Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“Curly Locks”

Composed by Lee "Scratch" Perry

2 versions

4:22

Throw Down Your Arms album
Throw Down Your Arms (deluxe edition) album

4:18 dub version

Throw Down Your Arms album
Throw Down Your Arms (deluxe edition) album

Lyrics

(Source: All Reggae Lyrics)

That's just very black, baby.
Curly locks, now that I'm a dreadlocks,
Your daddy mama say you shouldn't play with me,
But it's alright.
Curly locks, now that I'm a dreadlocks,
Your daddy mama say you shouldn't play with me.
The sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, too,
And all I've got inside me is lots of love for you, it's true.
Curly locks, now that I'm a dreadlocks,
Your daddy mama say you shouldn't play with me,
Still, But it's alright.
Curly locks, now that I'm a dreadlocks,
Your daddy mama say you shouldn't play with me.
She He 's a roundhead, s he is a walking dead,
I am a living wo man who's got lots of plans, it's true.
Curly locks, now that I'm a dreadlocks,
Your mama say you shouldn't play with me,
But it's alright.
Curly locks, now that I'm a dreadlocks,
Your mama say you shouldn't play with me.
Thank you, thank you for the letter.
You made me feel better.
Tee, tah, toe,
That's the way it's gonna go now.
Curly locks, two roads before you--
Which one will be your choice?
I really wanna know now.
Curly locks, your father is a pork chop,
And he don't want you dealing with me,
But it's alright .
Thank you, thank you for the letter.
You made me feel better.
Tee, tah, toe,
That's the way it's gonna go now.
Curly locks, two roads before you--
Which one will be your choice?
I really wanna know now.
Curly locks, your father is a pork chop,
He don't want you dealing with me,
Heh, heh, heh .
Curly locks, two roads before you.
Oh, curly locks,
Oh, curly locks.

Notes

Originally recorded (as "Curley Locks") by Junior Byles on a 1974 single on Dip Records.

(Source: Studio Won: Junior Byles)

It is also included, in a medley with "Beat Down Babylon," on his 1976 LP Jordan (Micron MICCAN 0002).

(Source: Roots Archives: Junior Byles: Jordan)

Musicians

Steven Lenkky Marsden keyboard
Source: Throw Down Your Arms

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