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Israelites
Desmond Dekker Lyrics


Get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir
So that every mouth can be fed
Poor me Israelites Aah

Get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir
So that every mouth can be fed
Poor me Israelite

My wife and my kids, they packed up and leave me
Darling, she said, I was yours to be seen
Poor me Israelite

Shirt them a-tear up, trousers is gone
I don't want to end up like Bonnie and Clyde
Poor me Israelite

After a storm there must be a calm
They catch me in the farm
You sound your alarm
Poor a-poor a-poor me Israelite

I said I get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir
So that every mouth can be fed
Poor me Israelite Aah

I said my wife and my kids, they are packed up and leave me
Darling, she said, I was yours to be seen
Poor me Israelites Aah

Look Me shirts them a-tear up, trousers are gone
I don't want to end up like Bonnie and Clyde
A-poor a-poor me Israelites Aah

After a storm there must be a calm
They catch me in the farm
You sound your alarm
Poor me Israelite
A-poor a-poor a-poor me Israelites Aah

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Written by: DESMOND DEKKER

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Forrest George

Get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir
So that every mouth can be fed
Poor me Israelites, ah
Get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir
So that every mouth can be fed
Poor me Israelite
My wife and my kids, they packed up and leave me
Darling, she said, I was yours to be seen
Poor me Israelites
Shirt them a-tear up, trousers is gone
I don't want to end up like Bonnie and Clyde
Poor me Israelites
After a storm there must be a calm
They catch me in the farm
You sound your alarm
Poor me Israelites
I said I get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir
So that every mouth can be fed
Poor me Israelites
I said my wife and my kids, they are packed up and leave me
Darling, she said, I was yours to be seen
Poor me Israelites
Look me shirts them a-tear up, trousers are gone
I don't want to end up like Bonnie and Clyde
Poor me Israelites
After a storm there must be a calm
They catch me in the farm
You sound your alarm
Poor me Israelites
Poor me Israelites, poor me Israelites, poor me Israelites



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mistery-ed

I've misunderstood about half of the lyrics for 50 years!

George Cooperrider

The biggest misunderstanding is that he's saying"The Israelites"!
He's actually saying "me ears are a light"

melo vibes

Me too😂😂😂😂

Alan

@Yellow Headwrap Have you never heard of the holocaust ?

Alan

@Zera Marks There are thirteen tribes. Just as there were Thirteen Apostles. Which of the Tribes represents Judas ? Which of the tribes represents Paul ?

Nurpech76

Wish I never knew...

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Michelin man010

Love it and I'm 16, this isn't just old person music. Timeless

Alexis Mozak

I’m 11!

Lee Bramble

Ew

#itzfrancesca YO

Listen to I ek meh. (Cant spell it right) also be Desmond... classic with a ska vibe to it. X happy listening brother.

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