Ambush in the Night – Rare Demo Version with Extended Lyrics

Bob Marley & The Wailers “Ambush in the night” Demo Version with alternate lyrics probably 1979 at Tuff Gong Studio..


(Ooh-wee, ooh-wee, ooh-wa!)
See them fighting for power (ooh-wee, ooh-wee, ooh-wa!),
But they know not the hour (ooh-wee, ooh-wee, ooh-wa!),;
So they bribing with their guns, spare-parts and money,
Trying to belittle our
Integrity now.
They say what we know
Is just what they teach us;
And we’re so ignorant
‘Cause every time they can reach us (shoobe, doo-wa)
Through political strategy (shoo-be, doo-wa);
They keep us hungry (shoobe, doo-wa),
And when you gonna get some food (shoobe, doo-wa),
Your brother got to be your enemy, we-e-ell!Ambush in the night,
All guns aiming at me;
Ambush in the night,
They opened fire on me now.
Ambush in the night,
Protected by His Majesty.
Ooh-wee, ooh-wee. Ooh-wa-ooh!
(Ooh-wee) Ooh-wee, ooh-wee (ooh-wa), Ooh-wa!
Ooh-wee, ooh-wee, ooh wa-ooh!
Ooh-wee, ooh-wee, ooh wa-ah!Well, what we know
Is not what they tell us;
We’re not ignorant, I mean it,
And they just cannot touch us;
Through the powers of the Most-I (shoobe, doo-wa),
We keep on surfacin’ (shoobe, doo-wa);
Thru the powers of the Most-I (shoobe, doo-wa),
We keep on survivin’.Yeah, this ambush in the night
Planned by society;
Ambush in the night;
They tryin’ to conquer me;
Ambush in the night
Anyt’ing money can bring;
Ambush in the night
Planned by society;
Ambush in the night –

Bob Marley – vocals, guitar
Carlton Barrett – drums
Aston “Family man” Barrett – bass
Marcia Griffiths (I Threes) – backup vocals
Rita Marley (I Threes) – backup vocals
Judy Mowatt is not here
Tyrone Downie – keyboards (organ, clavinet )
Earl Lindo – Keyboards (Rhodes, synth)
Alvin Patterson – percussion
Julian “junior” Marvin – lead guitar and voice

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1 Comment

  • Reply Siame Alex Mwenimpako 27 February 2017 at 12:41 PM

    Bob and his wisdom……you cant beat him. So refreshing

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