Who Sang Dreadlock Holiday? 10cc

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Some other versions of "Dreadlock Holiday"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
release date: 1978-9
genres: Rock Reggae Pop
styles: Soft Rock/Pop Rock/Reggae-Pop
length: 4:28
remixer: Eric Stewart
producer: Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman
mixer: Eric Stewart
engineer: Tony Spath, Eric Stewart and Keith Bessey
electric guitar: Graham Gouldman and Rick Fenn
arranger: 10cc
background vocals: Stuart Tosh, Eric Stewart and Rick Fenn
organ: Eric Stewart and Rick Fenn
maracas: Eric Stewart
congas: Paul Burgess
triangle: Paul Burgess
background vocals & lead vocals: Graham Gouldman
drums (drum set): Stuart Tosh
bass guitar: Graham Gouldman
marimba: Paul Burgess
electric piano: Eric Stewart
tambourine: Stuart Tosh
timbales: Paul Burgess
cowbell: Paul Burgess
Afuche/Cabasa: Graham Gouldman
agogĂ´: Paul Burgess
synthesizer: Duncan Mackay
I was walkin' down the street
Concentratin' on truckin' right
I heard a dark voice beside of me
And I looked round in a state of fright
I saw four faces one mad
A brother from the gutter
They looked me up and down a bit
And turned to each other

I say
I don't like cricket oh no
I love it
I don't like cricket no no
I love it
Don't you walk thru my words
You got to show some respect
Don't you walk thru my words
'Cause you ain't heard me out yet

Well he looked down at my silver chain
He said I'll give you one dollar
I said You've got to be jokin' man
It was a present from me Mother
He said I like it I want it
I'll take it off your hands
And you'll be sorry you crossed me
You'd better understand that you're alone
A long way from home

And I say
I don't like reggae no no
I love it
I don't like reggae oh no
I love it
Don't you cramp me style
Don't you queer me pitch
Don't you walk thru my words
'Cause you ain't heard me out yet

I hurried back to the swimming pool
Sinkin' pina colada
I heard a dark voice beside me say
Would you like something harder
She said I've got it you want it
My harvest is the best
And if you try it you'll like it
And wallow in a dreadlock holiday

And I say
Don't like Jamaica oh no
I love her
Don't like Jamaica oh no
I love her oh yea
Don't you walk through her words
You got to show some respect
Don't you walk thru her words
'Cause you ain't heard her out yet

I don't like cricket oh no
I love it (Dreadlock holiday)
I don't like reggae oh no
I love it (Dreadlock holiday)
I don't like Jamaica oh no
I love her (Dreadlock holiday)



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Dreadlock Holiday
  • 2 For You and I
  • 3 Take These Chains
  • 4 Shock on the Tube (Don't Want Love)
  • 5 Last Night
  • 6 The Anonymous Alcoholic
  • 7 Reds in My Bed
  • 8 Life Line
  • 9 Tokyo
  • 10 Old Mister Time
  • 11 From Rochdale to Ocho Rios
  • 12 Everything You Wanted to Know About !!! (Exclamation Marks)

  • Album Information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin