Mighty Threes – Africa Shall Stretch For Her Hand

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Re: Mighty Threes – Africa Shall Stretch For Her Hand

Postby minidub » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:54 pm

i can't even tell if RG and i are in agreement.
i knew before this discussion the provenance of the quote/lyric and also that all of africa was referred to as Ethiopia in long ago days .

and it should still be "stretch forth (not for) her hands."
stretching for your arms makes no sense. what are you stretching with?!

most important -- it's a wicked set of music!

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Re: Mighty Threes – Africa Shall Stretch For Her Hand

Postby Ranking Glasses » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:01 pm

It was just a mistake where they said "for" instead of "forth".
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Re: Mighty Threes – Africa Shall Stretch For Her Hand

Postby jb welda » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:33 pm

Like, duh, that's precisely what I said. And md agreed with. Try to keep up.

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Re: Mighty Threes – Africa Shall Stretch For Her Hand

Postby Ranking Glasses » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:38 am

JB, Minidub raised the question again after it was explained that "for" probably meant "forth" so I merely explained it again so no need for point scoring. For most people the education in JA was rudimentary at best. Many children left school early to find work and many boys skipped school on a regular basis. It's not surprising therefore to find these mistakes and misunderstandings in reggae.
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