Education is Essential [Song]


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EDUCATION IS ESSENTIAL
By Mighty Sparrow

Education, education this is the foundation.
Our rising population needs sound education
To be recognised anywhere you go,
You gotta have your certificate to show
To enjoy any kind of happiness,
Knowledge is the key to success.

Chorus:
Children go to school and learn well
Otherwise later on in life you go catch real hell
Without an education in your head
Your whole life will be pure misery, you better off dead
For there is simply no room in this whole wide world
For an uneducated little boy or girl
Don't allow idle companions to lead you astray
To earn tomorrow you got to learn today.

For employment, yes, employment, you must be intelligent.
So it's essential, very essential, to have your credentials
But if you block headed like a mule,
Remember, no one will employ a fool
You will be the last one to be hired,
And the very first one to be fired.

Chorus:
Children go to school and learn well,
Otherwise later on in life you go catch real hell.
Without an education in your head,
Your whole life will be pure misery, you better off dead.
For there is simply no room in this whole wide world,
For an uneducated little boy or girl.
Don't follow idle companions or you will get burned
To earn, to earn, you got to learn.

Illiteracy, illiteracy, is man's greatest enemy
It's your duty, yes, your duty, stamp it out completely
Ignorance always increases risk
Education saves you much distress
So learn, learn, learn as much as you can
This nation's future is in your hands.

Chorus:
Children go to school and learn well
Otherwise later on in life you go catch real hell
Without an education in your head
Your whole life will be pure misery, you better off dead
For there is simply no room in this whole wide world
For an uneducated little boy or girl
Don't allow idle companions to lead you astray
To earn, tomorrow, you got to learn today.

It's a treasure, yes, a treasure beyond any measure
So secure it, just secure it, don't ever ignore it
I say to fight life's battles come what may,
Education will light up your way
Without it you never, never, never get through
Success or failure now it is up to you.

Chorus:
Children go to school and learn well
Otherwise later on in life you go catch real hell
Without an education in your head
Your whole life will be pure misery, you better off dead
For there is simply no room in this whole wide world
For an uneducated little boy or girl
Don't allow idle companions to lead you astray
To earn tomorrow, you got to learn today.

It's imperative! [As long as you live... it's your prerogative. Give all that you can give!]

Source: The lyrics posted on this blog are often transcribed directly from performances. Although it is my intention to faithfully transcribe I do not get all the words and I have a knack for hearing the wrong thing. Please feel free to correct me or to fill in the words that I miss by dropping me a message via e-mail. I'd be forever grateful. Thanks in advance!
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"Patria est communis omnium parens" - Our native land is the common parent of us all. Keep it beautiful, make it even more so.

Blessed is all of creation
Blessed be my beautiful people
Blessed be the day of our awakening
Blessed is my country
Blessed are her patient hills.

Mweh ka allay!
Guanaguanare

4 comments:

Wordtryst - Liane Spicer said...

How could I have forgotten this? Tambu! Roots! Such good memories...

Guanaguanare said...

Thanks for your comment and visit Liane. Yes, I miss Tambu, the calypsonian. I respect his decision to follow the calling to gospel music but I cannot help but wonder how many gems we have missed because of his departure from the calypso scene. He was such an uplifting presence.
Blessings

1mauvaislangue said...

Nice...
Thx for the memories

Guanaguanare said...

1mauvaislangue, I welcome your thanks on behalf of Tambu, the composer/performer and cool4rocknroll, who uploaded the video. Many people need this song's message and I am so happy that you enjoyed it.
Blessings.