"Fisherman" as written by and Lee Perry....
Row fisherman row
keep on rowing your boat (brotherman brotherman)
row fisherman row
lots of hungry belly pickney they ashore (millions of them)
lots of hungry belly pickney they ashore

Living in a bamboo hut
in a little hole seaport town
three kids on the floor
and another one to come make four

Day, day by day
I man step it along the sea shore
Day, day by day
I man step it along the sea shore

Hail brother John
have you got any wenchman
yes brother Peter
wenchman, sprat and mackaba
yes brother Peter
wenchman, sprat and mackaba

Row fisherman row
keep on rowing your boat
row fisherman row
we've got to reach on higher ground

Row fisherman row
keep on rowing your boat
Row fisherman row
yes we've got to reach on higher ground
we've got to reach on higher ground

Simon, Peter, James and John
come ashore to feed the hungry belly ones
Simon, Peter, James and John
come ashore to feed the hungry belly ones

So row fisherman row
keep on rowing your boat
row fisherman row
lots of hungry belly pickney they ashore
lots of hungry belly pickney they ashore

Quaju Peg the collie man
sell the best collie in sea port town
Quaju Peg the collie man
ha the best collie weed in town

Row, row
keep on rowing your boat
row fisherman row
lots of hungry belly pickney they ashore
lots of hungry belly pickney they ashore

Simon Peter James and John
come ashore to feed the hungry belly ones
Simon Peter James and John
come ashore to feed the hungry belly ones

Row fisherman row
keep on rowing your boat
row fisherman row
we've got to reach on higher ground
rain is falling
we've got to reach on higher ground


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