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Bam-Bam

 

 



Ah…
I want you to know that I am the man who
Fight for the right, not for the wrong
Going there, I'm growing there
Helping the weak against the strong
Soon you will find out the man I'm supposed to be
Help this man, don't trouble no man
But if you trouble that man it will bring a bam bam
What a bam bam
Bam bam
See that?
Bam bam
It will bring a bam bam
Can you see that?

Ah… (it will bring a bam bam)
What a bam bam (what a bam bam)
Can you see that? (what a bam bam)
Hear what I say (what a bam bam)
Yeah hey (what a bam bam)
(what a bam bam…)

This man, don't trouble no man
He know you go to nourish man
This man, don't trouble no man
This man is friend and is trying to trouble no man
That's if you trouble this man
It going to bring a bam bam
What a bam bam
Get a bam bam…

Monkey Man






 

Beautiful Woman

Broadway Jungle   aka Dog War

 



Yeah she's such a beautiful woman
And she has so many ugly men
And when she goes to the market place
She'd leave all character at home.
And when she starts her conversation
Everyone of her friends would cry of shame
And she walks like a lady,
Acts like a lady, don't ask me why

(sing along)
Beautiful woman, beautiful woman, beautiful woman
Will drive you crazy

Look here! Here come Billy
And he's one of her ugly men
He says 'hello friend'
Then I began to tell the story
About this beautiful woman that I have seen
Then Billy turns to me and says:
'Looks like ev'ry woman is the same'
Then I shake my head and say:
'No Billy, let me tell you, I can't believe
ev'ry woman could be the same'

-chorus-

Look here! Here comes good ole Sam
Comes to town, meets this girl, falls in love
And the girl keep driving him crazy
She just actin' like a lady for a short while
And she walks like a lady, acts like a lady
Don't ask me why
But I know that when she gets warmed up,
Then she gets started
Then she gets crazy
She'll take off every piece of her clothes in the street

(sing along) chorus....




Come on live a little
Broadway
One last stop in the jungle
leave for the first time
We died in the jungle
at the hands of a man
We're all in the jungle
Couldn't find a way
So Come on the jungle
Man to man
When we really don't know this jungle
which way to jump and dance
ha ha ha ha ha
jump in the line
rock your body in time
everything is alright
we're going to Broadway
For the first time
We're out of the jungle
Everything is alright
Come on live a little
Broadway
We're out of the jungle
We're going to Broadway
Come on boys, come on girls
Let's jump in the line
rock your body in time
Everything is alright
Let's go to Broadway
Come up
Everything is alright
We're really gonna stay in the jungle
Come on live a little
Broadway
Come on, come on, come on, everything's alright
Everything is alright
Don't get no scars
Don't get no scrapes
Everything is alright
We're out of the jungle
Everything is alright
Come on live a little
Broadway
Come on boy, come on girl
Just jump in the line
Rock your body in time
Let's got to Broadway

Original Golden Oldies Vol. 3




 

Careless Ethiopians

Country Roads    Danoff/Denver/Nivert

 


So much careless Ethiopians
Have gone astray
So much careless Ethiopians
Have gone away
Hey Hey

They calling up an anti Christ each night and day
Pray for a god to come from outer space

So much careless Ethiopians
Have gone astray
So much careless Ethiopians
Have lost their way

Are you coming my way? (x2)
I said I wonder what you do
You gotta come my way
Come my way

Is they know not where they're going?
They've gone astray






Almost heaven, West Jamaica
? mountains shining down the river
all my friends there holding on those reach
younger than the mountain, growing like a breeze
country roads take me home to the place I belong
West Jamaica, my mama, take me home country roads
I heard a voice in the morning hours she calls me
says son you remind me of my home far away
and driving down the road iI feel a sickness
I should have been home yesterday, yesterday
All my memories all gather 'round her
miner's lady, stranger to blue water
dark and dusty, painted on the sky
misty taste of moonshine, tears fall down my eye
country roads take me home to the place I belong
West Jamaica, my mama mama mama mama take me
home country roads


 

Desmond Dekker Came First

 

 


Sing a song yeah
reggae soul my brother

There is a right or a wrong way
Just to do everything
There's a right or a wrong way
Just to do everything

Desmond Dekker, he came first
And The Techniques, they came third
Clancy Eccles, he runs fourth
And Derrick Harriot, he came fifth
So I came second....mmmmm mmm mmm...
in the competition





 

Do The Reggae

 

 



I've got a rich one
Do you really love me?
Do you really want me with all your heart?
I want to do the reggay with you
Come on to me
Do the dance
This is the new dance going around the town
It can move you baby
Do the reggay
The reggay, reggay, reggay
We want to do the reggay
We call this reggay
Baby come reggay
Come on and dance
Reggay, reggay, reggay, reggay





 

Feel Alright

54-46 That's My Number © Hibbert / Kong

 


Got the writing on the wall
See the writing everyday
And whatever He say in the Bible
is coming everyday more and more
I got a shove in (??) for a name
and I'll be so wonderful

I feel a spirit deep down
keep me moving day by day
I feel alright
Yes, I feel alright

sing a song for the nation
(I feel alright)
For we are a great nation
(yes I feel alright)
We don't need a seperation
(I feel alright)
Oh we are a little taken(??)
(yes I feel alright)

Oh God is moving on me
He is moving all around me
He plots his footstep on the sea and he rise up on the shore
I got to bend down on me knee and pray so wonderful
yes, I feel the spirit...guide me, push me, take me day by day

Monkey Man




Stick it up, mister!
Hear what I say, sir, yeah...
Get your hands in the air, sir!
And you will get no hurt, mister, no no no

I said yeah
What did I say?
Don't you hear? I said yeah (yeah yeah)
Listen to what I say (what I say)

Do you believe I would take something with me
And give it to the police man?
I wouldn't do that, now listen to me one more time
I wouldn't do that

And if I do that, I would say "sir, put the charge on me"
I wouldn't do that
No, I wouldn't do that

I'm not a fool to hurt myself
So I was innocent of what they done to me
They was wrong
Listen to me, they were wrong

Give it to me one time
Give it to me two time
Give it to me three time
Give it to me four time

54 46 was my number
Right now, someone else has that number

Sweet And Dandy



 

Funky Kingston

It Was Written Down

 


Everybody, give it to me huh
Hey Hey Hey
I want you to believe every word I say
I want you to believe every thing I do
I said music is what I've got to give
and I've got to find some way to make it
Music is what I've got baby
I want you to come on and shake it
shake it shake it baby
oh yeah hey
na na na...
oh yeah..na na na Funky (x3)
Funky Kingston, is what I've got for you
oh yeah
Funky Kingston, yeah is what I've got for you
Funky Kingston
oh yeah

Let me hear your funky guitar
yo reggae
hear the piano, stick it to me

watch me now
you watch me now
Playing from east to west yeah
I just play from north to south, yeah
I love black America
people keep on asking me for
Funky Kingston
But I ain't got none
somebody take it away from me






It was written down there by those prophets
It was written down there on the ground
It was written down there by those prophets
It was written down there on the ground
One love, one heart
One eternity, one joy
Come sing a song with me and do your harmony
Go sing a song with me and do your harmony
My father sent me to warn the nation
It was written down there from creation
My father sent me to warn the nation
It was written down there from creation
One love, one heart
One eternity, one joy
Come sing a song with me and do your harmony
Go sing a song with me and do your harmony

Slatyam Stoot

 

Monkey Man

 

 


Ay ay ay, ay ay ay, tell you baby,
you huggin' up the big monkey man (2x)
I've seen no sign of you,
I've only heard that you huggin' up the big monkey man (2x)
Is not lie, is not lie, them a tell me,
you huggin' up the big monkey man (2x)
Now I know that, now I understand,
you turnin' a monkey on me (2x)
(repeat)

Monkey Man





 

Never Get Weary

Never You Change

 


I was down in the valley for a very long time
But I never get weary yet
I was down in the valley for a very long time
But I never get weary yet
I was born and raised in a little old shack
With my poor family
With my poor family
I was born before
Christopher Columbus
And I was born before
The Arawak Indians
Trod in creation
Before this nation
I'll always remember
I can't forget

I was walking on the shore and they took me on the ship
And they throw me overboard
And I swam right out of the belly of the whale
And I never get weary yet
They put me in jail and I did not do no wrong
And I never get weary yet
Never get weary yet
I know I was before
Christopher Columbus
And I was born before
The Arawak Indians
Trod in creation
Before this nation
I'll always remember
I can't forget
Never get weary yet






Sweetheart, darling
Bear in mind all the time
that a constant friend is hard to find, find
but when you find one that is good and kind
Never you change, never you change
I love you and
and I want you to know that I really,
really, really love you
Remember that I never fell in love before
and it's you my heart is aching for
Sweetheart, darling
Bear in mind all the time
that a constant friend is hard to find, find
but when you find one that is good and kind
Never you change, never you change
I love you and
and I want you to know that I really,
really, really love you
Remember that I never fell in love before
and it's you my heart is aching for

Sensational Ska Explosion

 

Pomps and Pride

Pressure Drop

 


Everybody just
Cryin out (cry out)
Calm down (calm down)
Have your pomps and pride
Calm down (calm down) (x2)
Have your pomps and pride
Everybody just
Cryin out (cry out)
Calm down (calm down)
Have your pomps and pride
Is it an opulin, Iceland, calm down
have your pomps and pride

For today, today, today is a happy day
for tonight tonight, can be another night
do re mi fah so la te do

Everybody's just crying crying
sighing sighing
dying to see the light
and when they see it, they see it's not bright
can this be right?
Everybody just
calm down (calm down)(x2)
Have your pomps and pride
Is it an opulin, Iceland, calm down
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ?
Calm down
Have your pomps and pride

Slatyam Stoot



Hmm hmm hmm, yeah...

It is you oh yeah
It is you, you oh yeah
It is you oh yeah

Cause a pressure drop, oh pressure
Oh yeah pressure drop a drop on you
I say a pressure drop, oh pressure
Oh yeah pressure drop a drop on you

I say when it drops, oh you gonna feel it
Know that you were doing wrong.

Hmm hmm hmm, yeah... [3x]
I say a pressure drop, oh pressure
Oh yeah, pressure drop a drop on you

It's You It's you
Yeah yeah, it's you, it's you
And I got to say...
(yeah) Aya, aya
Hey little girl, do you love me?

Oh baby, don't you know that I love you?
(yeah yeah) Come on now hear what I say
(It's You, It's You) And I got to say

(yeah) Aya, aya
Hey little girl, do you love me?

Ohhhh I'm a lonely boy looking for the love of my heart
Don't you know baby, it's you that I'm talking to love?
(It's You) And I got to say

(yeah) Aya, aya (x4)
Hey little girl, do you love me?

Sweet And Dandy



 

Reggae Got Soul

 

 


Reggae got soul, got so much soul
Listen to the beat
Move your dancing feet
Rock your bodyline, move in time
You don't have to salute while I'm passing through
Listen to the beat
Move your dancing feet
Rock your bodyline right in time
This reggae got soul, got so much soul
Grandmother can do it, Grandfather can do it
Do it and feel alright
This reggae got soul, got so much soul
Reggae got soul for the young and old





 

Split Personality

Sweet and Dandy

 


I don't know if it's black
I don't know if it's white
I don't know if it's girl
I don't know if it's boy
(chorus)
Split personality
Split personality
Those insecurities
Split personality

Doesn't matter what the people say
Life was meant to be this way
Don't matter what the world say
It was meant to be this way

chorus

I don't know if it's right
I don't know if it's wrong
I don't know if it's girl
I don't know if it's boy
I don't know if it's white
I can't tell if it's black
All I know is it's
All I know

chorus

Hi-bop Ska



Eh-eh! Ettie inna room a cry
Mama seh she mus' wipe 'er h'eye
Papa seh she no fi foolish like
She neva been to school at all

It is no wonder
Is a perfect ponder
While they were dancin' in dat ballroom las' night

Eh-eh! Johnson inna room a fret
Uncle seh 'im mus' wuol' up 'im head
Auntie seh ‘e no fi foolish like
Is not time for his weddin' day

It is no wonder
Is a perfect ponder
While they were dancin' in dat ballroom las' night

One poun’ ten for de weddin' cake
Twenty bokkle of cola wine
All di people-dem dress up inna white
Fi go h'eat off Johnson weddin' cake

It is no wonder
Is a perfect ponder
While they were dancin' in dat ballroom las' night

....But they were sweet an' dandy, sweet an' dandy,
sweet an' dandy, sweet an' dandy
They were sweet an' dan-deh… sweet an' dan-deh....


Sweet And Dandy      Thanks to Peter L Patrick - Transcription notes here



 

Time Tough      Hibbert

 

 


I go to bed but sleep won't come
Get up in the night
I couldn't fight my feelings
Early in the morning
It's just the same situation
Here comes the landlord just a knocking upon my door
I've got four hundred/month rent to pay
And I can't find a job
Let me tell you time tough
Everything is out of sight, it's so hard  Time tough
Everything is growing higher and higher
Sister lee cannot bear it
And brother Lincoln only stand it now
They're crying night and day, louder and louder
Nobody to help them make their way
I've got four hundred/month rent to pay
And I can't find a dollar
Let me tell you time tough
Everything is out of sight, it's so hard  Time hard
Everything is growing higher and higher
Good times once lead into bad times
But now the bad times take over
When I was a little boy
I just keep on feeling it, feeling it, feeling it, feeling it
Now listen  Time tough
Everything is out of sight, it's so hard  Time tough
Everything is growing higher and higher
Can't blame the minister
And you can't blame the preacher
And you can't blame your brother
And you cannot blame your sister
Can't blame your friends
'Cause today is judgement day
And that's why everyone have to pray
Let me tell you time tough
Everything is out of sight, it's so hard  Time tough
Everything is growing higher and higher







 
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