to try and find an album that my parents had called 'The Pill'. It was a bunch of classic calypso tunes from the late 60's. I typed in 'Mr Walker', as that was one of the songs I remembered from the album. Lo and behold I found this place and there's a bunch of you having a chat about it! The album also had 'Fire in Me Wire' which was really patois heavy. Also the famous 'Big Bamboo'...

Anyone else here know what on earth I'm on about? The album was by Dennis .... (can't remember) possibly Sindry.

I'd love to get a hold a copy of it (my folks gave it to a charity shop in my absence - grr!). Any ideas?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Morning Mr. Walker
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 May 06 - 10:40 PM

Mikey: Your memory is fairly accurate. A web site called Tapir's Reggae Discographies gives this information:
    Dennis Sindrey, "The Pill," Kalypso/Federal LP #208, 1968.

    Tracks: Fire Fire (Fire Mi Wire) / 68 Will Be Great / The Pill / Mr Walker / Yellow Bird / Miss Tourist / Honeymoon Couple / Take You Meat Out Me Rice / Trip To Mars / Jamaica Farewell
It doesn't mention BIG BAMBOO, though.

CD Baby is offering another CD by Dennis Sindrey, with sound samples.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Morning Mr. Walker
From: Peace
Date: 10 May 06 - 10:43 PM

'Perhaps the funniest calypso of all is "The Big Bamboo," the signature hit of the Duke of Iron.'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Morning Mr. Walker
From: GUEST,The Pill
Date: 26 May 06 - 11:45 PM

I am also tryng to locate this album. If you found it let me know.
Jadine70@hotmail.com

Thank you


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Morning Mr. Walker
From: GUEST,Dennis Sindrey
Date: 22 Sep 06 - 11:02 AM

These are the lyrics of Sparrows Calypso that I recorded on "The Pill". I am happy to share any info, and can be contacted at Densin@Hotmail.com

She ugly yes but she wearin them expensive dress
The people say she ugly, but she father full a money
Oh Lord mama woi woi

Chorus:
Good morning Mister Walker, I come to see your daughter
Sweet Rosemarie, she promised she goin marry me
I tired with this waiting, I come to fix the wedding

After the wedding day, I dont care what nobody say
every time i take a good look in she face I see a bank book
Oh Lord mama woi woi

Apart from that they say how she so big and fat
when she dress they tantalize she sayin Monkey wearin mini
Oh Lord mama woi woi

all I know, is i dont intend to let she go
cause if she was a beauty nothin like me couldnt get she
Oh Lord mama woi woi


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Morning Mr. Walker
From: Wolfgang
Date: 23 Sep 06 - 04:28 AM

Thanks, much asppreciated.

Wolfgang


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Subject: Lyr Add: MR WALKER (Mighty Sparrow)
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Sep 06 - 06:55 PM

MR WALKER
(Mighty Sparrow)

She ugly yes, but she wearing them expensive dress
The People say she ugly, but she father full a money
Oh Lord Mamma, woy woy

Good morning Mister Walker
I come to see your daughter
Oh, Mister Walker!
I come to see your daughter
Sweet Rosemarie, she promise she gone marry me
And now I tired waiting!
I come to fix the wedding

After the wedding day, I don't care what nobody say
Everytime I take a good look at she face I see a bankbook
Oh Lord Mamma, woy woy

Good morning Mister Walker
I come to see your daughter
Hmm, Mister Walker!
I come to see your daughter
Sweet Rosemarie, she promise she gone marry me
And now I tired waiting!
I come to fix the wedding, woy

Apart from that, they say how she so big and fat
When she dress they tantalize she, saying monkey wearing mini
Oh Lord Mamma, woy woy

Good morning Mister Walker
I come to see your daughter
Oy, Mister Walker!
I come to see your daughter
Sweet Rosemarie, she promise she gone marry me
And now I tired waiting!
I come to fix the wedding, Hmm

All I know, is I don't intend to let she go
Cause if she was a beauty, nothing like me could get she
Oh Lord Mamma, woy woy

Good morning Mister Walker
I come to see your daughter
Oy, Mister Walker!
I come to see your daughter
Sweet Rosemarie, she promise she gone marry me
And now I tired waiting!
I come to fix the wedding, oh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Morning Mr. Walker
From: GUEST,Carly
Date: 18 Oct 06 - 06:40 PM

Getting back to Mr. Walker. Is this music traditionally English?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Morning Mr. Walker
From: GUEST,Barbara
Date: 11 Mar 07 - 12:56 AM

Good morning Mr Walker
I've come to see your daughter
If you please....
          Get outta here!
Good morning Mr Walker
May I see your daughter
If you please....
          Get off my propeerty!
Good morning Mr Walker
I want to marry you daughter....
          You must be outta your mind!
Oh darling Mae
How can you hang me up this way?
Last evening
You said that you would marry me.
Now I'm standing here
Like a serenading fool.....
          ........

       (This is a partial lyric from a CD of Bahamian music.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Morning Mr. Walker
From: GUEST,Barbara
Date: 11 Mar 07 - 01:13 AM

The CD referred to above is:
"Out on the Rolling Sea: a tribute to the music of Joseph Spence".
1994, Green Linnet.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Morning Mr. Walker
From: GUEST,TNun
Date: 25 Sep 08 - 10:18 AM

I remember when my dad use to play this song on his gram back in the 60's and 70's. It was a joy to hear this song played over and over when he had his friends or family over.

Brings back great memories for those of us growing up in those early days in London and Bristol.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Morning Mr. Walker
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Nov 08 - 10:42 AM

Starts off...
She ugly, yes
but she wearing them expensive dress.
the people say she ugly,
but she father full of money,
Oh Lord, mama woy woy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Morning Mr. Walker
From: GUEST,crazy4buses
Date: 07 Jan 10 - 02:56 PM

GOOD MORNING, MR. WALKER

She's ugly, yes,
But she's wearing them expensive dress,
the people say she's ugly
But she father full of money
Oh Lord mama woi woi

Chorus:
Good morning, Mr. Walker,
I've come to see your daughter,
Oh Mr. Walker,
I've come to see your daughter,
sweet Rosemary
she promised she would marry me
and now I'm tired of waiting
I've come to fix the wedding.

After the wedding day
I don't care what nobody say,
every time I take a good look at she face
I see a bank book
Oh Lord mama woi woi

All I know,
I don't intend to let she go.
cause, if she was a beauty,
a thing like me couldn't get she.
Oh Lord mama woi woi

Apart from that
they say how she's so big and fat.
When she dress they tantalize she
saying monkey wearing mini
Oh Lord mama woi woi


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Morning Mr. Walker
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jan 10 - 03:03 PM

You need to hear Jim Moray's glorious Silent Disco mix of Eliza's Good Morning Mr Walker with Adam and the Ants' Stand and Deliver. Brilliance.


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Subject: ADD: English Diplomacy (Mighty Sparrow)
From: GUEST,LYRIC ADD ................ 999
Date: 11 Sep 12 - 03:09 PM

ENGLISH DIPLOMACY
(The Mighty Sparrow)

They tell me that Englishmen are gentlemen
Still I'd rather see a Yankee with my girlfriend
People say that Englishmen are gentlemen
I'd rather see a Yankee talking to my girlfriend
For with the Yankee man, I wouldn't be angry
Sooner or later he will spend his money freely
These people from Oxford University
Intend to get through with their big words and diplomacy.

Chorus:
You can hear them with...
"Positively, definitely, most assuredly", but no currency
So if your girlfriend have no common sense
Without a cent, he's sure to penetrate her defence.

When you see an Englishman is on a spree
Like if he swallow a Webster's dictionary
Only using big words like a millionaire
And not at all, the man wouldn't even buy a beer
And he so boldfaced, picking and choosing woman
Til he get a Kay Francis or an Ingrid Bergman
When he fix up and time for payment reach
He will give her a dollar and a bundle of speech.

Chorus:
Such like...
"You are so loveable, quite kissable
You are quite capable, but it's regrettable
That I cannot recompense you most adequately
For the accomplished talent you've bestowed on me."

In spending their money they seems gifted
The biggest fete do not get them excited
When a Yankee will drink whiskey with beer as chaser
An Englishman will sip his Coca-Cola
That is why the girls love to serve the Yankees
Because he will always say, "Baby, the change is yours."
When an Englishman find a waitress looking nice
All he will say is, "Miss, I can do with some more ice."

Chorus:
And he will tell her...
"You are so competent, quite intelligent, working very efficient"
But he wouldn't give her one damn cent.
So, if your girlfriend have no common sense
Without a cent, man, he have she over the fence.

If my girlfriend tired living
Just let me catch her with an Englishman gossiping
Because every Englishman is a diplomat
And I know that nothing good wouldn't come out of that
Old talk alone, and England win a war
So she may get a Coca-Cola, but nothing more
And if she ask the limey for a raise
He will tell her of the ladies in olden days.

Chorus:
How they had so much purity and their chastity and nobility
They didn't want money
So if your girlfriend have no common sense
Without a cent he's going to penetrate her defence.

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