From the album SA Potpourri
MY NAME IS JANNIE
1. I heard a voice call out my name , it had me turn round in my grave
“ Jan Van Riebeek – you’re the one to cause all the country’s problems
You caused the crime situation and all the government corruption
The petrol price hikes , inflation and all the problems with ESKOM”
“ So voice out there I ask you please , how can I be to blame for this?”
My name is Jannie , why blame me
For all the country’s maladies?
I’m just a sailor who came to
The Cape in 1652
2. The voice it called out louder now , it caused my gravestone to shudder
“ Why did you start the food farming and make the nation go hungry
And mine the gold out so to give the nation its prosperity
Create the jobs and fill the purse , to make the unemployment worse”?
“ So voice out there I ask you please , how can I be to blame for this’?
“So voice out there I ask you please
Why can’t you let me rest in peace”?