Joshua Gone Barbados (Eric VonSchmidt) Cane standing in the fields getting old and red Lot of misery in Georgetown, three men lying dead And Joshua, head of the government, he say strike for better pay Cane cutters are striking, Joshua gone away. Joshua gone Barbados, staying in a big hotel People on St. Vincent they got many sad tales to tell. Sugar mill owner told the strikers, I don't need you to cut my cane Bring in another bunch of fellows, strike be all in vain. Get a bunch of tough fellows, bring 'em from Zion Hill Bring 'em in a bus to Georgetown, know somebody get killed. And Sonny Child the overseer, I swear he's an ignorant man Walking through the canefield, pistol in his hand But Joshua gone Barbados, just like he don't know People on the Island, they got no place to go. Police giving protection, new fellows cutting the cane Strikers can't do nothing, strike be all in vain And Sonny Child he curse the striking, wave his pistol 'round They're beating Sonny with a cutlass, beat him to the ground. There's a lot of misery in Georgetown, you can hear the women bawl Joshua gone Barbados, he don't care at all. Cane standing in the fields getting old and red Sonny Child in the hospital, pistol on his bed I wish I could go to England, Trinidad or Curacao People on the Island they got no place to go. --------------------- Copyright Eclectic Music Rec. by Tom Rush on "Take a Little Walk With Me" Elektra EKS-7308 GF Apr98
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