"Pass the Dutchie" as written by Marlin Greene and Eddie Hinton....
This generation
Rules the nation
With version

Music happen to be the food of love
Sounds to really make you rub and scrub

Pass the dutchie on the left hand side
Pass the dutchie on the left hand side
It a gonna burn, give me music make me jump and prance
It a go done, give me the music make me rock in the dance

It was a cool and lovely breezy afternoon
(How does it feel when you've got no food?)
You could feel it 'cause it was the month of June
(How does it feel when you've got no food?)
So I left my gate and went out for a walk
(How does it feel when you've got no food?)
As I pass the dreadlocks' camp I heard them say
(How does it feel when you've got no food?)

Pass the dutchie on the left hand side
(I said) pass the dutchie on the left hand side
It a gonna burn, give me music make me jump and prance
It a go done, give me the music make me rock in the dance

So I stopped to find out what was going on.
(How does it feel when you've got no food?)
'Cause the spirit of Jah, you know he leads you on
(How does it feel when you've got no food?)
There was a ring of dreads and a session was there in swing
(How does it feel when you've got no food?)
You could feel the chill as I seen and heard them say
(How does it feel when you've got no food ?)

Pass the dutchie on the left hand side
(I said) pass the dutchie on the left hand side
It a gonna burn, give me music make me jump and prance
It a go done, give me the music make me rock in the dance

'Cause me say listen to the drummer, me say listen to the bass
Give me little music make me wind up me waist
Me say listen to the drummer, me say listen to the bass
Give me little music make me wind up me waist, (I say)

Pass the dutchie on the left hand side (I say)
Pass the dutchie on the left hand side
It a gonna burn, give me music make me jump and prance
It a go done, give me the music make me rock in the dance

You play it on the radio, a so me say, we a go hear it on the stereo
A so me know you a go play it on the disco
A so me say we a go hear it on the stereo

Pass the dutchie on the left hand side (I say)
Pass the dutchie on the left hand side
It a gonna burn, give me music make me jump and prance
It a go done, give me the music make me rock in the dance

On the left hand side
(I said)
On the left hand side
(I said)
On the left hand side
We meet on the left hand side
(I'm fellin') on the left hand side
I say east, say west, say north and south (on the left hand side)
This is gonna make us jump and shout (on the left hand side)
I say east, say west, say north and south (on the left hand side)
This is gonna make me be able to jump and shout, I say (on the left hand side)


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"Pass the Dutchie" as written by Headley George Bennett Fitzroy Ogilvie Simpson

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is actually not about smoking the ganja. Dutchie=feeding pan used in a village. As for the references to it, this song was originally done by bob marley, called "Pass the Koutchie", which was about smoking dope. But when musical youth did it, they changed it to Dutchie instead of Koutchie. So the original version is about drugs, this one is about a feeding pan. sorry to disappoint you
    bigmikee8on September 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSounds like they're puffing the magic dragon, because they didn't receive their food ration for the month, or something to that nature.
    "Smoke ah the weed mon"
    damit! now i got this song stuck in my head.


    michi_nsxon August 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthey are singing about smoking the ganja! "There was a ring of dreads and a session was there in swing/(How does it feel when you've got no food ?)" sess=big smoking time. haha and how does it feel when you've got no food and you need to feed your munchies? haha. this is the coolest song. its so awesome, funny people i tell ya.
    WatermelonOfJoyon September 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreat song
    daddioon July 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou were right about a dutchie being a pan. But, "Pass the Koutchie" was not originally by Bob Marley (nor did Bob Marley ever do it), it's by The Mighty Diamonds.
    xDPFJCxon January 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentokay dutchie is a pan, a pan is a pot...lol this song is great anyway.
    bloodybitchon March 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbloodybitch is right, a dutchie is a pan but you can also call it a pot. they had to change it to dutchie because young kids like that couldnt release a song about Koutchie, real pot. they explained it all on vh1's greatest one hit wonders.
    lilryanheat3on March 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPASS IT TO THE LEFT 'CAUSE THE RIGHT WAY IS WRONG
    kmk_natashaon April 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"It a gonna burn, give me music make me jump and prance
    It a go done, give me the music make me rock in the dance "

    sounds like..yknow.. to me. haha
    jbabyy293on February 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, Dutchie is also the nickname for a Dutch Master Cigar -- (makes more sense than a song about passing a cooking pot considering where it came from)

    This online dictionary:
    urbandictionary.com/…

    ...mentions cigar and also the pot definitions... it looks more like they just swapped one smokable for another - but hey - I wonder what Musical Youth would say about it ;)
    hitfilmon July 01, 2007   Link

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