Friday, May 04, 2012

Shanty Town

All of which makes me think of Desmond Dekker:



For you less in the Rasta groove, the lyrics go something like this:

Oh oh seven
Oh oh seven
At ocean eleven
An' now rudeboys 'ave a wail
'cause them out of jail
Rudeboys cannot fail
'cause them must get bail

Dem a loot, dem a shoot, dem a wail ( a shanty town )
Dem a loot, dem a shoot, dem a wail ( a shanty town )
An' rudeboys out on probation ( a shanty town )
An' rudeboy bomb up de town ( a shanty town )

Oh oh seven
Oh oh seven
At ocean eleven
An' now rudeboys 'ave a wail
'cause them out of jail
Rudeboys cannot fail
'cause them must get bail

Dem a loot, dem a shoot, dem a wail ( a shanty town )
Dem a loot, dem a shoot, dem a wail ( a shanty town )
An' rudeboys out on probation ( a shanty town )
An' rudeboy bomb up de town ( a shanty town )
De policeman get taller ( a shanty town )
De soldier get longer ( a shanty town )
De rudeboys a weep an' a wail ( a shanty town )

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