Sammy Dead

A Jamaican folk song describing the fate of a man called Sammy.

Verse 1
Sammy plant peas an’ corn down a gully; (mm-hm)
An it bear till it kill poor Sammy. (mm-hm)
Sammy dead, Sammy dead, Sammy dead-o. (mm-hm)
Sammy dead, Sammy dead, Sammy dead-o. (mm-hm)

Verse 2
A no tief Sammy tief mek dem kill him; (mm-hm)
A no lie Sammy tell mek him dead-o. (mm-hm)
But a grudgeful, yes dem grudgeful mek dem kill him. (mm-hm)
But a grudgeful, yes dem grudgeful mek dem kill him. (mm-hm)

Verse 3
Neighbour kyaan bear fi see neighbour flourish; (mm-hm)
Neighbour kyaan bear fi see neighbour flourish. (mm-hm)
Sammy dead, Sammy dead, Sammy dead-o. (mm-hm)
Sammy dead, Sammy dead, Sammy dead-o. (mm-hm)
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