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Jamaica win di race

So Miriam yuh noh hear what gwaan dung a Berlin?
Mi dear di bway Bolt noh mash up worl recard and ting
Di Jamaicans gallop lef di hole a dem wey come fi challenge
Di lan weh gi birt to Quarrie, McKenley and Merlin’

When dem line dem up an sey dem fi get pan dem mark
When gun shot pap an wi sprinta tek aff, every man lef ina di dark
All yuh si a breeze an daylight backa Usain
When di res a dem finish di race, dem heng dem head ina shame

Some a dem a run out dem soulcase til dem mout lip a wabble
Mek every man a scratch dem head an di hole worl a scramble
Every man pan di di track a get deflate by a lightning jolt
Cause none a dem couden ketch wi Usain Bolt

Dem ago tyad fi si di Black Green an Gole Ganzi shut
Cause when wi dun reach a di finish line, dem still back a wi a strut
Between yuh an mi mi sarry fi dem who waan come tess
If dem know wah good fi dem, dem gi dis sprinting ting a ress

Gal yuh shoulda hear di sweet soun a wi national antem
Di flag raising high, waving side to side by di fans dem
Di hole stadium a Berlin gi dem undivided attentian
As wi akletes dem get dem well ova due recagnitian

Mi noh know bout yuh but ticket mi a buy fi London
Mi a bruck mi neck fi celebrate all wi worl champion
But if yuh noh si mi anyey ina di place
Mek sure yuh ready when dem announce sey Jamaica win di race!!

About the author

Joelle "Wendy" Wright

Joelle "Wendy" Cohen Wright is an author of character-driven Jamaican sketch comedy. She developed her love for sketch comedy after enrolling in a speech drama club in a Kingston primary school, where she won countless awards for her theatre performances.

Joelle is fast becoming one of the Caribbean's well-loved comedy writers. With her irrepressible sense of humor and a flair for dramatics, Joelle's writing style has the right comedic timing that is sure to induce laughter through her storytelling abilities in Jamaican patois. Ever the natural comedienne, she adds a fiery jolt of pure comic bliss to her series of characters and hilarious interpretations of Jamaican every day life.

Her first collection of sketches, "A Soh Wi Do It!" was published in 2010 and made rave reviews from readers across the world. The author dedicated the following years to penning the hilarious come backs entitled, "A Soh It Goh!" and "A Soh Dem Gwaan." Joelle holds a post graduate degree from the University of Maryland, University College, MD.