Another Hero of the Stoa


Well, a hero of just about everybody who cares to consider the matter.

Bob Marley, 60 today.

I’m told by someone who was told by someone who was there that the first words spoken at the celebrations of Zimbabwean independence after the Union Jack came down were these: “Ladies and gentlemen, Bob Marley and the Wailers…”

Every man gotta right
To decide his own destiny
And in this judgment
There is no partiality
So arm in arms, with arms
We will fight this little struggle
‘Cause that’s the only way
We can overcome our little troubleBrother you’re right, you’re right
You’re right, you’re right, you’re so right
We gonna fight, we’ll have to fight
We gonna fight, fight for our rights

Natty dread it ina Zimbabwe
Set it up ina Zimbabwe
Mash it up ina Zimbabwe
Africans a liberate Zimbabwe

No more internal power struggle
We come together, to overcome
The little trouble
Soon we will find out
Who is the real revolutionary
‘Cause I don’t want my people
To be contrary

Brothers you’re right, you’re right
You’re right, you’re right, you’re so right
We’ll have to fight, we gonna fight
We’ll have to fight, fighting for our rights…

[lyrics over here, more over here, pic from here]

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