"The Israelites" as written by and Charles Thompson....
Get up in the morning slaving for bread, sir
So that every mouth can be fed
Poor, me Israelites
My wife and my kids they pack up and a leave me

"Darling" she said, "I was yours to receive"
Poor, me Israelites
Shirt dem a tear up, trousers a go
I don't want to end up like Bonnie and Clyde

Poor, me Israelites
After a storm, there must be a calm
If you catch me in your farm, you sound your alarm
Poor, me Israelites

I said I get up in the morning slaving for bread, sir
So that every mouth can be fed

Poor, me Israelites
Poor, me Israelites, I'm a wandering, a working so hard
Poor, me Israelites
Poor, me Israelites


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"The Israelites (Poor Me Israelites)" as written by Desmond Dekker

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