Bob Marley & The Wailers Can't Blame the Youth cover

Can't Blame the Youth
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Verse 1
You can't blame the youths
You can't fool the youths
You can't blame the youths of today
You can't fool the youths
Verse 2
You're teaching youths to learn in the school
And that the cow jumped over moon
Teaching youths to learn in the school
And that the dish ran away with spoon
Verse 3
So you can't blame the youths of today
You can't fool the youths
You can't blame the youths, not at all
You can't fool the youths
Verse 4
You teach the youths about Christopher Columbus
And you said he was a very great man
You teach the youths about Marco Polo
And you said he was a very great man
Verse 5
You teach the youths about the pirate Hawkins
And you said he was a very great man
You teach the youths about the pirate Morgan
And you said he was a very great man
Verse 6
So, you can't blame the youths, when they don't learn
You can't fool the youths
You can't blame the youths of today
You can't fool the youths
Verse 7
When every Christmas come
You buy the youth a pretty toy gun
When every Christmas comes around
You buy the youth a fancy toy gun
Verse 8
So, you can't blame the youths when they get bad
You can't fool the youths
You can't blame the youths of today
You can't fool the youths
Verse 9
Said he was a very great man
Said he was a very great man
Verse 10
You teach the youths about Christopher Columbus
And you said he was a very great man
You teach the youths about Marco Polo
And you said he was a very great man
Verse 11
You teach the youths about the pirate Hawkins
And you said he was a very great man
You teach the youths about the pirate Morgan
And you said he was a very great man
Verse 12
So, you can't blame the youths
You can't fool the youths
You can't blame the youths of today
You can't fool the youths, yeah
Verse 13
And you said he was a very great man

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