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Jamaican In New York Song

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Born Edmund Carl Aiken on 10 April 1962 in Kent, England, Jamaican reggae singer Shinehead, was raised in Bronx New York, although he spent some time in Jamaica as well.

He recorded several hit songs, among them,  "Cigarette Breath", "Gimme No Crack", "Do It with Ease, "The Real Rock", "Jamaican In New York" and Ragga Muffin.


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However, one of these,  "Jamaican In New York", which featured on the Sidewalk University album, reached #30 on the UK singles chart in 1993, and to date, is Shinehead's most popular single.

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Lyrics of Shinehead's 
JAMAICAN IN NEW YORK SONG


Don't drink coffee, I drink roots my dear

And I love my morning ride

You can see it in my motions when I walk

I'm a Jamaican in New York

See me walking down Church Avenue

With my hat leaned to one side

You can see it when I walk


I'm a Jamaican in New York

I'm an alien, I'm a legal alien

I'm a Jamaican in New York

I'm an alien, I'm a legal alien

I'm a Jamaican in New York


Roughness makes man, as someone said

He is the rude boy of the day

Takes a man to make a stand, sometimes get wild

Be yourself, no matter what they say


I'm an alien, I'm a legal alien

I'm a Jamaican in New York

I'm an alien, I'm a legal alien

I'm a Jamaican in New York


Niceing up our party, can lead to notoriety

Pretty soon they'll know you as the Don

Because we live so hearty, Babylon don't like we

Still we're gonna party till the sun


And you don't stop, you proceed

And this is the message and rhyme you need

Shinehead's gonna take the lead

All yard man, put up your hand


And let the world know that you have ambition

Well a we, well a we a yardy

A weh we de?

We de a New York City

A weh se come yah fa?

No to make some money

We have to do that to feed we family


Chucking badness does not make a man

And we're not the only ones with guns

Confront your enemies, outsmart them if you can

But if all else fails, you better run

Roughness makes man, as someone said

He is the rude boy of the day

Takes a man to make a stand, sometimes get wild

Be yourself, no matter what they say


I'm an alien, I'm a legal alien

I'm a Jamaican in New York

I'm an alien, I'm a legal alien

I'm a Jamaican in New York

I'm an alien...

I'm a Jamaican in New York

I'm an alien...

I'm a Jamaican ïn New York

The song is actually a cover version of an English Musician named Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (aka Sting) original called "Englishman in New York", but he has certainly made it his own!

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References

  • Shinehead Biography by Andy Kellman,  https://www.allmusic.com/artist/shinehead-mn0000023352/songs/all
  • Shinehead, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinehead
  • Jamaican in New York 5 mixes anglais, https://www.amazon.com/Shinehead-Jamaican-New-York/dp/B000091KJ8

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