Calaloo, Strange Calaloo
Mysterious curious roux
Try as you might to avoid the hoodoo
Sooner or later we're all in the stew
From here in my kitchen
I watch the whole scene
life on dis island's
A unique cuisine
It simmers and bubbles
And looks quite routine
Till somebody spill all da beans

Chorus

Calaloo, Strange Calaloo
Mysterious curious roux
Try as you might to avoid the hoodoo
Sooner or later we're all in the stew


Night after night
On dat terrace out der
Plays a melodrama
Could equal Shakespeare
Dey may tell theirself
Dat somehow dey are not
Best take it from me
We're all in the same pot

Chorus

Calaloo, strange calaloo
Mysterious curious roux
Try as you might to avoid the hoodoo
Sooner or later we're all in the stew

Hey Hey Sheila, hey Hey Sheila
Hey Hey Sheila, what's in dat calaloo
Hey Sheila tell us, Hey Sheila tell us
Hey Hey Sheila, what's in that Calaloo

We got Crab and pigtail
Squid ink and fish scale
Okra and dasheen leaves
Chitchat and chatter
Fill up the platter
With a garnish of pure make believe

Chorus
Calaloo, strange calaloo
Mysterious, curious roux
Though some might think that somehow they are not
Make no mistake we're all in the same pot
Take it from me dis is no Camelot


Lyrics submitted by SexieSadie

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