Reggae Covers: Culture – Down In Babylon (Pete Seeger-Where Have All The Flowers Gone?)

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A familiar melody with all-new lyrics topical to the Jamaican experience, Kingston, Jamaica’s Culture here offer a plaintive analogue to the Pete Seeger original.

Where are all the Rastaman,
That used to be down here in Babylon?
Where are all the Rastaman,
That used to beat their drums? Oh yeah.
Where are all the Rastaman,
That even used to till the soil?
And preach to us for awhile,
Down here in Babylon.

Where are all the Rastaman,
That used to walk the woods?
And have a little talk now and then,
Even as we should, oh yeah.
Where are all the Rastaman,
That used to build our schools?
And teach the children rights,
Down here in Babylon.

…and teach the children rights,
Down here in Babylon.

Where are all the Rastaman,
That used to stand upright?
With their staff in their hands,
Preaching to the leaders.
Where are all the Rastaman,
That used to till the soil?
And feed our nation, Lord,
Down here in Babylon.

And teach the children rights,
Down here in Babylon.

And lead our nation, Lord,
Down here in Babylon.

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One thought on “Reggae Covers: Culture – Down In Babylon (Pete Seeger-Where Have All The Flowers Gone?)

    rastafariuprising said:
    June 20, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    Reblogged this on Rastafari Uprising.

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