F.D.R. In Trinidad (Ry Cooder)

capo II C G Am C G C When Roosevelt came to the land of the hummingbird shouts of welcome were heard G C Roosevelt came to the land of the hummingbird shouts of welcome were heard Am G C His visit to their island is bound to be an epoch in local history Am G C Definitely marking the new era, keeping Trinidad in America For this great man jubilation, was evinced by the entire population Friendship for the U.S.A. was shown and from his house to stars and the stripes were flown For the state to open the gate to the president of these United States In fact everybody was glad to welcome Roosevelt to Trinidad We are privileged to see the democratic president of the great republic With his charming and genial personality and his wonderful urbanity We were struck by his modest style and we were intrigued by the famous Roosevelt smile No wonder why everybody was glad to welcome Roosevelt to Trinidad Now we understand that the president has just been on a visit to Brazil and the Argentine Mr. Cordell Hull in attendance they took part in a peace conference To stop war and atrocity and make the world safe for democracy The greatest event in the century in the interest of suffering humanity