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Joshua Gone Barbados Lyrics

Johnny Cash – Joshua Gone Barbados Lyrics

from album: Johnny 99 (1983)
[Verse]
Cane standing in the field getting old and red
Lot of misery in Georgetown three men laying dead
Joshua head of the government he said strike for better pay
Cane cutters are striking but Joshua gone away
Joshua gone Barbados staying in a big hotel
People on St Vincent got many sad tales to tell
The sugar mill owner told the strikers I don't need you to cut my cane
Bring me another bunch of fellas your strike be all in vain
Get a bunch of tough fellas bring them from Zion Hill
Bring them in a bus to Georgetown know somebody could kill
Sunny Child the overseer I swear he's an ignorant man
Walking through the canefields pistol in his hand
Joshua gone Barbados just like he don't know
People on the island got no place to go
Police giving protection new fellas cutting the cane
Strikers can't do nothing strike be all in vain
Sunny Child cussed the strikers wave his pistol round
They're beating Sunny with the cutless beat him to the ground
There's a lot of misery in Georgetown you can hear all the women bawl
Joshua gone Barbados he don't care at all
Cane standing in the fields getting old and red
Sunny Child in the hospital pistol on his bed
I wish I could go to England Trinidad or Curacao
People on the island got no place to go
Joshua gone Barbados staying in a big hotel
People on St Vincent got many sad tales to tell
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