Black Star Liner

Written by Sheriff Ghale
Performed by Sheriff, Lady Aisha, Zaki, Kawastone and King Ayisoba


Chorus:

Black star liner  - coming home
Don’t need no ticket - get on board
Black star liner  - coming home
Don’t need no ticket - get on board
Verse 1:

We’re roaming from coast to coast
Picking up homeless black people
Roaming from coast to coast
Picking freed slaves and Jah people

Hey! Hey! I hear ya!

Brothers and sisters stolen away
Mothers and fathers and disarray
Bound in shackles and chains
Lost in the winds can’t go home
Bound in shackles and chains
Lost at sea can’t come home

 

Chorus/ad-libs:
Black star liner going round and round
Looking for brothers lost brothers
Don’t need no ticket get on board hey heiy
Black star liner coming home, we’re coming home yeah
Don’t need no ticket get on board yeah
Hey we’re moving from east to west and from north to south
Searching and calling out loud

Said I am a messenger
Carrying message from home
Message from Kwame Nkrumah
Message from mama of the whole
There’s a family reunion at home
Mama cries as I speak
She’s been framed of a sell out
She’s been blamed and abused
She’s been used and refused and now accused
Chorus/ad-libs:

Heiy black star liner coming home, we’re coming home yeah, don’t need no ticket get on board
And tell again and again, black star liner coming home, going round and round,
Looking for brothers lost brothers and sisters
So long in the slave pit, so long in the dungeon, so long on the plantation yeah eh,
Still you never get paid; still you never get paid,
Mama Africa here we come, Ithiopia, Mama Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Mama Gambia,
Sierra Leone, Liberia, we’re coming home yeah, don’t need no ticket to get on board
And we’re coming we’re coming on, black star liner coming home, she’s coming home yeah, don’t need no tickets get on board.