96 DEGREES IN THE SHADE

Said it was 96 degrees in the shade
Ten thousand soldiers on parade
Taking I and I to meet a big fat boy
Sent from overseas
The queen employ
Excellency before you I come
With my representation
You know where I’m coming from

You caught me on the loose

Fighting to be free
Now you show me a noose
On the cotton tree
Entertainment for you
Martyrdom for me