Jimmy Cliff Glastonbury


Jimmy Cliff

Mark Radcliffe introduces highlights from the legendary Jamaican reggae star Jimmy Cliff's set on the West Holts Stage.


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You are back at Glastonbury 2011 on BBC Four.

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Morrissey and B.B. King were on the Pyramid Stage.

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Jimmy Cliff last appeared in 2008. I want you to know that we have had

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a trek in muddy conditions right over to the other side of the

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Glastonbury site to bring you this. It is hard to convey how revered

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Jimmy Cliff is in his homeland. He is the only living musician to be

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in procession of the Jamaican Order of Merit. He has been working on a

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tricky concept album since 2009 about the nature of existence. It

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is called Existence. His classic film, The Harder They Come remains

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the definition of that rude boy culture. Here he is Dr Jimmy cap

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cliff. This programme contains scenes of

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You can get it if you really want. Are you ready Glastonbury?

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Welcome on stage doctor, Jimmy, Hello Glastonbury 2011.

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# But you must try # Win or lose

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# You'll succeed at last # But you must try

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# You'll succeed at last # Win or lose

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# You can get it though hard it may seem now

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# You can get it if you really want

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# You can get it if you really want

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# You can get it if you really want

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# But you must try Try and try, try and try

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# You'll succeed at last I know it - listen

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# You can get it if you really want

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# You can get it if you really want

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# You can get it if you really want

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# But you must try Try and try, try and try

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# You'll succeed at last I know it - listen

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# You can get it if you really want

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# You can get it if you really want

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# You can get it if you really want

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# But you must try Try and try, try and try

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I

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I want

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I want to

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I want to send the message to the leaders, tell them that we, the

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people, don't want another Vietnam in Afghanistan.

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# "Tell all my friends that I'll be # Now Mistress Brown

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# And it came from Afghanistan, Vietnam Vietnam, Vietnam Vietnam

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# "But Mistress Brown your son is dead"

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# And it came from Afghanistan, Afghanistan

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# Afghanistan, Afghanistan, Afghanistan, Afghanistan

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# Oh, Afghanistan, oh, oh, oh, oh Somebody please stop it

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#

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# Somebody please stop it

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# In

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# Somebody please stop it

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# Stop the war

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# Hey, Vietnam, ah-ha, Vietnam

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# Hey, Vietnam, ah-ha, Vietnam

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# Oh, oh, yeah I wanna say now Somebody stop that war

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# Stop the war

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# Stop the war

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# Stop the war

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# But I can't seem to find

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# My way over

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# Wandering I've been lost

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# As I travel along

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# The white cliffs of Dover

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# Many rivers I've crossed

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# And it's only my will

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# That kept me alive

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# I've been licked Washed up for years

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# And I merely survive

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# Because of my pride

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# And the loneliness wouldn't leave me alone

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# It was such a drag to be on my own

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# My woman left and she didn't say why

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# Well, I guess I had to cry

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# There were many, many, many, many many waters to cross over

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# Been so hard to find my way over

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# Kept me playing for time

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# There were times I found myself

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# Thinking I'd committed some dreadful crime

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# Many rivers I've crossed

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# There were times I found myself

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# Many rivers I've crossed

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# Love was my foundation

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# Wisdom is my capital

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# Struggle is my manner

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# Truth is my redeemer

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# Sorrow been my companion

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# Love is my foundation

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# True love

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# Many rivers I've crossed

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# It's been so hard to find

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# The way over

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# Wandering, I been lost

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# As I travelled along

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# The white cliffs of Dover

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# Over...

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# Wooh! #

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How

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How are

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How are you

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How are you feeling? # I can see clearly

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# I can see clearly now the rain # Gone are the dark clouds

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# Oh, yes, I can make it now the pain is gone

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# All of the bad feelings have disappeared

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# Here is that rainbow I've been praying for

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# It's gonna be a bright Bright Bright Bright sunshiny day, ooh

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# Look all around There's nothing but blue skies

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# Look straight ahead There's nothing but blue skies

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# I can see clearly now the rain is gone

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# I can see all obstacles in my way

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# Here is that rainbow I've been praying for

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# It's gonna be a bright Bright Bright Bright sunshiny day

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# It's gonna be a bright Bright Bright Bright sunshiny day

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# It's gonna be a bright Bright Bright Bright sunshiny day

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# # We are going to Cian # By the rivers of Babylon, where

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we sat down # When we remember Zion

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# Carry us away # Ah-ha. South it out, brothers and

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# # # Out it out, brothers and sisters.

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# Ah-haa Shout it out, brothers.

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# By the rivers of Babylon # Where we sat down

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# Shout it out. Shout it for all the privileged.

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Shout it for the ones at war. Shout it for peace in the world.

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# By the Rivers of Babylon # Where we sat down

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# When we remember Zion # # Ah-haa

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 53 seconds

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We put some sound in our pockets and brought it from Jamaica just

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for you. I'm going to sing this song one more. I'm going to take

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the first part and then you take the second part and then we

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continue continue like that. I take the first part.

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# One more # One more.

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Your turn. # One more. # One more.

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Together. # One more

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# There is one more song I must sing

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# I've got one more song I must sing

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# A simple song # So sing-along.

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# One more # One more.

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Your turn! # One more.

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# I got one more story to tell, mystery, my story

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# I got one more story to tell # True story

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# My glory # One more

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Your turn! # One more

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# One more. # I got one more arrow in my bow

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# Will I let it go, just just watch the floor

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# I've got one more arrow in my bow, will I let it go

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# Just watch the floor # One more

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# Baby, don't you do it my way # Listen to what I have to say

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# This is not the time to play # One more

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# Time to life # Is it a game

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# I've got one more bullet in my # And I can't run

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# Until the deal is done # I got one more bullet in my gun

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# And I won't run # Until the deal is done

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# One more # I got one more shot at the prize

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# Don't be surprised # Open your eyes

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# I got one more shot at the bowl # # To take from my soul

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# One more # Roof to climb

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# One more # It's for time

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