Peter Tosh, The Wailers Arise Black Man cover

Arise Black Man
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Verse 1
Lift up your heads, O ye gates
And be ye lifted up, ye ever-livin' Black people
The King of glory shall come in
Verse 2
Arise Blackman arise
Arise and denote thyself
Arise Blackman arise
Arise and denote thyself
Verse 3
We've been sittin' in the dirt too long
And it seems we don't know when we're right or wrong
But help me sing my song
Blackman arise
Verse 4
Arise Blackman arise
Arise and denote thyself right now
Arise Blackman arise
Arise and denote thyself
Verse 5
For the moon shall turn into blood
And the rivers turn into flood
And the sun will never shine
Blackman arise
Verse 6
Arise Blackman arise
Arise and denote thyself
Arise Blackman arise
Arise and denote thyself
Verse 7
Remember we've been down here as slaves
And to get a little job you have to trim and shave
Your heaven becomes your grave Job
Blackman arise
Verse 8
Arise Blackman arise
Arise and denote thyself
Arise Blackman arise
Arise and denote thyself
Verse 9
For the time of rights is now
And you don't have to ask me how
You've got to make a move
Blackman arise
Verse 10
Arise Blackman arise
Arise and denote thyself
Arise Blackman arise
Arise and denote thyself
Verse 11
Every man on earth is a man
And every tub have to stand on its own bottom
No matter where you're from
Blackman arise

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