natty dread
Israel Vibration Lyrics


Dread, Natty Dread now, (Natty Dread)
Dreadlock Congo Bongo I. (Natty Dread)
Natty Dreadlock in a Babylon: (Natty Dread)
A dreadlock Congo Bongo I. (Natty Dread)
Eh! Children get your culture (Natty Dreadlock)
And don't stay there and gesture, a-ah, (Natty Dreadlock)
Or the battle will be hotter (Natty Dreadlock)
And you won't get no supper. (Natty Dreadlock)

Natty Dread, Natty Dread, now; (Natty Dread)
A dreadlock Congo Bongo I. (Natty Dread)
Natty Dreadlock in a Babylon - (Natty Dread)
Roots Natty, Roots Natty! (Natty Dread)

Then I walk up the first street, (Natty Dreadlock)
And then I walk up the second street to see. (Natty Dreadlock)
Then I trod on through third street, (Natty Dreadlock)
And then I talk to some Dread on fourth street. (Natty Dreadlock)
Natty Dreadlock in a fifth street, (Natty Dreadlock)
And then I skip one fence to sixth street. (Natty Dreadlock)
I've got to reach seventh street: (Natty Dreadlock)
Natty Dreadlock Bingy Bongo I (Natty Dread)
Natty dread, Natty Dread, now, (Natty Dread)
Roots Natty Congo I. (Natty Dread)

Oh, Natty, Natty,
Natty 21,000 miles away from home, yeah!
Oh, Natty, Natty,
And that's a long way
For Natty to be from home.

Don't care what the world seh; (Natty Dread)
I'n'I couldn't never go astray. (Natty Dread)
Just like a bright and sunny day: (Natty Dread)
Oh, we're gonna have things our way. (Natty Dread)
Natty Dread, Natty Dreadlock, (Natty Dreadlock)
Dreadlock Congo Bongo I. (Natty Dreadlock)
Don't care what the world seh; (Natty Dreadlock)
I'n'I gonna have things our way. (Natty Dreadlock)
If a egg Natty in a the red - (Natty Dreadlock)
If a egg Natty in a the red. (Natty Dreadlock)
Natty Dread, Natty Dreadlock. /fadeout/

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Sunshiney Day

Here are the lyrics, so you can sing along!

Nowdays them a braid, twist and them a plait, I&I natty dreadlocks
Nowdays them a braid, twist and them a plait, but I&I natty dreadlocks
Remember way back when, when rasta had no friend
When he was down in his luck and couldn't find a buck
Babylon and his friends, there ain't no end
I&I penitentiary

Bad Bwoy (Bad Boys), them a run things (Yeah) I went to jamdown and over foreign
Bad Bwoy (Bad Boys) haffi run things here, enough badman live in a foreign

Shot a glock over inna Matches Lane
Grandmama oh I’ll ready in pain
Trying to get johnny one visa,
say in a foreign life would be easier
Down the lane fire one pop
Now in a foreign, fire big glock
Left from York, you call him exporty,
now him return, you call him deported

Bad Bwoy (Bad Boys) haffi run things here, enough badman live in a foreign
Bad Bwoy (Bad Boys) haffi run things here, WoWo enough badman live in a foreign

Talk burn when elementary
No body an done a casa boboli
but in the ghetto wish Brooklyn New York,
You can trust shadow in the dark
So you see we juggling' skills, I set up roots in a Cypress Hills

Bad Bwoy (Bad Boys) them a run things here, went a jamdown and inna foreign
Bad Bwoy (Bad Boys) haffi run things here, enough badman live in a foreign

Back in the days this was like a ghost town,
And every day just another shot down,
Eighteen god, Cypress pon lock
Before the nigga man I giga on the block
So you see we juggling' skills, we set up roots inna Cypress Hills
Left from York as an exporty, now him return you'll be calling deported

Bad Bwoy (Bad Boys) haffi run things here, enough badman live in a foreign
Bad Bwoy (Bad Boys) haffi run things here, WoWo enough badman live in a foreign

Remember way back when, when rasta had no friends when he was down and is luck
and couldn't find a buck
Babylon and his friends, there ain't no end I an I penitentiary
them a braid, them a twist, nuff a them a plait but I&I a natty dreadlock
them a braid, them a twist, And nuff a them a plait but I&I a natty dreadlock
Roots Natty Roots Natty Natty Natty I&I a Natty dreadlock
Roots Natty Roots Natty Natty Natty I&I a Natty dreadlock
them a braid, them a twist, nuff a them a plait but I&I a natty dreadlock
them a braid, them a twist, nuff a them a plait but I&I a natty dreadlock
Remember way back when, when Rasta had no friends when he was down and is dough and couldn't find a buck
======================================


Things you need to know to understand the song Natty Dread (Skelly) written by Israel Vibration (Jamaican slang & locations):

Cypress hill: a neighborhood in New York City where the singers used to live
Haffi: have to
Nuff: enough
Matches Lane: a lane in Jamaica



Ricky Han

Nowdays them a braid, twist and them a plait, I&I a natty dreadlocks
Nowdays them a braid, twist and them a plait, but I&I natty dreadlocks
Remember way back when, when rasta had no friend
When he was down on his luck and couldn't find a buck
Babylon and his friends, there ain't no end
I&I a penitentiary

Bad Boys, them a run things (Yeah) I went to jump town and over foreign
Bad Boys, haffi run things here, enough badman live inna foreign

Shot a glock over inna Matches Lane
Grandmama oh I’ll ready in pain
Trying to get johnny one visa,
say inna foreign, life would be easier
Down the lane fire one pop
Now inna foreign, fire big glock
Left from York, you call him exportee,
now him return, you call him deportee

Bad Boys them a run things here, enough badman live inna foreign
Bad Boys haffi run things here, (WoWo) enough badman live inna foreign

Cockburn pen elementary
??? casha park gully
but in the ghetto was Brooklyn New York,
You can't trust shadow in the dark
So you see we juggling' skills, I set up roots inna Cypress Hills

Bad Boys, them a run things here, went a jump town and inna foreign
Bad Boys, haffi run things here, enough badman live inna foreign

Back in the days this was like a ghost town,
And every day just another showdown,
Eighteen god, Cypress on lock
Before the nigga man ??? runs the block
So you see we juggling skills, we set up roots inna Cypress Hills
Left from York as an exportee
now him return you'll be call him deportee

Bad Boys haffi run things here, enough badman live inna foreign
Bad Boys them run things here, (WoWo) enough badman live inna foreign

Remember way back when, when rasta had no friends when he was down on his luck
and couldn't find a buck
Babylon and his friends, there ain't no end I and I a penitentiary

them a braid, them a twist, nuff a them a plait but I&I a natty dreadlock
them a braid, them a twist, And nuff a them a plait but I&I a natty dreadlock

Roots Natty, Roots Natty, Natty Natty, I&I a Natty dreadlock
Roots Natty, Roots Natty, Natty Natty, I&I a Natty dreadlock

them a braid, them a twist, nuff a them a plait I&I a natty dreadlock
them a braid, them a twist, nuff a them a plait I&I a natty dreadlock

Remember way back when, when Rasta had no friends
when he was down on his luck and couldn't find a buck
Babylon and his friends, there ain't no end I and I a penitentiary



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Jo Alves

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phlitza

after hearing this track for ~700 times i might have to say this is one of the best pieces of music on this planet.

michaelsplastering

Totally agree. Excellent groove

Eagle 1

Ahh, kick back living in Jamaica, with I V reggae vibe...

Augusto Leandro

10000%...... love Israel Vibration...one of the best... legends forever.... Classic forever...

Krispy79

Hard out bro 🥰

Manuela Wolff

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Sunshiney Day

Here are the lyrics, so you can sing along!

Nowdays them a braid, twist and them a plait, I&I natty dreadlocks
Nowdays them a braid, twist and them a plait, but I&I natty dreadlocks
Remember way back when, when rasta had no friend
When he was down in his luck and couldn't find a buck
Babylon and his friends, there ain't no end
I&I penitentiary

Bad Bwoy (Bad Boys), them a run things (Yeah) I went to jamdown and over foreign
Bad Bwoy (Bad Boys) haffi run things here, enough badman live in a foreign

Shot a glock over inna Matches Lane
Grandmama oh I’ll ready in pain
Trying to get johnny one visa,
say in a foreign life would be easier
Down the lane fire one pop
Now in a foreign, fire big glock
Left from York, you call him exporty,
now him return, you call him deported

Bad Bwoy (Bad Boys) haffi run things here, enough badman live in a foreign
Bad Bwoy (Bad Boys) haffi run things here, WoWo enough badman live in a foreign

Talk burn when elementary
No body an done a casa boboli
but in the ghetto wish Brooklyn New York,
You can trust shadow in the dark
So you see we juggling' skills, I set up roots in a Cypress Hills

Bad Bwoy (Bad Boys) them a run things here, went a jamdown and inna foreign
Bad Bwoy (Bad Boys) haffi run things here, enough badman live in a foreign

Back in the days this was like a ghost town,
And every day just another shot down,
Eighteen god, Cypress pon lock
Before the nigga man I giga on the block
So you see we juggling' skills, we set up roots inna Cypress Hills
Left from York as an exporty, now him return you'll be calling deported

Bad Bwoy (Bad Boys) haffi run things here, enough badman live in a foreign
Bad Bwoy (Bad Boys) haffi run things here, WoWo enough badman live in a foreign

Remember way back when, when rasta had no friends when he was down and is luck
and couldn't find a buck
Babylon and his friends, there ain't no end I an I penitentiary
them a braid, them a twist, nuff a them a plait but I&I a natty dreadlock
them a braid, them a twist, And nuff a them a plait but I&I a natty dreadlock
Roots Natty Roots Natty Natty Natty I&I a Natty dreadlock
Roots Natty Roots Natty Natty Natty I&I a Natty dreadlock
them a braid, them a twist, nuff a them a plait but I&I a natty dreadlock
them a braid, them a twist, nuff a them a plait but I&I a natty dreadlock
Remember way back when, when Rasta had no friends when he was down and is dough and couldn't find a buck
======================================


Things you need to know to understand the song Natty Dread (Skelly) written by Israel Vibration (Jamaican slang & locations):

Cypress hill: a neighborhood in New York City where the singers used to live
Haffi: have to
Nuff: enough
Matches Lane: a lane in Jamaica

Enrico

Grazieee! Thanks a lot!

Ryan Resty Llamas

Thank you

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