Joseph Hill

Joseph Hill peeks out from behind some international herb in his yard. (1998)

It’s been 12 years now since Joseph Hill left us and he’s still greatly missed by fans all over the world. I remember visiting Joseph one day and he wanted to show me his ganja plants he was proudly growing in his front yard. I couldn’t resist getting a shot. It was always a pleasure stopping by his place to just hang out reason, the conversations were always interesting for sure. It’s not quite the same any more when I’m down there, I miss those visits, burning spliffs, eating fruits and listening to music, what memories. He was a true humble African who’s love shined brighter everyday. Guidance and protection mi good bredrin.

INTERNATIONAL HERB

I took a spliff this morning
Of the international herb
It make I feel so groovy man
The international herb
It gives me inspiration in music man
The international herb
So that’s why I can refuse it man
The international herb
My bredrin I love it and I love it man
The international herb
The span of my life is not a bucket man
The international herb

Hey! Jah! Rastafari, Selassie!
Jah! Rastafari, live it up
Jah! Rastafari, me tell you
Jah! Rastafari

Its good for meditation man
The international herb
And it was way from creation man
The international herb
Even the doctors knows about it too
The international herb
Scientists they know about it man
The international herb
Take a draw and don’t you doubt it man
The international herb
But if yu go up to Africa, you will see it man
The international herb
Run up by England and you’ll see it too
The international herb
Step by Bermuda and you will see it man
The international herb
Run clear, he, he, I tell you, waa
The international herb

Man I just can’t do without it man
The international herb
Come from Taiwan like a stick yeh
The international herb
Colombian stylee it wrapped in bag too
The international herb
School children they love it and they love it
The international herb
I saw where birds, and birds eat it man
The international herb
And I’ve got to utilize it man
The international herb
No one can tell I to brutalize it man
The international herb

 

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