Max Romeo - Uptown Babies Don't Cry

See the little lad, selling kiss-cup?
Shouting; kiss ca-pop, kiss ca-pop
Kiss ca-pop, kiss ca-pop's

See the little lad, selling Star?
Shouting; Star news, read the news
Read the news, read the news

He is doing it you see
To help his mummy pay the fee
For little junior to go to school

Uptown babies don't cry
They don't know what hungry is like
Uptown babies don't cry
They don't know what suffering is like
They have mummy and daddy
Lot's of toys to play with
Nanny and granny
Lot's of friends to stay with

Uptown babies don't cry
They don't know what hungry is like
Uptown babies don't cry
They don't know what suffering is like
They have mummy and daddy
Lot's of toys to play with
Nanny and granny
Lot's of friends to stay with

(..)

Hear that little baby crying?
Yes she's crying, she's crying
She's crying because she's hungry

You can hear her mama saying
It ain't easy, ain't easy
Ain't easy when you're poor, you see

And speaking of life in the ghetto
Where sur-vival is the motto
And putting it to you
Poverty is a sin

Uptown babies don't cry
They don't know what hungry is like
Uptown babies don't cry
They don't know what suffering is like
They have mummy and daddy
Lot's of toys to play with
Nanny and granny
Lot's of friends to stay with

Uptown babies don't cry
They don't know what hungry is like
Uptown babies don't cry
They don't know what suffering is like
They have mummy and daddy
Lot's of toys to play with
Nanny and granny
Lot's of friends to stay with

Uptown babies don't cry
Don't cry, don't cry
(Mummy and daddy)
They don't know what suffering is like
(Mummy and daddy)

Uptown babies don't cry
Don't cry, don't cry
(Mummy and daddy)
They don't know what suffering is like

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