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ERIC DONALDSON/LAND OF MY BIRTH LYRICS/CARIBBEAN MUSIC CULTURE
Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Aah, Aah, Aah
This is the land of my birth; I say this is the land of my birth.
I say this is Jamaica, my Jamaica, the land of my birth.

I will never leave her shores, I will never run away.
I will always believe in the black, the green, the gold I say.
All nations greater of all the trials, we must face the test of time, that our people they are strong and we going to get along.
For some people say we poor, but the progress you make my friend is not always how rich you are.

I say this is the land of my birth; I say this is the land of my birth.
I say this is Jamaica, my Jamaica, the land of my birth.

Let us stop for a minute, count our blessings one by one.
We should never be disloyal, but stand up and keep strong.
My Jamaica is a beautiful island, she is the crown of the Caribbean Sea and our people they are free, no oppression here to see.
With the prettiest women there be. And the hills, and the plains and the rivers and the valleys always make on the beach.

I say this is the land of my birth; I say this is the land of my birth.
I say this is Jamaica, my Jamaica, the land of my birth.
Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Aah, Aah, Aah

Ms Tourist, Mr. Tourist, leave your land and come.
Tarry here for a while, and I will bathe in the warm warm sun.
We will share a lot with you. Our people they are true, they will want to be with you.
They will love, they will help, they will give, if you wish my friend you can live.
You will be a happier one in the land of the rising sun.

I say this is the land of my birth; I say this is the land of my birth.
I say this is Jamaica, my Jamaica, the land of my birth.

I say this is the land of my birth; I say this is the land of my birth.
I say this is Jamaica, my Jamaica, the land of my birth.

THE BRIEF HISTORY OF ERIC DONALDSON AS ONE OF THE CONTRIBUTORS TO CARIBBEAN REGGAE CULTURE
Eric Donaldson, one of the most powerful Jamaican reggae singer-songwriters of all times. He was born at St. Catherine, Jamaica in 11 June 1947. In the mid-1960s, he formed “The West Indians” with Hector Brooks and Leslie Burke. The success of this Union was highlighted by one of their best hits "Right On Time". After which, the name of the group was changed to the Kilowatts.

Subsequently, after this, during his solo career; he submitted "Cherry Oh Baby" to Jamaican 1971 Festival Song Competition. And he won. This song, apart from winning him the competition, also gives him one of the biggest Jamaican hit single of the time. In the 70s, "Cherry Oh Baby" was a household music in Caribbean and most parts of Africa. It was covered by Rolling Stones in album Black and Blue in 1976. And in Labor of Love,UB40 in 1983. Like "Cherry Oh Baby", the “riddim” also was popular and over thirty cover versions was recorded.

Other notable work of Eric Donaldson include: "Sweet Jamaica" and "Land of My Birth. Sweet Jamaica won him the competition in 1977 and Land of my birth won him the competition in1978. Specifically, Eric Donaldson has won the Jamaican Music competition six times: 1971, 1977, 1978, 1984, 1993 and 1997 respectively. According to Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, "Land of My Birth" was the most outstanding “won” of Eric Donaldson. He currently, lives in Kent Village, Jamaica where his running a bar called 'Cherry Oh Baby Go-Go'

FOR MORE READING/VIEW
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Donaldson
http://www.releaselyrics.com/fc2a/eric-donaldson-land-of-my-birth/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jX8h5ha6NU&list=AL94UKMTqg-9BrNsTDTPceqRDIRtjBDZkl
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