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Ritmo Calypso of New Orleans: Music

Mama No Want No Peas

(Ritmo Calypso)
July 17, 2009
Traditional
This song originated in the Bahamas about 100 years ago. Many different arrangements of this song have been recorded. Ritmo Calypso does a New Orleans swing style arrangement of it. Count Basie recorded an arrangement of it in the 1930's.
Mama No Want No Peas No Rice: Ritmo Calypso arrangement

Mama don't want no peas no rice no coconut oil,
Mama don't want no peas no rice no coconut oil,
Mama don't want no peas no rice;
She don't want no coconut oil,
Mama just keeps that brandy handy all the time!

Mama don't need no gin no whisky to make her frisky
Mama don't need no gin no whisky to make her frisky
Mama don't need no gin no whisky
She don't need that to make her frisky
Mama just keeps that brandy handy all the time!


Mama don't want no gin, because it makes her sin,
Mama don't want no gin, because it makes her sin,
Mama don't want no glass of gin,
'Cause it's bound to make her sin,
Keeps her hot and bothered all around the chin.