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Night Nurse
Gregory Isaacs Lyrics


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Tell her try your best just to make it quick
Whom attend to the sick
'Cause there must be something she can do
This heart is broken in two
Tell her it's a case of emergency
There's a patient by the name of Gregory

Night nurse
Only you alone can quench this jah thirst
My night nurse, oh gosh
Oh the pain it's getting worse
I don't wanna see no doc
I need attendance from my nurse around the clock

'Cause there's no prescription for me
She's the one, the only remedy
Night nurse
Only you alone can quench this jah thirst

My night nurse
Oh the pain it's getting worse
I hurt my love
I don't wanna see no doc

I need attendance from my nurse around the clock
'Cause there's no prescription for me
She's the one, the only remedy

Night nurse
Only you alone can quench this jah thirst
My night nurse
Oh the pain it's getting worse

I hurt my love
And I'm sure no doctor can cure
Night nurse, night nurse

Overall Meaning

The song Night Nurse, released in 1982 by Jamaican reggae musician Gregory Isaacs, is a love song that creates an analogy between a nurse and a lover. The lyrics describe a situation where the protagonist is heartbroken and needs the attention of a nurse who can offer him the remedy for his pain. In the first verse, the protagonist asks the nurse to attend to him and to try to "make it quick" as his heart is "broken in two." He emphasizes the urgency of the situation by telling the nurse it is a "case of emergency" and he is the patient named Gregory.


The chorus emphasizes the idea that only the night nurse can cure his pain and quench his thirst. The lyrics suggest that the nurse is more than a physical caregiver; she is also an emotional and spiritual guide. The protagonist does not want to see a doctor as he feels that only his night nurse can provide him with the attention he needs. The second verse again emphasizes that the protagonist requires attendance from his night nurse "around the clock" and that she is the only remedy that can heal him.


The lyrics of Night Nurse are poetic and symbolic, describing a love that is both physical and emotional. The song's popularity has made it a classic in the reggae genre, and it has been covered by artists such as Simply Red and Sly & Robbie. The song's popularity has led to numerous remixes and adaptations, and it has been featured in movies, TV shows, and commercials.


Line by Line Meaning

Tell her try your best just to make it quick
Ask the nurse to do her best and be quick to attend to the patient


Whom attend to the sick
The nurse is the one who takes care of sick people


'Cause there must be something she can do
Have faith that the nurse can do something to help the patient


This heart is broken in two
The patient is heartbroken and needs comfort


Tell her it's a case of emergency
Tell the nurse that it's an emergency situation


There's a patient by the name of Gregory
Identify the patient by name so that the nurse knows who to attend to


Night nurse
The song is addressing the night nurse


Only you alone can quench this jah thirst
The nurse is the only one who can satisfy the patient's needs


My night nurse, oh gosh
The patient needs the night nurse urgently


Oh the pain it's getting worse
The patient is feeling worse and needs immediate attention


I don't wanna see no doc
The patient does not want to see a doctor, and only wants the nurse's attention


I need attendance from my nurse around the clock
The patient needs the nurse's attention 24/7


'Cause there's no prescription for me
The patient doesn't need medication, but rather the nurse's care and attention


She's the one, the only remedy
The nurse is the solution to the patient's needs


I hurt my love
The patient is heartbroken and needs comfort


And I'm sure no doctor can cure
The patient believes that only the nurse can cure their emotional pain


Night nurse, night nurse
Reiterating the importance of the night nurse's care




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, THE ROYALTY NETWORK INC.
Written by: GREGORY ISAACS, SLYVESTER WEISE, EVERTON BONNER, GREGORY ANTHONY ISAACS

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BRIAN RISOI

Oooh)
Tell her try your best, just to make it quick
Whom attend to the sick
'Cause there must be something she can do
This heart is broken in two
Tell her it's a case of emergency
There's a patient by the name of Gregory

[Chorus]
Night nurse
Only you alone can quench this Jah thirst
My night nurse (Oh gosh)
Oh the pain is getting worse

[Bridge]
I don't want to see no doc
I need attendence from my nurse around the clock
Cause there's no prescription for me
She's the one, the only remedy

[Chorus]
Night nurse
Only you alone can quench this Jah thirst
My night nurse
Oh the pain is getting worse
I hurt my love (Oooh)



Mr wekah wekah

Lyrics
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Tell her try your best just to make it quick
Woman tend to the sick
'Cause there must be something she can do
This heart is broken in two
Tell her it's a case of emergency
There's a patient by the name of Gregory

Night nurse
Only you alone can quench this here thirst
My night nurse, oh gosh
Oh, the pain is getting worse

I don't wanna see no doc
I need attendance from my nurse around the clock
For there's no prescription for me
She is the one, the only remedy

Night nurse
Only you alone can quench this here thirst
My night nurse
Oh, the pain is getting worse

I'm hurt my love

(..)

I don't wanna see no doc
I need attendance from my nurse around the clock
For there's no prescription for me
She is the one, the only remedy

Night nurse
Only you alone can quench this here thirst
My night nurse
Oh, the pain is getting worse

I'm hurt by love and I'm sure
No doctor can cure
Night nurse, night nurse



Marcos Vinicius

---Lyrics---
Tell her try your best jest to make it quick
Whom attend to the sick
'Cause there must be something she can do
This heart is broken in two
Tell her it's a case of emergency
There's a patient by the name of Gregory
Night nurse
Only you alone can quench this Jah thirst
My night nurse, oh gosh
Oh the pain it's getting worse
I don't wanna see no doc
I need attendence from my nurse around the clock
'Cause there's no prescription for me
She's the one, the only remedy
Night nurse
Only you alone can quench this Jah thirst
My night nurse
Oh the pain it's getting worse
I hurt my love
I don't wanna see no doc
I need attendence from my nurse around the clock
'Cause there's no prescription for me
She's the one, the only remedy
Night nurse
Only you alone can quench this Jah thirst
My night nurse
Oh the pain it's getting worse
I hurt my love
And I'm sure
No doctor can cure
Night nurse
Night nurse



BioquímiCharles

Tell her try your best just to make it quick
Whom attend to the sick
'Cause there must be something she can do
This heart is broken in two
Tell her it's a case of emergency
There's a patient by the name of Gregory
Night nurse
Only you alone can quench this jah thirst
My night nurse, oh gosh
Oh the pain it's getting worse
I don't wanna see no doc
I need attendance from my nurse around the clock
'Cause there's no prescription for me
She's the one, the only remedy
Night nurse
Only you alone can quench this jah thirst
My night nurse
Oh the pain it's getting worse
I hurt my love
I don't wanna see no doc
I need attendance from my nurse around the clock
'Cause there's no prescription for me
She's the one, the only remedy
Night nurse
Only you alone can quench this jah thirst
My night nurse
Oh the pain it's getting worse



Mayko Alves

Tell her try your best just to make it quick
Woman tend to the sick
'Cause there must be something she can do
This heart is broken in two
Tell her it's a case of emergency
There's a patient by the name of Gregory

Night nurse
Only you alone can quench this jah thirst
My night nurse, oh gosh
Oh, the pain is getting worse

I don't wanna see no doc
I need attendance from my nurse around the clock
For there's no prescription for me
She is the one, the only remedy

Night nurse
Only you alone can quench this here thirst
My night nurse
Oh, the pain is getting worse

I'm hurt by love

I don't wanna see no doc
I need attendance from my nurse around the clock
For there's no prescription for me
She is the one, the only remedy

Night nurse
Only you alone can quench this jah thirst
My night nurse
Oh, the pain is getting worse

I'm hurt by love and I'm sure
No doctor can cure
Night nurse, night nurse



All comments from YouTube:

zaraitalia

I am a night nurse. I’m trying my best. I’m here for all my patients. I’m working hard for 13-14 hours at a time. I just took a night off after three on. Thank you to all my nurse brothers and sisters holding down the fort. We are in this together. ❤️

David Henry

Signature greatest roots rock reggae music ever and still going strong into the next centuries

Cotswold Cuckoo

Good luck !! Maybe your collective worth will be rewarded when all this is over. Stay safe.

Mari Trew

Replying to the actual night nurse(s) ,THANK YOU

Shony - Bo WrongKind

We thank you !!!

carl blyth

i thank you and hope never to need you ...i put this on my facebook for tom...hope he raises £1 for every veiw this song has..i stay at home though my heart goes out....

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ICE ARMOUR

I was a heroin addict for several years, and listened to this song almost on a daily basis whenever I'd shoot up, and now 2 years after getting clean, I've met the most amazing girl I could have, who's been nothing but there for me, day and night. If only I could go back in time and show myself that my night nurse would go from drugs to manifesting into such a wonderful, kind, caring, loving, protecting soul, and that there was never any need to put all that poison in me to numb me out, I wouldn't have believed it.

I love you forever, my night nurse. Rest in peace Gregory Isaacs.

Lou Lou Belle

Tommy Decay and you are just as living and as even more loyal us addicts/recovering addicts are which is why and how we have our hearts broken xx take care

ICE ARMOUR

@Lou Lou Belle A man's word is all he's got! Best of luck my dude.

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