Beenie Man Jerusalem Lyrics

Maestro Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Maestro
  • 2 Nuff Gal
  • 3 Blackboard
  • 4 Girls Dem Sugar
  • 5 Any Mr. Man
  • 6 Long Longi Lala (feat. Lady Saw)
  • 7 Be My Lady
  • 8 Yaw Yaw
  • 9 Halla Fi Di Jordan
  • 10 Girls Way
  • 11 Oh Jah Jah (feat. Silver Cat)
  • 12 His-Story
  • 13 Man Royal
  • 14 One Big Road
  • 15 Nuh Lock (feat. Little Kirk)
  • 16 Africans
  • 17 Jerusalem
  • 18 In the Ghetto (feat. Da Bush Babees)
  • 19 Romie
  • Whoa deh deh, oh lord
    Whoa these words, these words of thy mouth
    Whoa deh deh, woh these words, yes now

    I lift my head unto the almighty god
    He showed me what I had he said
    Stand firm and beat thy drums
    An prepare all thy children of Israel
    Then wait for thy coming d-a-a-a-why

    So I beat the kette drum
    And mek it sound in a Jerusalem
    And echo round a Jordon-dan-dan
    Beat di kette drum an mek it sound in a Bethlehem
    Echo up in a Zion

    So man mi beat di kette, kette
    Beat di kette drum 'cause man a no streggae, streggae
    From di kette drum unoo get di reggae, reggae
    People dem a come an all a say, say ,say ,say
    Never know say shocking vibes did deh, deh, deh, deh
    Africans a sing a lot a yelleh, yelleh
    Beat di kette drum an mek we
    Woh, nigh, nigh, Africans a come an dem a
    Woh, nigh, nigh, that's why mi sing say

    Beat di kette drum an mek it sound in a Jerusalem
    An echo back in a Jordan-dan-dan
    Beat di kette drum mek it sound in a Bethlehem
    An echo back in a Zion-on-on

    So Bingi Man a beat di kette drum, knock di kette drum
    Lick di kette drum Congo Man deh come down
    Kick di kette drum, knock di kette drum
    Lick di kette drum, Guad Man a come
    Marcus Garvey was a prophet, but him still dis di king
    Call di king all a coward, and fly a flag against him
    Marcus Garvey face death, a could a judgement tek him
    But Selassie done did bless him
    But 1966 when di king come visit
    Ole heap a kette drum a beat a rastaman a beat it
    Welve tribe from Israel, Gaud Man dem star it
    Watch di bobo dread come, come join it
    Well house a dread a come

    Beat di kette drum, knock di kette drum
    Beat di kette drum, Bingi Man deh come down
    Lick di kette drum, bust di kette drum
    Knock di kette drum, Congo Man deh come down
    Fi beat di kette drum an mek it sound in a Jerusalem
    An echo up in a Jordan-dan-dan
    Kick di kette drum an mek it sound in a Bethlehem
    An echo up in a Zion, one more time
    Beat di kette drum an mek it sound in a Jerusalem
    Echo back round a Jordan-dan-dan
    Lick di kette drum an mek it sound in a Bethlehem
    Whoa lord, lord, woh nigh

    Whoa, all sons of Selassie me a talk
    If unoo love di reggae music, mek di kette drum talk
    Indian a beat di kette drum when a war
    Ethiopian a answer back from far
    Now Jamaicans a beat di kette an a dance
    People all a jump an prance
    But hear mi sing

    [Chorus]

    Beat di kette drum, knock di kette drum
    Gimmi di kette drum til morning come down
    Lick di kette drum, knock di kette drum
    Gimmi di kette drum til a morning come

    I lift my head unto the almighty god
    He showed me what I had he said
    Stand firm and beat thy drums
    An prepare all thy children of Israel
    Then wait for thy coming d-a-a-a-why

    So I beat the kette drum
    And mek it sound in a Jerusalem
    And echo round a Jordon-dan-dan
    Beat di kette drum an mek it sound in a Bethlehem
    Echo up in a Zion

    Beat di kette drum, bust di kette drum
    Lick di kette drum til a morning come down
    Beat di kette drum, knock di kette drum
    Beat di kette til a morning, woh lord

    Beat di kette drum an mek it sound in a Jerusalem
    An echo back round a Jordan-dan-dan
    Beat di kette drum an mek it sound in a Bethlehem

    Written by: Moses Anthony Davis, Donald Dennis, Melbourne George Miller, Patrick Roberts
    Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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