"Paul Bogle" as written by and Abdel Wright....
Sit with me awhile
Let me tell you about a part of our country
At the place Stony Gut back in 1865
Lived a man Paul Bogle who was everything

A good man should be
But they hanged him by the courthouse
An example for Jamaica to see
They hanged him by the courthouse

An example for Jamaica to see.
A man who followed Jesus
And whose actions were in line with his teachings
Who every Sunday morning

The gospel would endeavour to preach
Who understood the suffering of the people
He plainly could feel
But they hanged him by the courthouse

An example for Jamaica to see
They hanged him by the courthouse
An example for Jamaica to see.
With the men from Stony Gut

Paul Bogle did come down that day
Through the bushes by the hills
Until they reached the town of Morant Bay
The reasons for his warnings and his actions

They could not believe
So they hanged him by the courthouse
An example for Jamaica to see
They hanged him by the courthouse

An example for Jamaica to see.
That was like yesterday, Still happening today
History use to tell us That Paul Bogle was really a traitor
Who murdered and rebelled

Against the peaceful government of the day
Now we can see clearly
And we finally know the reasons indeed
Why they hanged him by the courthouse

An example for Jamaica to see
They hanged him by the courthouse
An example for Jamaica to see.
That was like yesterday, Still happening today

Unu remember Michael Gayle, Braeton 7,
Nuff youth from Tivoli, August Town, Rema and Jungle.
Do you remember? Oh yeah
Like yesterday things are happening just the same today
Many get slain, I think it's insane It happens on and on.


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"Paul Bogle" as written by Abdel Wright

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