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This generation
Rules the nation
With version

Music happen to be the food of love
Sounds to really make you rub and scrub

Chorus:
I say
Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side
Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side
It a gonna burn, give me music make me jump and prance
It a go done, give me the music make me rock in the dance

Verse 1:
It was a cool and lonely breezy afternoon
(How does it feel when you've got no food ?)
You could feel it 'cause it was the month of June
(How does it feel when you've got no food ?)
So I left my gate and went out for a walk
(How does it feel when you've got no food ?)
As I pass the dreadlocks' camp I heard them say
(How does it feel when you've got no food ?)

Chorus

Verse 2:
So I stopped to find out what was going on.
(How does it feel when you've got no food ?)
'Cause the spirit of Jah, you know he leads you on
(How does it feel when you've got no food ?)
There was a ring of dreads and a session was there in swing
(How does it feel when you've got no food ?)
You could feel the chill as I seen and heard them say
(How does it feel when you've got no food ?)

Chorus

Verse 3:
'Cause me say listen to the drum, a me say listen to the bass
Give me little music make me wind up me waist
Me say listen to the drum, a me say listen to the bass
Give me little music make me wind up me waist, I say

Chorus

Verse 4:
You play it on the radio, a so me say, we a go hear it on the stereo
A so me know you a go play it on the disco
A so me say we a go hear it on the stereo

Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side
Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side
It a gonna burn, give me music make me jump and prance
It a go done, give me the music make me rock in the dance

I say east, say west, say north and south (on the left hand side)
This is gonna make us jump and shout (on the left hand side)



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    UnregisteredApr 6, 2012 at 10:42 pm
    This song is about smoking weed. If you know anything about jamaican music, this is a common topic and album cover art is plastered with weed plants and the artists smoking huge spliffs.

    Marijuana is harvested only once a year in jamaica (it's anywhere from october to december). The lyrics mention the month of june and it is obvious to any pot smoker relying on outdoor grown bud, that it's the dry season. But if he goes to the rastafarian camp, they'll smoke him out (let him smoke their marijuana). To a rasta, the kutchie is a sacramental object and passing to the left is the proper etiquette.

    The fact that they changed kutchie to dutchie was for radio and tv airplay, and is a widely reported undisputed fact admitted by mca and talked about in many mtv documentaries. There are hundreds of examples of record labels doing this throughout the history of recorded music.
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    sendtobobJul 24, 2011 at 11:16 pm
    It means pass the pot of food around for dinner. I think they are singing because they are happy to have something to eat, when so many of their country is going hungry.

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