Di Black Petty Booshwah Lyrics

Linton Kwesi Johnson


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Linton Kwesi Johnson
album: Track 4 in album Bass Culture
release date: 1980
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Reggae
styles: Reggae/Dub Poetry
length: 3:36

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Linton Kwesi Johnson Bass Culture cover art
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Dem wiÂ'gi' whey dem talent to di state
AnÂ'di black workinÂ' class andahrate
Dem wiÂ' side wid oppressah
WÂ'en di goinÂ' get ruff
Side wid aggressah
WÂ'en di goinÂ' 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 moutÂ' anÂ' a shout all about
Tru dem have a lat a douÂ't Â'bout di strenÂ't af blacks
Dem a run-up dem moutÂ'
AnÂ' a shout all about
But wÂ'en wi launch wi attack
Dem wiÂ' haffi dress back

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





Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Bass Culture
  • 2 Street 66
  • 3 Reggae Fi Peach
  • 4 Di Black Petty Booshwah
  • 5 Inglan Is a Bitch
  • 6 Loraine
  • 7 Reggae Sounds
  • 8 Two Sides of Silence