Who Sang My Ancestors? Jimmy Cliff

Jimmy Cliff Jimmy Cliff cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Bob Tubert, Demetriss Tapp
release date: 1969
genres: Reggae
styles: Reggae/Lovers Rock/Reggae-Pop
length: 3:27
My ancestors were kings of old
They ruled the world and all of its gold
But look at me, oh! look at me
Just look at me

My ancestors would find the sun
Before they bowed down to anyone
But you gonna look at me
Whoa-o-oh! look at me
Just look at me

Yeah, whoa-o-oh! look at me
I'm a stranger in this land
Watch me stand tall
Help me, help me be just a man, oh!

My ancestors, they were mighty men
And my son, he will be one of them
And they'll just look at him
Yeah, they'll look at him
And they'll say, he's a man, he's a man
My son's a man, oh!

My ancestors, they passed it on to me
I've got to, got to work
And pass it on to my son
And he will be a man, oh yeah
And pass it on to his son
And he will be a man, oh yes he will

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Time Will Tell
  • 2 Many Rivers to Cross
  • 3 Vietnam
  • 4 Use What I Got
  • 5 Hard Road to Travel
  • 6 Wonderful World, Beautiful People
  • 7 Sufferin’ in the Land
  • 8 Hello Sunshine
  • 9 My Ancestors
  • 10 That’s the Way Life Goes
  • 11 Come Into My Life

  • Album Information
    label: Trojan Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin