Tyler Lyrics - UB40

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Appeal to the governor of Louisiana
You may get an answer the process is slow
Federal government too much to help him
It`s been nearly five years
And they won`t let him go


(Chorus)

Tyler is guilty the white judge has said so
What right do we have to say it`s not so
Tyler is guilty the white judge has said so
What right do we have to say it`s not so


Testify under pressure, a racist jury
Government lawyers its all for show
With rows of white faces
False accusations
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He`s framed up for murder
They won`t let him go


(Chorus)

Tyler is guilty the white judge has said so
What right do we have to say it`s not so
Tyler ..... etc


Police gun was planted
No matching bullets
No prints on the handle, no proof to show
But tyler is guilty the white judge has said so
They show him no mercy
They won`t let him go

(Chorus)

Tyler is guilty the white judge has said so
What right do we have to say it`s not so
Tyler...... etc

Appeal to the governor of Louisiana
You may get an answer the process is slow
Federal government too much to help him
It`s been nearly five years
And they won`t let him go

(Chorus)

Tyler is guilty the white judge has said so
What right do we have to say it`s not so
Tyler .... etc






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An absolute classic | Reviewer: Pete | 5/30/13

This song still gives me chills, I will never, ever, forget the first time I got the album home and spun this track for the first time, mind blowing stuff.
Say what you will about UB40, like almost every other band that went massive on a world wide scale, they were not slow to reap the rewards of their good fortune, but tunes like this remind you just how far out in front of the rest they really were at the time. But don't be kidded into thinking that Labour of Love was them finished, there is way too much talent in the band, they have released a lot more good stuff over the following 30 odd years...not too many bands can come close to that, may not be the hip answer but it certainly the truth.

My personal classic | Reviewer: Jacob | 3/5/12

Tyler and Food For Thought are, in my opinion, the strongest and best UB40 songs. I fully subscribe to the concept that the era of cover songs (albeit decent) ruined the band's potential.

Opening track | Reviewer: ste c | 7/16/10

The opening track of UB 40s seminal album 'Signing Off' Tyler is a fantastyic opening to a quite brilliant, anthemic album. The band, named after the ubiquitous unemployment claim form of the time hit a top note of politicised midland's reggae here and never let go.

What Album | Reviewer: Stacey | 7/7/10

Heyy I'm trying to find out if there is any albums new or old that this song is on... My step dad remembers listening to it as a kid and i would love to be able to get hold of it. Even if its just mp3 format which i can put onto a disk for him any help would be great!....
Many Thanks
Acey x

Gary Tyler is still locked up | Reviewer: Maroon | 2/19/09

I love the song and have listened to it over and over again for years. i even have it on my Mp3 player. This doesn't negate the fact that Gary Tyler about whom the song was named/written has been locked up for 36 years for a crime that he did not commit. Too bad the song hasn't help him.

See:
http://select.nytimes.com/2007/02/01/opinion/01herbert.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print

The real UB40 | Reviewer: Mark | 12/6/07

I remeber listening to this album all summer after it came out. Fantastic reggae with a conscience. It made me go and find out about dub reggae as well, for which I am always grateful. This is one of several classic songs from UB40.

brilliant | Reviewer: Dave | 10/4/07

B4 UB40 became a "covers band" (and they do it nicely) they had THEIR OWN SONGS which rocked, this one in particular. Us old guys 9MEANING UB40 FANS b4 1982) KNEW they were good. "Breakfast in Bed" and "I got you Babe" only solidified it. good work kids

Conscious and brilliant | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/21/05

Whatever you think of UB40 when they became famous (I have mixed feelings, think sometimes they went too sweet and soft/commercial even if still basically good), this is a typically superb example of what they were like before they became huge.

Ali Campbell's vocals - haunting, soft yet strident, deep tuneful bass, political (but not ranting) lyrics.....anyone who really digs roots reggae must have a place for this. And comes off a fine album too - "Signing Off" - based on a dole card of the time and at the peak of the (bleak) Thatcher unemployment era.

Enough, hear this, it'll only add.



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