The Slave's Lament (feat. Addis Pablo)

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Single from the upcoming Jamaica Sings Robert Burns album project. Visit website and view music video here: jamaicasingsburns.com

Adapted from The Slave's Lament by Robert Burns – Additional lyrics and Arrangement by Subrina Ward, Kieran C Murray

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It was in sweet Senegal that my foes did me enthrall,
For the isle of Jamaica O.
Torn from that lovely shore, and must ne’er see no more;
Oh alas! I am weary, weary O!
Torn from that lovely shore, oh must never see no more;
Oh alas! I am weary, weary O!

All on that charming coast was no brutal whipping post,
Like the isle of Jamaica O.
Where streams for ever flow, and flowers ever grow,
And alas! I am weary, weary O!
There streams for ever flow, and children ever grow,
Oh alas! I am weary, weary O!


The burden I must bear, while the cruel scourge I fear,
On the isle of Jamaica O.
And I think of family dear, with a sorry, bitter tear,
Oh alas! I am weary, weary O!
And I think of family gone, with a sorry bitter scorn
Oh alas! I am weary, O-o-o!

It was in sweet Senegal that my foes did me entrap
For the isle of Jamaica O.
Torn from that lovely shore, Mama Africa,
Oh alas! I am weary, weary O!
Torn from that lovely coast, Mama Africa,
O ah ya, ya ya ya..

We were carried beyond, our own home
Seh we were taken beyond, Mama Africa’s shores,
We were carried beyond, our own shore
We were carried beyond, Mama Africa’s shores,

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Adapted from The Slave's Lament by Robert Burns – Additional lyrics and Arrangement by Subrina Ward, Kieran C Murray

Lead Vocals - Brina
Melodica - Addis Pablo
Lead Guitar - Omar 'Jallanzo' Johnston'
Guitar - Omar Francis
Guitar - Kieran C Murray
Percussion - Calvin Mitchel, Phillip Subersad and Vivaldo Brown
Backing Vocals - Brina

Produced by Kieran C Murray and co-produced by Brina for Tribal Global Productions

Recorded and Engineered by Kieran C Murray at Tribal Global Studios in Scotland & Daniel Singer at Dubtonic Kru studio in Jamaica, .

Mixed by Kieran C Murray
Mastered by Jon Rezin

p & c 2017

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Brina Jamaica

Brina is the voice of World Roots Reggae Music from Jamaica, an artiste steeped in the sounds and rhythms of her Jamaican culture sharing her music with the world.

Brina's sound fuses together elements of her rich cultural and musical heritage using Reggae, Nyabinghi and other musical styles from the global African Diaspora.
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