Once when I was on shore liberty
On the tropic little island of Bimini
I go to bar where lights are bright;
Calypso music everything all right

Beautiful woman do a dance
Do the Limbo, put me in a trance
I say, "Man, what her name be?"
He say, "Bahama mama, and she wild and free."

Lonely was I from many days at sea;
I wanted this woman who was wild and free
Say, Bahama mama, Limbo with me?
She work me over like Hurricane Shirley

Drink much rum, get me in a fight
Sailor hit me on head, out go lights
When I came to, guess what I see?
Bahama mama, and she kissing me

Bahama mama now tell me she love me;
Her beauty and the rum make me feel dizzy
From look on her face, I can see
Bahama Mama not belong to me

Bahama mama do a dance when
She do the Limbo, put me in a trance
I lucky man, everyone would say;
Bahama mama claim lover today

Never ever more will I go to sea;
Bahama mama and me will soon marry
We gonna do everything up right;
Bahama mama gonna love me day and night

Pretty soon, then, there'll be three:
Bahama mama, little baby and me;
I so happy, hard to b'lieve
Bahama mama now belong to me

Bahama mama do a dance when
She do the Limbo, put me in a trance
I lucky man, everyone would say;
Bahama mama claim lover today


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