Israelites

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"Israelites" is a song written by Desmond Dekker and Leslie Kong that became a hit for Dekker's group, Desmond Dekker & The Aces, reaching the top of the charts in numerous countries in 1969. Although few could understand all the lyrics, the single was the first UK reggae number one and among the first to reach the US top ten (peaking at number 9). It combined the Rastafarian religion with rude boy concerns, to make what has been described as a "timeless masterpiece that knew no boundaries".  


Year:
2013
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Get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir, 
so that every mouth can be fed. 
Poor me, the Israelite. Aah.

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

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

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

After a storm there must be a calm. 
They catch me in the farm. You sound the alarm. 
Poor me, the Israelite. Aah.

Poor me, the Israelite. 
I wonder who I'm working for. 
Poor me, Israelite, 
I look a-down and out, sir.

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Written by: DESMOND DEKKER

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