Desmond Dekker & the Aces – Israelites – 45 rpm


Ps: Jamaicans refering to themselves as Israelites has to do with the Rastafari Religion witch is conected to Judaism when it comes to many things , including the messianic idea. In this case the Messiah being Ras Tafari (Prince Tafari) Haile Selassie

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

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

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

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

Poor me, the Israelite.
I wondering a working so hard.
Poor me, Israelite,
look down on-a me sir.