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Steely Dan: Haitian Divorce Meaning


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Song Released: 1976

Haitian Divorce Lyrics

Babs and Clean Willie were in love, they said
So in love the preacher's face turned red
Soon everybody knew the thing was dead
He shouts, she bites
They wrangle through the night, yeah
She go crazy
Got to make a getaway

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  1. anonymous
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    Jul 30th 2017 report

    "The Haitian Divorce" is about a couple named Babs and Clean Willy. "Babs and Clean Willy were in love they say/So in love the preacher's face turned red." They get married then they fight and end up in Haiti for a quick divorce. After the divorce Babs drowns her sorrows at a bar and ends up having a one night stand with a Haitian. She gets back together with Clean Willy back home in the states and have a baby. Surprise! The baby isn't his ... "Who's this kinky so-and-so?"

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