Lyrics - Trinidadian Creole

(Folk song from Trinidad and Tobago)

1. Mangoes, mangoes, mangoes.
Mango vert, mango teen, mango vert, mango teen
I want a penny to buy mango vert, mango teen,
Give meh a penny to buy mango vert, mango teen
Mango doudouce, sou-sait matin
Savez-vous all for me
Mango doudouce, sou-sait matin
Savez-vous all for me.

2. Mangoes, mangoes, mangoes.
Mango rose, mango starch, mango rose, mango starch,
I want a penny to buy mango rose, mango starch,
Give meh a penny to buy mango rose, mango starch,
Mango zabico, calabash,
Savez-vous all for me
Mango zabico, calabash,
Savez-vous all for me.

3. Mangoes, mangoes, mangoes.
Mango spice, mango planche, mango spice, mango planche,
I want a penny to buy mango spice, mango planche,
Give meh a penny to buy mango spice, mango planche,
Mango Peter and turpentine,
Savez-vous all for me
Mango Peter and turpentine,
Savez-vous all for me.

Lyric Notes

vert, teen, rose, starch, etc. = All are types of mangoes.
vert = green (French)
savez-vous = do you know (French). Pronounciation in Creole = save-ay-voo
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See also

YouTube

  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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