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Jack Lillingston on UGANDA (Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:55 pm)

on UGANDA (Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:58 am)

Maria Dominica

Verse 1

The wild winds tear out in the night

As Maria rips the roofs off with all of her might.

Destroying everything she can

Till the people cry out in vain and fright

The rain, then mud it falls and falls

I cannot clear the image out



Gonna take a lot to keep me away from there

There's a lot that 100 men can do

Gonna take some time to make it right again.


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I skipped down road in the cool mountain air

In the cool mountain air, with you...


Hot in the night air

Running down the road

Dancing to the left

Singing to the right


Chasing and avoiding cars

Street life all around

Life going on beyond

In our little world


Up steps, down alleys

In and out of tunnels

Over and under the ground

pavements along the...

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With its deep red soil

High high up on the equator

A great green spectacular land


The Nile rapids plummet north

40 million farmers living life

Blue skies, rainy seasons


Lions, giraffes complete Safari’s 

Crazy Kampala where life is slowly fast

Country roads where more people walk

Where Boda’s rule, trucks puff and smoke


Mburo with Lodges on land is...

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