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Commission's Report
by Atilla the Hun

The report of the Commission of inquiry has arrived in this colony
The report of the Commission of inquiry has arrived in this colony
It touches health and sanitation, housing, wages and education
It states that the riots were terrible and declares but allow us responsible

Through the unrest that we had recently, a Commission was sent from the mother country
To investigate and probe carefully, the cause of the riots in this colony
They accumulated a bulk of evidence, I cannot speak of their competence
But I can see and defend and declare the report was a revelation to me

They criticise our ex-governor
The beloved Sir Murchison Fletcher
And Howard Nankiwell, they said that he
Had uttered speeches wrong to a marked degree
They castigated him severely
Our ex-Colonial Secretary
But all these things just appear to me
An example of English diplomacy

They said, through the evidence they had
That the riots started in Fyzabad
By the hooligan element under their leader
A fanatic Negro called Butler
Who uttered speeches inflammatory
And caused disorders in this colony
The only time they found the police was wrong
Was when they stay too long to shoot people down

A peculiar thing of this Commission
In that Ninety two lines of dissertation
Is there no talk of exploitation
Of the worker or his tragic condition
Read through the pages, there is no mention
Of capitalistic oppression
Which leads one to entertain a thought
And wonder if it's a one-sided report

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Ashwin S.

"A peculiar thing of this Commission
In that ninety-two lines of dissertation
Is there no talk of exploitation
Of the worker or his tragic condition
Read through the pages, there is no mention
Of capitalistic oppression
Which leads one to entertain a thought
And wonder if it's a one-sided report."


Relevant, even 90 years later. Attila's political commentary was always remarkably prophetic.

Underdogfore

listening this for revision for my exams soon, glad it was uploaded

AinoJar

"Which leaves one to entertain a thought, and wonder if it's a one-sided report" - Gotta love it!

gamlahund

@ThePeaceableKingdom i'm glad you enjoyed it, sometimes i wonder if anyone is interested in the old time stuff.

kelvyquayo

I blast this stuff in my car; to the confused looks of passers by. LOVE it. This song in particular I make people who are hip-hop fans listen to and compare the rapping style. So close to today yet so far.

ThePeaceableKingdom

Nice old tune. Great song. This was the first Atilla the Hun record I ever heard some years ago, and I still like it. Made me look up some history to find out who Butler was, etc...

ElderDrug

DANKE DANKE DANKE!!!

hrymr

@gamlahund of course there are people who are interested in the musical legacy. thank you so much for uploading this great tune!

Nobsta Nutts

I agree Kelv..I played this to a friend raised in the UK whose grandparents were from St.Kitts, and his only previous conception of Calypso was steel pan as background music in holiday programs..He was astounded.

Chris KS106

anyone has daily mail report or million dollar jail by same artiste?

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