#SoCS May.06, 2023 – Songs Of Our Youth

Linda’s SoCS prompt…

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “a song from your childhood.” Think of a song from your childhood and just write. Have fun!

Oh, there are so many songs from my childhood, ranging from Western to Bhangra, Kenyan to Bollywood, that I could pick… Which one?, is the question!

I’m choosing Pass the Dutchie by Musical Youth.

When this song came out, it was around my seventh birthday.

The tune was infectious, and it was playing on the radio all the time, as well as on Top of the Pops!

I loved it.

Some unfamiliar words in the lyrics, that were English, but with Jamaican patois sprinkled within, meant we didn’t always know what we were singing, but we sang along, anyway!

I was so excited to find the lyrics printed in a copy of The Sun, (don’t judge! Pops always got it for the Sun Bingo numbers!) one morning, that I cut them out, and tried to memorise them!

It’s still a bit ambiguous an out what a dutchie actually referenced, though.

A ‘dutchie’ is a Jamaican cooking pot, but the original lyrics passed a ‘kutchie’ around, which is a pot that holds cannabis.😳

I guess it would have been immoral to have a band comprising of children singing about weed…

Still, I love that song. They even performed it live last summer at the Comonwealth Games in Birmingham!


18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Book Club Mom
    May 06, 2023 @ 21:08:00

    Great memory and such a catchy song, Ritu. I remember not being 100% sure what I was singing, but singing along anyway!

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  2. Darlene
    May 06, 2023 @ 15:36:36

    Acute and lively song!

    Liked by 1 person


  3. willowdot21
    May 06, 2023 @ 14:50:16

    I remember this song Sis and loved it , great memories 💜💜💜

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  4. bikerchick57
    May 06, 2023 @ 13:33:11

    I haven’t heard that song in a very long time, but it is infectious. I didn’t know what they were singing either other than “pass the dutchie on the left hand side.” We didn’t have the benefit of the internet and instant lyrics back then, so it’s no wonder that we didn’t always know what the artists were singing.

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  5. Dan Antion
    May 06, 2023 @ 13:08:01

    I could see getting caught up in that.

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Sadje
    May 06, 2023 @ 09:35:21

    A catchy song

    Liked by 1 person


  7. Words from a Lentil Institution
    May 06, 2023 @ 09:27:43

    You youngsters! G:)

    Liked by 1 person


  8. beth
    May 06, 2023 @ 09:07:59

    I remember this song well, and never understood the lyrics, so this makes some sense of it -)

    Liked by 1 person


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