Prince Buster - Shanty Town

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.

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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.

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