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Marcus Garvey
Burning Spear Lyrics

Marcus Garvey's words come to pass
Marcus Garvey's words come to pass

Can't get no food to eat
Can't get no money to spend
Wo-oh-oh can't get no food to eat
Can't get no money to spend

Come, little one and let me do what I can for you
And you and you alone
Come, little one come, wo-oh-oh
Let me do what I can do for you and you alone, wo-oh-oh

You know the right and do heed might
Shall be spanked with many stripes

Weeping and wailing and moaning
You've got yourself to blame, I tell you

Do right, do right, do right, do right, do right
Do right, do right, do right, do right, do right, do right
I beg you wo-oh-oh
Tell you to do right
Beg you to do right

Where is bag of wire, he's nowhere around
He can't be found
First betrayer who gave away Marcus Garvey
Son of Satan, first prophesy
Catch them, Garvey wo-oh-oh
Hold them Marcus, hold them
prophesy fufill wo-oh-oh
Catch them, Garvey, catch them
Hold them Marcus, hold them
Marcus Garvey, Marcus
Words come with a promisse wo-oh-oh

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

David Day

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.
Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men.
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Africa for the Africans... at home and abroad!
Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people.
I have no desire to take all black people back to Africa; there are blacks who are no good here and will likewise be no good there.

Marcus Garvey

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Carl A

Marcus Garvey had the right idea. "Never forget that intelligence rules the world and ignorance carries the burden. Therefore, remove yourself as far as possible from ignorance and seek as far as possible to be intelligent." "We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery because whilst others might free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind. Mind is your only ruler, sovereign. The man who is not able to develop and use his mind is bound to be the slave of the other man who uses his mind". Both from Marcus Garvey.


This is knowledge something they will never teach at school



Rohan Harvey

Powerful words 🙏🏿

Solly Joni

I can't stop playing "Marcus Garvey" I love this song I have it in the car and the house every time I play the CD I start with this song.


He put spunk on his name with the vocals and sound !!

Michael Brown

Great choice of music

Abraham Smith

Me too, I love the song

mikel montoya

A reggae pinnacle! ✊🏻👍🏻

Alan Cook

The version on Live from 1977 is my favourite version of this track... got atmosphere in bucketloads.

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