"Shanty Town" as written by and Desmond Dekker....
O-o-seven
O-o-seven
At ocean eleven
And now rudeboys have a go wail
'Cause them out of jail
Rudeboys cannot fail
'Cause them must get bail, ohh

Dem a loot, dem a shoot, dem a wail
A shanty town
Dem a loot, dem a shoot, dem a wail
A shanty town
Dem rude boys out on probation
A shanty town
Them a rude when them come up to town
A shanty town

O-o-seven
O-o-seven
At ocean eleven
And the rudeboys a go wail
'Cause them out of jail
Rudeboys cannot fail
'Cause them must get bail

Dem a loot, dem a shoot, dem a wail
A shanty town
Dem a loot, dem a shoot, dem a wail
A shanty town
Dem rude boys out on probation
A shanty town
Them a rude when them come up to town
A shanty town

Police get taller
A shanty town
Soldier get longer
A shanty town
Rudeboy a weep and a wail
A shanty town
Rude boys a weep and a wail
A shanty town


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"Shanty Town" as written by Desmond Dekker

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