Have you ever been down to haitiWhen the summer sun was sinkin' lowThere's nothing but romance just everwhere you glanceAnd the native hearts are all aglow
But when the cuban queen comes upon the sceneThey all stare like a statue out of stoneWhen they realize what's before their eyesThe other girls are left all alone
Down in the caribbean it's not a dream you're seein'When you get a glimpse of the lady with the charmAnd from miles away you can see her swayTo the beat of the cuban conga line that forms
Up in a tree so high way up in the skySits a wide eyed monkey on a limbHe wonders why the people go to so much troubleJust to try to be like him
He doesn't understand that it's a lady's handThat makes a heart feel so sublimeAnd before too long he starts singing the songAnd then he gets in the conga line
Columbus searched for spices but he missed the nicestPart of the caribbeanHe didn't see the charms and the open armsIt was the gold that he was seein'
But i'm glad he missed the sweetest thing i've kissedCause we're on our honeymoonI'm so sorry chris to talk about you like thisBut you were five hundred years too soon
Down in the caribbean...