Jamaica Festival Song History: 1977 – Watch Eric Donaldson with “Sweet Jamaica”

Jamaica Festival Song winner for 1977 – Eric Donaldson with “Sweet Jamaica”

Lyrics from: http://www.wowlyrics.com

Sweet Jamaica is now on the move.
Help me with my song and let the people dem come sing along.
Tek up yu cutlass, yu shovel and yu hoe.
Tek up yu boots dem, people let us go.
Call out the youth man, rallo let us show.
Sweet Jamaica we really want to grow.

If dem a dreadlock, run dem mek them come.
If dem a screwface, run dem mek them come.
If dem a baldhead, run dem mek them come.

Run dem, run dem, run dem mek them come.

Rain a fall but the dut be tough.
Pull up yu sleeve man nuh tell mi bout no hard luck.
Come on Fatty just leave Daddy,
Let the man come dig grung with me.
Today we sow, tomorrow we reap.
Then every ting will be sweet sweet sweet.
Corn and yam, banana too.
And our livestock won’t be few.

If dem a dreadlock, run dem mek dem come.
If dem a baldhead, run dem mek dem come.
If dem a screwface, run dem mek dem come.
Run dem, run dem, run dem mek dem come.

Run Miss Millie don’t act silly,
Go call yu son, the one name Willie.
We want to work a little faster.
We gonna dance all about little later.
Stripes and all, and high boots too.
Don’t worry Granny I’ve got one for you.
Grandpa Joseph steam run come,
Here is you high boots go on have some fun.
This ya hard time cant last long.
Dance be merry, the work is done.

If dem a dreadlock, run dem mek dem come.
If dem a baldhead, run dem mek dem come.
If dem a screwface, run dem mek dem come.
Run dem, run dem, run dem mek dem come.

If dem a dreadlock, run dem mek dem come.
If dem a baldhead, run dem mek dem come.
If dem a screwface, run dem mek dem come.
Run dem, run dem, run dem mek dem come.

If dem a dreadlock, run dem mek dem come.
If dem a baldhead, run dem mek dem come.
If dem a screwface, run dem mek dem come.
Run dem, run dem, run dem mek dem come.

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