Ten To One Is Murder
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics


Well, they playing bad
They have me feeling sad
Well, they playing beast
Why they run for police

Ten criminals attack me outside ah Miramar.
(Ten to one is murder!)
About ten in the night on the fifth of October
(Ten to one is murder!)
Way down Henry Street, up by HGM Walker
(Ten to one is murder!)
Well, the leader of the gang was hot like a peper
(Ten to one is murder!)
And every man in the gang had a white-handle razor
(Ten to one is murder!)
They say ah push the girl from Grenada
(Ten to one is murder!)
Well, ah back back until ah nearly fall in the gutter
(Ten to one is murder!)
You could imagine my position, not a police in the area!
(Ten to one is murder!)

(Ten to one is murder!)
(Ten to one is murder!)
(Ten to one is murder!)
(Ten to one is murder!)

Well, ah start to sweat
Man, ah soaking wet
Mama, so much threat
That's a night ah can't forget

Ten ah them against me, and fifty spectator
(Ten to one is murder!)
And the way dey coming up like dey want to devour
(Ten to one is murder!)
But in the heat of the excitement, is den ah remember
(Ten to one is murder!)
In me next pants pocket, ah forget me wedger
(Ten to one is murder!)
Ah don't know what to do, but ah just can't surrender
(Ten to one is murder!)
So they go cut me down as small as Pretender
(Ten to one is murder!)
Can you imagine all the planning to get out me liver
(Ten to one is murder!)
But as the crowd start to gather, ah started to shiver
(Ten to one is murder!)

(Ten to one is murder!)
(Ten to one is murder!)
(Ten to one is murder!)
(Ten to one is murder!)

In the still of the night
Ah was really in a fright.
Me alone against ten
Ten vicious men

Ah remember ah had a chicken at Miramar
(Ten to one is murder!)
Well, ah said to meself, 'that's me last supper'
(Ten to one is murder!)
But ah get away; and ah run, till ah reach Johnson corner,
(Ten to one is murder!)
They take off in me skin with big stick an' boulder
(Ten to one is murder!)
The fella in front was a very good pelter.
(Ten to one is murder!)
Bottle and stone falling but no place to shelter
(Ten to one is murder!)
Ah hear 'potow pow', and the crowd start to scatter!
(Ten to one is murder!)

(Ten to one is murder!)
(Ten to one is murder!)
(Ten to one is murder!)
(Ten to one is murder!)

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Comments from YouTube:

Sarah Mthuthuzeli

2021 still listening i love sparrow so muchπŸ₯°

Melvin Griffith

Unbelievable talent!!! Will always love this era of music.

Josimar Marchand

Loving it

Trini Girl Natural

Real talent, amazing breath control.

Johnny Gidharry

LOVE IT

Peter Caesar

This is the essence of Sparrow, see how he puts his everything into it. I loved it when Guardian life used it to make an ad. during one of the world cup competitions.

Keely Bilcom

My grandfather dance to this song before he died..... Sparrow you truly are the mighty Sparrow really love all your songs the are classics
πŸ‘ Sleep in perfect peace papa Natty.....you will forever remain in our hearts.

Floroma

Lovely, can't forget the greatest.

Josanne Antoine

When I hear this song I must dance

Edye Realty

love the old days

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