available with dub version on 7" 45 from www.ebreggae.com


Columbus crew drank the brain-blowing brew: salt water
No fresh water, can’t call no doctor, brain cells to the slaughter
Round and round we go, heavy wooden ship, tight round the equator
1872, 1845 scholar write on paper

Sawawa – saillhe – caw-oo-cah – salagua

Discovery Bay already discovered, so the natives say
No wind, no fresh water, only Cl Na
Leave the city for the wide open sea, horizon I see
Forward to Haiti, homeward to Spain, but no biscuits and tea – so whatcha see:


Write, write, write, write it down on paper
Write, write, write, write it down on stone
Rock, Rock, rock, rocksalt and stone – the sailors moan

No coco, no H2O, no fruit from Grenada
No evolution, no culture three centuries later
‘Go down below, I’ll run the show,’ old pirate say
Upon the sea and down through history: only saltwater – the paper fade



released December 20, 2008
Lyrics & Music: M. Bell, E. Beaumont, N. Vest
Pub.: Eric Blowtorch Songs (BMI)



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Eric Blowtorch Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Singer/guitarist/songwriter Eric Blowtorch sings, plays, and writes reggae, ska, rocksteady, soul, rock 'n' roll, funk, Latin, disco, hip-hop, Anglo-Afropop, and jazz songs with rhythm, melody, passion, and original comic timing. E. B. plays solo, in duos and trios with selected stars, and with a trio, Eric Blowtorch and the Inflammables. ... more

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