Third World – 96 Degrees in the shade

This song is about the execution of Paul Bogle (ca. 1820 — 1865) a Jamaican Baptist deacon and is a National Hero of Jamaica. He was a leader of the 1865 Morant Bay Protests, which agitated for justice and fair treatment for all in Jamaica. Leading the Morant Bay rebellion, he was captured and hanged on 24 October 1865 in the Morant Bay Court House and executed by the United Kingdom authorities. He is depicted on the heads side of the Jamaican 10 cent coin. His face was also depicted on the Jamaican two dollar bill. However, this bill is no longer used in Jamaican currency. The Paul Bogle High School in the parish of his birth is named after him.

Lyrics: 96 DEGREES IN THE SHADE

96 degrees in the shade
real hot in the shade

said it was 96 degrees in the shade
ten thousand soldiers on parade
taking i and i to meet a big fat boy
sent from overseas
the queen employ
excellency before you i come
with my representation
you know where i’m coming from

you caught me on the loose
fighting to be free
now you show me a noose
on the cotton tree
entertainment for you
martyrdom for me

96 degrees in the shade
real hot in the shade

some may suffer and some may burn
but i know that one day my people will learn
as sure as the sun shines, way up in the sky
today i stand here a victim the truth is I’ll never die

96 degrees in the shade
real hot in the shade

Wonderful Comments

12 Wonderful Comments

  1. Anonymous says:
    Posted November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    jah forever
    

  2. Anonymous says:
    Posted November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    i love roots reggae so much better then anything out today

  3. Anonymous says:
    Posted November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    people died because of greed and soviernety….not mentioned on the jubilee….funny that!!

  4. Anonymous says:
    Posted November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    the rest of the album is this good too!

  5. Anonymous says:
    Posted November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHOOO
    

  6. Anonymous says:
    Posted November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    cool story bro…

  7. Anonymous says:
    Posted November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    I always loved Third World from the first time I saw them on Soul train doing the remake of Now That We Found Love by the Ojays. Thank u Gamble and Huff for letting the song b taken to another level. Thank U for posting Peteregor

  8. Anonymous says:
    Posted November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    this song is definitely not talking about “kicking it in the sun”. its about the hanging of Paul Bogle by the colonial system. ” entertainment for you is matyrdom for me”

  9. Anonymous says:
    Posted November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    I remember listening to this on the Scarface video game.

  10. Anonymous says:
    Posted November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    the solo is so good

  11. Anonymous says:
    Posted November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    TUNE TUNE TUNE THIS TUNE IS ONE THAT WILL NEVER DIE OR EMPTYA DANCE FLOOR RACISM IS FOR UNLEARNED PEOPLE WHO ONLY THINK IN BLACK AND WHITE IF THEY OPEN THEIR EYES THEY WILL SEE THAT THERE IS COLOUR ALL OVER THE WORLD AND ITS BEAUTIFUL IF ONLY WE ALL COULD BE UNITED AS ONE WHAT A WONDERFUL THING THAT WOULD BE IF ONLY……………

  12. Required says:
    Posted July 3, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    One of my all time favourite tracks!


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