Mitchell Torok – Caribbean, is a classic country song recorded by Mitchell Torok in 1953. The song was written by Torok himself, along with his writing partner, Ramona Redd.
The song’s upbeat and catchy melody, along with its island-inspired lyrics, evoke a sense of carefree fun and adventure. The song tells the story of a man who longs to leave his mundane life behind and escape to the Caribbean, where he can live a life of sunshine and relaxation.
Mitchell Torok’s smooth vocals and the song’s upbeat tempo make “Caribbean” a classic example of the upbeat, feel-good country music of the 1950s. The song’s catchy chorus and memorable melody have made it a favorite among country music fans for generations.
“Caribbean” was a hit for Torok, reaching number five on the Billboard country charts in 1953. The song has since been covered by other country artists, including Marty Robbins and Hank Snow, but Torok’s original recording remains the definitive version of this classic country tune.
Mitchell Torok – Caribbean
From the album Copilation The Best Of Hank Thompson. Vol.2
B-side “Weep Away”
Label Abbott Record Co.
Songwriter(s) Mitchell Torok, Ramona Redd
Mitchell Torok – Caribbean Lyrics
Have you ever been down to Haiti
When the summer sun was sinkin’ low
There’s nothing but romance just everwhere you glance
And the native hearts are all aglow
But when the Cuban Queen comes upon the scene
They all stare like a statue out of stone
When they realize what’s before their eyes
The 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 charm
And from miles away you can see her sway
To the beat of the Cuban Conga line that forms
Up in a tree so high way up in the sky
Sits a wide eyed monkey on a limb
He wonders why the people go to so much trouble
Just to try to be like him
He doesn’t understand that it’s a lady’s hand
That makes a heart feel so sublime
And before too long he starts singing the song
And then he gets in the Conga line
Columbus searched for spices but he missed the nicest
Part of the Caribbean
He didn’t see the charms and the open arms
It was the gold that he was seein’
But I’m glad he missed the sweetest thing I’ve kissed
‘Cause we’re on our honeymoon
I’m so sorry Chris to talk about you like this
But you were five hundred years too soon
Down in the Caribbean…