Who Kill Mi Sister (King Obstinate)

King Obstinate is asking
Who kill mi sister – Ethlyn
Right George, I’m asking who kill me sister – Ethlyn
They chop off she head from she body
And send she to eternity
The murder is still running around and
Poor Ethlyn underground

Cho.
So, Right George, tell me
What are you doing
About the tragedy
Police up and down in van
They locking up rasta man
They harassing Tim Hector
Yet they can’t find who kill mi sister

A woman, oh a darling
That was mi sister Ethlyn
She used to live in Blizzard
And to mind she self she work hard
I cry tears like the river Nile
For mi sister, mi father’s child
Mi kerchief wet, mi head in exile
And the murderer running wild

Cho.
Police Commissioner, tell me
What are you doing about the tragedy
So much police in the place
Eating, drinking, fulling their  face
Government money’s going to waste
Murders they can’t find a trace

It’s a sad situation
For the whole population
…Police protection is for every Antiguan
The police can’t protect Mr. Bird
And leave the poor man
That’s absurd
In the constitution of Antigua
All are protected by law

Cho.
Right George, tell me
What are you doing about the tragedy
You finding them dope pusher
You finding them house breaker
You finding marijuana
Yet you can’t find Ethlyn’s murder

Time to face reality
Ethlyn killers are now free
Such senseless brutality
Could have happened to you or me
Look New York,  London, and Tokyo
Miami, … and Chicago
They’re large cities and yet police
Does find man, bird, or beast

Cho.
So Right George tell me
What are you doing about the tragedy
You harassing the gambler
Police don’t want the limer
Standing by Bata corner
Yet you can’t find Ethlyn’s murder

Outro:
Who kill mi sister (repeat)
She got a mudda
Who kill mi sister
And a farda
Who kill mi sister
She got she brudda
Who kill mi sister
And she sista
Who kill mi sister
We need an answer
Who kill mi sister (repeat)

 

Lyrics transcribed from the recording by Joanne C. Hillhouse. All errors and omissions are mine, and unintentional. For more Antiguan and Barbudan song lyrics, check out this evolving data base, and help build it if you can. As a reminder, if you pull (excerpt only) any of the information from this site, please credit and link back.

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