Vital Spot
Ready Me Ready
Pato Banton
Album: Visions Of The World

I'm gonna tell you 'bout
a thing wha' happen long time gone
while Pato Banton was down inna London
it's been a secret now for far too long
so right about now me want tell everyone.
Come!

Ready me ready
and a gone me go, gone.
Ready me ready
and a gone me go, go, gone.
Ready me ready
and a gone me go, gone.
Ready me ready
and a gone, me gone.

When I go to London I get accommodation
from my aunt Patsy who lives in Brixton.
Well she is young free and single and a trouble to a man.
If she ever gets married me sorry for the husband.
She would wear the pants and he would wear the apron.
She would make him wash the plates and scrub the dutchpan.
At the evening we were in the house playing Koon-Kan
a card game invented by a very wise man.
When me won six games straight my aunt shouted: "Oh damn!"
Then "ring! ring!" the telephone rang.
Me fling down the cards and to the phone I ran
I was expecting a call from a lovely woman.
Her name was Pat she lived up north in Islington
it was either love, lust or infatuation.
"Hello is Pato there?" Was her first question.
Cool as cucumber I replied: "You're speaking to the don."
"Can you come 'round tonight?" Was her second question.
I said: "Darling your wish is my command."
She gave me her address and said: "See ya later on."
I just hung up the phone and said: "Auntie me gone!"

Ready me ready
and a gone me go, gone.
Ready me ready
and a gone me go, go, gone.
Ready me ready
and a gone me go, go, gone.
Ready me ready
and a gone, me gone.

Out the front door heading in one direction
I was trodding towards Brixton tube station.
On the Victoria Line I'd reach my destination
'cause it's only ten stops from Brixton to Islington.
Brixton, Stockwell, Vauxall, Pimlico.
I was on my way to see a lovely woman.
Victoria, Green Park, Oxford Circus, Warren St.
Then the next stop was Houston. Come!
Two stops are left to reach my destination.
King Cross (St. Panoras), Highbury/Islington.
To reach Pat's house, it never take long
me ask a couple of people for the direction.
Me just run up the stairs and press the intercom
a voice said: "Who's that?"
Me say: "Pato Banton."
When she opened the door my heart went bang!
This was beauty beyond all imagination.
Inside I went without no hesitation
'cause to stay all night was my intention.
The tele' signed off about half past one
then me and Pat had a short conversation.
Then to the bedroom me get me invitation
so now me a go tell you what went on.
The gal take off she wig and put it pon a wall
you should have seen how she head top bald.
Me so shock and surprised that me never laugh
that's when she take out she teeth and put them in a glass.
Me could tell she was a suffer from eczema
'cause all over she rashy all over.
She just come up to me and she start whisper:
"Tonight Pato Banton you will be my lover."
Me just pick up me jacket and fling on me cap
out the front door man me start fi gallop.
Even when the gal a shout out: "Pato come back!"
Gone me gone and me just can't stop.

Ready me ready
and a gone me go, gone.
Ready me ready
and a gone me go, go, go, gone.
Ready me ready
and a gone me go, gone.
Ready me ready
and a gone, me gone.

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