Last Election [Song]

Uploaded by grjoseph


By Mighty Cypher (1967)

Last election had so much fun, I am one who sorry it done
Last election had so much fun, Cypher is one who sorry it done
I love to see how men turning beast
Some of them hand trembling like leaf
On the roadside they'll testify
With their manifesto only pack with lie.

If you hear them...

We'll take away the oilfield from the Yankee
And divide them up between all of we
Tate & Lyle wouldn't have no claim,
We'll take away the factories, also sugar cane
We'll take the animals and turn to meat
Cow hoof and cow heel would be very sweet
After all these things have been said
They stone down the candidate with rotten egg.

Some people say that it was confusing,
The Lord say, no, it was just amusing
If a man ---------------- power
He'll show the lions in which he devour
One came from England down here
And you can believe he was well prepared
With some assistance from I and you
Hear what that scientist decide to do.

He said that children will be getting education
From England by television
The train could make no money in town,
He running a rail underground
He'll be building houses up in the air
And helicopter will be taking you up there
So if you tumble down like a mouse, doh frighten
You falling right down inside your house! Hay yay!

It have one they calling Bottle,
That man, he is strictly trouble
From the time he mount the platform,
Well, is laughter, the whole crowd gone
And before Bottle say, "Goodnight"
He asking the crowd who ent want to fight
Man, hurry up and doh get me blue
Hear what my government decide to do.

He said, I am stepping right back to the days of old
I go chop down all the branch off ah birth control
This present government go ketch dey blasted tail
I go release every prisoner from jail, ------------ too
With free food, free clothes, free house, free land
Free man, free who???....

Up came a short, little fellow
And he turn the whole program yellow
He said to support my party
And doh vote for no rum and whiskey
In Princes Town, I support Maharaj,
He gave me a drink, people say I bad
That little man was the public choice
I say they love him for his tone of voice.

If you hear him....

"They had the party they call the Macafourchette.
Only running all about just like a zandolee that cannot find a hole
--------------------- grog, grog, grog, grog, grog
On the 7th of November you shall see
That the leader and his followers shall go to Hell!

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!
"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!