Where's Garvey lyrics (all blanks filled!)

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Where's Garvey lyrics (all blanks filled!)

Postby Fildes » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:43 am

Many thanks to all who helped filling the blanks!
Here's the full lyrics:

Marcus Garvey is a negroe who is born in JA
Marcus Garvey is a heroe who is born in JA
He married two wives, named Amy and Amy
He had 2 sons with one of the Amy
One is a doctor, one is a teacher
Some say Garvey dead oh, some say him no dead oh
Some say dem know him, some say they don’t know him

I met a group of fanatics the other day
with some indiscribable pain
Some say horse is dead, some say cow is fat
Some say cows don’t jump over moon

Some say Garvey dead oh, some say him no dead oh
Some say dem know him, some say they don’t know him

Best wishes
If anyone happens to be in Belgium on tuesday dec 6th, be welcome!
Here's the link to the event (in Dutch) http://www.n9.be/nl/cursussen/detail-2/ ... wn-babylon
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Re: Where's Garvey lyrics

Postby jb welda » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:31 pm

what song?

one love
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Re: Where's Garvey lyrics

Postby Ranking Glasses » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:10 pm

Where is Garvey, Mighty Diamonds?
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Re: Where's Garvey lyrics

Postby jb welda » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:52 pm

no he is asking for the lyrics of the song he added a link to, edited after we posted.

I was going to help but indeed the lyrics he cannot make out are pretty indecipherable to me as well. the only help I can offer is when he is talking about his two sons, I think he sings "one of them was crazy". I don't know if that is historic fact or not, the rest of the song is based on fact (he did indeed marry two women named "Amy"), so maybe one of his sons was declared insane or something.

Sorry to not offer much more help, great Garvey song I had never heard before.

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Re: Where's Garvey lyrics

Postby lankou » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:13 pm

with some indiscribable pain.

some say cows don't over the moon ?
Btw, it is who IS born in JA;
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Re: Where's Garvey lyrics

Postby Rico » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:02 pm

lankou wrote:with some indiscribable pain.

some say cows don't over the moon ?
Btw, it is who IS born in JA;


ist some say cows dont ump over moon ( its a tyoical jamaican proverb.
Before that he sings some say horse is dead, some say cow is fat ( wich is also a proverb)

Garvey indeed had 2 sons, Dr. julius Garvey, and his older brother is Marcus Musiah Garvey the 3.th
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Re: Where's Garvey lyrics

Postby lankou » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:13 pm

Great, i had heard the one about cows and moo, not the second one. Keen on those proverbs, and even more so in songs !
More :
He had 2 sons with one of the Amy, is the missing line. So, Fildes, it seems you nw can patch everything together.
I also advise you go check this great cover by the mighty Hepcat : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFd1VZvYPWw
And also another Bongo Man Byfield song, a pretty special cover of Sam Cooke, with some lines which could fit your purpose : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wPxe_vWDMY
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