Lee “Scratch” Perry Duppy Conqueror cover

Duppy Conqueror
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Verse 1
Oh, oh. op-bo, bo, bo-bo-bo!
Oh, oh. op-bo, bo, bo-bo-bo!
Yes, me friend, me friend,
Them set me free again
Yes, me friend, me friend,
Me deh 'pon street again
Verse 2
The bars could not hold me
Force could not control me now
They try to keep me down,
But God put me around
Verse 3
Yes, I've been accused,
Wrongly abused, now
But through the powers of the Most-'Igh,
They've got to turn me loose...Mm!
Verse 4
(Brrr) Don't try (brrr)
To cold me up (brrr)
On this (brrr) bridge now
I've got to reach Mount Zion
The 'ighest region
(Brrr) If you bull-bucka,
Let me tell you that
I'm a duppy conqueror - conqueror
Verse 5
Yes, me friend, me good friend,
Them set me free again, mm
Yes, me friend,
Them turn me loose again
Verse 6
(Brrr) Don't try (brrr)
To cold me up on (brrr)
This (brrr) bridge now
I've got to reach Mount Zion
The 'ighest region
(Brrr) If you bull-bucka,
Let me tell you
I'm a duppy conqueror - hit it! (conqueror)
Verse 7
(Yes, me friend,) me friend, me friend, me friend,
We deh a street again
Yes, me friend, me friend, me friend,
Dem set me free again
Dem set me free again
Verse 8
Don't try to show off
Fi make you friend dem laugh, what a la-la!
For I will cut you off
And I will take the last straw
I'm cryin'! Yes, me friend,
We deh a street again, yea-eah
Yes, me friend, me friend, me friend,
(Dem set me free again.)
Oo-oo-ooh, yea-eah. Mm-mm
Bars could not hold me

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