Caribbean Cowboy

Story Behind The Song

My grandfather was a commercial fisherman on the Florida Keys during the 1950's. He would tell us stories about the the fish he wished would have gotten away. My father would often drive us down there fom Miami on the weekends when I was a young boy.

Song Description

This song describes an American commercial fisherman and the many new cultural experiences which comes his way while traveling through the islands of the Caribbean.

Song Length 3:53 Genre Country - Rock, Country - Contemporary
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Joyful, Charming Subject Fish, Ocean, Sea
Similar Artists Garth Brooks, Jimmy Buffett Language English
Era 2000 and later


You know my daddy was a fisherman
Grandpa was a fisherman too
Tellin' long tall tales about the Caribbean Islands
And most of them were true
And I grew up on a sweet country music
Down along the Florida Keys
Sometimes we even sang calypso songs like "Sailing on the sloop John B"
Drinking Budweiser beer using Ted Williams gear
Grandpa kept his dreams afloat
Punching sea cows and horses all day long
He wore a ten gallon hat on the boat

He was a Caribbean Cowboy honey, what can I say
Just give me you yo ho ho and a yippy aye hay
A little bit of pirate and a little Gene Autry
He was a Caribbean Cowboy till his dyin' day

Wintertime sailin' to the Virgin Islands
Jamaica and all points south
We even went as far as Trinidad
Mama look a Boo Boo- "Shut up your mouth"
Steel drum ringing and the children singing
Bout a carnival limbo dance
Pleasure cruising with a big full moon
How's about a little shipboard romance
C'mon let me take you on a sea cruise baby
With a little bit of rock and roll
Tropical islands delicacies
Why don't you put a little in my bowl

I am a Caribbean Cowboy honey, what can I say
Just give me yo ho ho and a yippy aye ay
A little bit of pirate and a little Gene Autry
I'm a Caribbean cowboy till my dying day

Lyrics Harry Henry Hann Music Harry Henry Hann
Producer Harry Henry Hann Publisher Breadfruit for Breakfast Music (BMI)
Performance Captain Harry Label Goin Native

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