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​Shanty Town

This song is by Prince Buster.

Too late, shanty town get scanty
Too late, shanty town get scanty
Too late, there is no more place to capture
Too late, the people can't do no better
Too late, the rude boys gon' to jail
Too late, dem can't get no bail
Too late, seven years in dem tail
Too late, the minister put on the pressure

A woman with a baby, cryin
The same time all dem big bulldozer come in
The cops was standin' by
Dem baton sticks was long
An' all the people could do
Is tan up an' watch dem mash dem belongs

I saw a woman with a baby, cryin
She says: I got no place to sleep
I got no place to eat
What is now am I to treat?
The cops was standin by (Lord Lord Lord)
Baton sticks was long
An all the rudies could do
Is stay in jail an sing a song
Too late, dem a go put on the pressure
Too late, the people can't do no better
Too late, shanty town get scanty
Too late, the squatters start to scatter
Oh God I am sorry fi dem