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Linton Kwesi Johnson: All The Way With LKJ

Deanne Pearson, The Face, July 1980

Whenever it rains/I think of you 
And I always remember that day in May 
When I saw you walking in the rain 
I know not what it was nor why 
For usually I'm quite shy. 
I asked you your name/You smiled and said Loraine 
I asked if I could share your umbrella 
You smiled and said 'what a cheeky lickle fellah'

— 'Loraine', from Bass Culture, by Linton Kwesi Johnson

Total word count of piece: 2625


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