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Linton Kwesi Johnson Di Black Petty Booshwah Lyrics

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dem wi´gi` whey dem talent to di state
an´di black workin´ class andahrate
dem wi´ side wid oppressah
w´en di goin´ get ruff
side wid aggressah
w´en di goin´ get tuff

dem a black petty-booshwah
dem full of flaw
dem a black petty-booshwah
dem full of flaw

tru dem seh dem edicate dem a gwaan irate
tru dem seh dem edicate dem a seek tap rate
dem a seek posishan
aaf di backs of blacks
seek promoshan
aaf di backs af blacks

dem a black petty-booshwah
dem full of flaw
dem a black petty-booshwah
dem full of flaw

dem a run-up dem mout´ an´ a shout all about
tru dem have a lat a dou´t ´bout di stren´t af blacks
dem a run-up dem mout´
an´ a shout all about
but w´en wi launch wi attack
dem wi´ haffi dress back

dem a black petty-booshwah
dem full of flaw
dem a black petty-booshwah
dem full of flaw!




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