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Uptown Babies

This song is by Max Romeo and The Upsetters and appears on the album War Ina Babylon (1976).

See the little lad, selling kiss-cup?
Shouting; kiss ca-pop, kiss ca-pop,
Kiss ca-pop, kiss ca-pop's.

See the little lad, selling Star?
Shouting; Star news, read the news,
Read the news, read the news.

He is doing it you see,
To help his mummy pay the fee,
For little junior to go to school.

Uptown babies don't cry,
They don't know what hungry is like.
Uptown babies don't cry,
They don't know what suffering is like.
They have mummy and daddy,
Lot's of toys to play with.
Nanny and granny,
Lot's of friends to stay with.

Uptown babies don't cry,
They don't know what hungry is like.
Uptown babies don't cry,
They don't know what suffering is like.
They have mummy and daddy,
Lot's of toys to play with.
Nanny and granny,
Lot's of friends to stay with.

Hear that little baby crying?
Yes she's crying, she's crying,
She's crying because she's hungry.

You can hear her mama saying;
It ain't easy, ain't easy,
Ain't easy when you're poor, you see.

And speaking of life in the ghetto,
Where sur-vival is the motto,
And putting it to you:
Poverty is a sin.

Uptown babies don't cry,
They don't know what hungry is like.
Uptown babies don't cry,
They don't know what suffering is like. They have mummy and daddy,
Lot's of toys to play with.
Nanny and granny,
Lot's of friends to stay with.

Uptown babies don't cry,
They don't know what hungry is like.
Uptown babies don't cry,
They don't know what suffering is like.
They have mummy and daddy,
Lot's of toys to play with.
Nanny and granny,
Lot's of friends to stay with.

Uptown babies don't cry,
Don't cry, don't cry.
(Mummy and daddy),
They don't know what suffering is like.
(Mummy and daddy).

Uptown babies don't cry,
Don't cry, don't cry.
(Mummy and daddy),
They don't know what suffering is like

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