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Israelite

Capo on 2nd fret
	  		Israelites:Desmond Dekker. 
#1 in UK and #9 in USA in '68. 
***(Check out the video on YouTube. 
When we heard this song back in '68 we 
thought he was singing 'me ears are a-light.')*** 

#1.( for orig. Plus there are slightly 
    different versions.) 

A 
Get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sah, 
              A7 
so that every mouth can be fed. 
D     E           A          F G 
poor, poor me, me-Israelite. Aah. 

#2. 
A 
Wife and kids, dem pack up and-a leave me. 
                         A7 
Darling, she said, I was yours to receive. 
D     E           A          C D 
poor, poor me, me-Israelite. Aah. 

#3. 
A 
Shirt dem a tear up, trousers a go. 
                            A7 
I don't want to end up like Bonnie and Clyde. 
D     E           A          C D 
poor, poor me, me-Israelite. Aah. 

#4. 
A 
After a storm there must be a calm. 
                           A7 
catch me in your farm..you sound an alarm. 
D     E           A          C D 
poor, poor me, me-Israelite. Aah. 

REPEAT WHOLE SONG: 
ADD: 
D          E      A 
poor, poor me, me-Israelite.(x3) 

F G A 


A sixties smash from Kraziekhat. 
		  

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