Oh no, oh me
Shame and sorrow in the library
Venezuela, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay
Chile and El Salvador, Columbia and Ecuador
Panama, Guyana too Nicaragua and Peru
But Bolivia's the one we really rate
'Coz you can eat your dinner by the river plate
Muggers, spiders and parasites
Crawl about the streets
So late at night
Eat it up now, don't be slow
We go where those pygmies go
In and out of the tropical basin
Everything is quite amazing
There are English men and there are Spanish priests
Spiders, snakes and other beasts
In Ecuador, Paraguay, Surinam and Uruguay
South America is getting me down it's a man's life in South America (x2)
If the muggers don't get you then the spiders will (x2)
South America is getting me down it's a man's life in South America
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Four CD box set gathering A-sides, the would-be hits along with B-sides, tangential 12-inch tracks (the C-sides), and an excellent session for Los Angeles radio station KCRW from 1989.
Includes over a dozen indie chart hits including ‘Southern Mark Smith’, ‘Girl Go’, ‘The Human Jungle’, ‘16 Years’ plus a host of truly eclectic Butcher tunes from his early Glass recordings through his time at Creation.
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Part of My English Lesson Today
becaal[at]-remove-gmail.com - Brad Dayton
18Oct2010 10:00 AM (12 years 162 days ago)
This is among my fav JBC songs. I used it in my middle school English class today!
wait just a minute!
plasticsoul2001[at]-remove-hotmail.com - San Gabriel, CA
21Oct2005 2:33 AM (17 years 160 days ago)
I just special ordered a brand spankin' new Vinyl Japan copy of Gentlefolk from my local independent record shop and was dismayed to find that "South America" had fallen off the CD somewhere in transit. What gives?
With or without the burgled track it is still a damn fine record. I don't know how I've managed without it all these years since my cassette copy died.
Now my wife wants to know why I keep answering the phone by saying "Vhat You Vhant"
scott[at]-remove-directkicks.com - brampton canada
10May2003 5:37 AM (19 years 325 days ago)
Great pop tune with all the ells and whistles...despite it eing the Butchers first song! Perhaps my favorite Butcher song...ok top ten!