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Song title: The harder they come

(Jimmy Cliff) by Jimmy Cliff

The harder they come

Well, they tell me of a pie up in the sky
Waiting for me when I die
But between the day you're born and when you die
You know, they never seem to hear even your cry

So as sure as the sun will shine
I'm gonna get my share now what is mine
And then the harder they come
The harder they fall
One and all
The harder they come
The harder they fall
One and all

And the oppressors are trying to track me down
They're trying to drive me underground
And they think that they have got the battle won
I say, forgive them Lord, they know not what they've done

And I keep on fighting for the things I want
Though I know that when you're dead you can't
But I'd rather be a free man in my grave
Than living as a puppet or a slave

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This song has never been published on any official release.

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 18/08/1978 The Spectrum, Philadelphia,PA ,USA during the Darkness Tour, during the soundcheck.
 - 15/03/2012 Moody Theater, Austin,TX ,USA

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Unique known live performance: 15/03/2012 Moody Theater, Austin,TX ,USA

Song 'history':

In the Darkness tour, the song was only practiced (18/08/1978 The Spectrum, Philadelphia,PA ,USA, during the soundcheck.) but never played in the regular set.

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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