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William Onyeabor - Something You'll Never Forget (1977)

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Uploaded on Sep 20, 2009

I first heard this artist via his amazing song "Better Change Your Mind" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbV1a... on the excellent Nigeria 70 compilation, recently reissued: http://www.amazon.com/Nigeria-70-Vari...

Then I heard this particular song on an Analog Africa mix:
http://analogafrica.blogspot.com/2008...
and got a little obsessed with trying to track it down. Lots of furious internet searching finally led me to this mix:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/kon..., where I was able to download a clean MP3 copy. Since virtually none of this man's work is available on CD, and very little is available digitally, I just wanted to help share this mind-blowing song with the world. The break at 6:56 kills me every time...

LYRICS:
Ladies & gentlemen
Everybody listen
I wanna tell you something
Something you'll never forget
About this world.

CHORUS:
Something you'll never forget

Be you king, you may be a queen
Rich or poor
Illiterate or literate
No matter what you are
No matter where you may be.

One day you'll be lying dead

AT INTERVALS:

Something you'll never forget
One day you'll be lying dead

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