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Joshua Gone Barbados

From: Johnny 99

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Cane standin’ in the field gettin’ old and red
Lot of misery in Georgetown three men’ layin’ dead
Joshua head of the government he said strike for better pay
Cane cutters are strikin’ but Joshua gone away
Joshua gone Barbados stayin’ in a big hotel
People on St Vincent got many sad tales to tell

The sugar mill owner told the strikers I don’t need you to cut my cane
Bring me another bunch of fellas your strike be all in vain
Get a bunch of tough fellas bring ’em from Zion Hill
Bring ’em in a bus to Georgetown know somebody could kill

Sunny Child the overseer I swear he’s an ignorant man
Walkin’ through the canefields pistol in his hand
Joshua gone Barbados just like he don’t know
People on the island got no place to go

Police givin’ protection new fellas cuttin’ the cane
Strikers can’t do nothin’ strike be all in vain
Sunny Child cussed the strikers wave his pistol round
They’re beatin’ Sunny with the cutless beat him to the ground

There’s a lot of misery in Georgetown you can hear all the women bawl
Joshua gone Barbados he don’t care at all
Cane standin’ in the fields gettin’ old and red
Sunny Child in the hospital pistol on his bed

I wish I could go to England Trinidad or Curacao
People on the island got no place to go
Joshua gone Barbados stayin’ in a big hotel
People on St Vincent got many sad tales to tell

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