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ERIC DONALDSON/CHERRY OH BABY LYRICS/CARIBBEAN MUSIC CULTURE
Cherry oh, Cherry oh, baby,
Don`t you know I`m in need of thee?
If you don`t believe it`s true,
What have you left me to do?
So long I,ve been waiting,
For you to come right in.
And now that we are together,
Please make my joy run over.
(Chorus)
Oh oh ee oh oh ee oh,
Oh oh ee oh ee oh ee oh.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, Yah.
Oh, yeah.
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.
Cherry, oh, Cherry, oh, baby,
Don`t you know I`m in love with you?
If you don`t believe I do,
Then why don`t you try me?
I`m never gonna let you down,
Never make you wear no frown.
If you say you love me madly,
Then I will receive you gladly.
(Chorus)
Cherry, oh, Cherry, oh, baby,
Don`t you know I`m in love with you?
If you don`t believe I do,
Then why don`t you try me?
I`m never gonna let you down,
Never make you wear no frown.
If you say you love me madly,
Then why do you treat me badly.
(Chorus)

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.stlyrics.com/lyrics/hardertheycome/cherryohbaby.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jX8h5ha6NU&list=A...
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