Friday, November 23, 2012

Dancehall Reggae Murder She Wrote (Song & Riddim Mix)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post showcases a sound file of the 1992 Dancehall Reggae song "Murder She Wrote" which was recorded in 1992 by the Jamaican vocalists Chaka Demus & Pliers. This post also showcases a sound file of a selection of songs with that riddim (rhythm).

The content of this post is presented for historical, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.


Example #1: Chaka Demus & Pliers - Murder She Wrote (w/ Lyrics,click more info)

ONEONECOCOA, Uploaded on Nov 5, 2008

The complete lyrics are included with this sound file at

Here's an excerpt of the lyrics for "Murder She Wrote":
I know this little girl, her name is Maxine
Her beauty is like a bunch of rose
If I ever tell you bout Maxine
You ought to say I don't know what I know (but)….
Murder she wrote
Murder she wrote
Murder she wrote (Na nana)
Murder she wrote…
Yuh pretty face an bad character
Dem the kinda livin cant Hold Chaka (Follow me!)
Yuh pretty face an bad character
Dem the kinda livin cant Hold Chaka

Seh girl yuh pretty,
yuh face is pretty
But yuh character dirty
Gal yuh just a have to flirty, flirty
Yuh run to Tom Dick an' also Harry
An when yuh find yuh mistake
Yuh talk 'bout yuh sorry, sorry, sorry...
Here's a link to a video of Chaka Demus & Pliers singing "Murder She Wrote" in a community setting & with some dramatized scenes:

I found that video to be a little bit too much for my sensibilities, though it's not really explicit.

Example #2: Murder She Wrote Riddim Mix

runitselectah, Uploaded on Dec 29, 2008
► Skullman - Je T'aime
► Nardo Ranks - Them A Bleach
► Mackie Ranks - We A Soldier
► Daddy Woody - Bangara
► Anthony Red Rose - Run Them Out
► Brent Dowe - Rivers Of Babylon
► Fragga Ranks - Thanks & Praises
► Pliers - Bam Bam
► Chaka Demus & Pliers - Murder She Wrote
► Sly, Robbie & The Taxi Gang - Version

A classic Sly & Robbie production, released on the Taxi label in 1992.


Editorial Comment:
The lyrics to the Dancehall Reggae song "Murder She Wrote" have nothing to do with the American television detective series with the same name.

Editor: I'm including this video that I happened upon because it presents information about Jamaican lifestyles that isn't easy for non-Jamaicans to learn about. And the beginning of this video includes the song "Murder She Wrote".

You Know You're Jamaican When... Celebrating JAMAICA's 50th

RONNiiGODlovesME, Published on Aug 6, 2012

THank You LORD for giving me the everything for this video
Big Ups to my sister for helping me on this one...

Thanks to the composers of these songs, as well as the vocalists, and musicians featured in these songs. Thanks also to the uploaders of the sound files and videos.

Finally, thank you for visiting pancocojams.

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