007 (Shanty Town)

by Desmond Dekker

Desmond Dekker (16 July 1941 – 25 May 2006) was a Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae singer-songwriter and musician. Together with his backing group, The Aces (consisting of Wilson James and Easton Barrington Howard), he had one of the first international Jamaican hits with "Israelites". Other hit…




0-0-7, 0-0-7 
At ocean eleven 
And now rude boys have a go wail 
'Cause them out of jail 
Rude boys cannot fail 
'Cause them must get bail 

Dem a loot, dem a shoot, dem a wail (a shanty town)
Dem a loot, dem a shoot, dem a wail (a shanty town)
Dem rude boys get a probation (a shanty town)
And rude boy bomb up the town (a shanty town)

0-0-7, 0-0-7 
At ocean eleven 
And the rude boys a go wail 
'Cause them out of jail 
Rude boys cannot fail 
'Cause them must get bail 

Dem a loot, dem a shoot, dem a wail (a shanty town)
Dem a loot, dem a shoot, dem a wail (a shanty town)
Dem rude boys get a probation (a shanty town)
And rude boy bomb up the town (a shanty town)

Police get taller (a shanty town)
Soldier get longer (a shanty town)
Rude boy a weep and a wail (a shanty town)
Rude boy a weep and a wail (a shanty town)

Written by: DESMOND DEKKER

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