Bob Marley's mother Cedella Marley Booker before the party (one week after the interview) with Martina Markwart in Nine Miles, Jamaica.


"CAN YOU TELL ME THREE OF YOUR FAVOURITE BOB MARLEY SONGS?"

"I love 'Three Little Birds' and I love 'No woman No Cry' and then I,- (starting singing) I and I are the roots. Dread Kinky Dread. I and I are the roots. (again speaking) 'Some are leaves. Some are branches. But I n I are the roots!' I love that one! Yes. I love that! But there's so much... I love all of them! I love all of them!"
"IT'S DIFFICULT!"
"It's difficult! It's VERY difficult for you to choose!"
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..."but then I love - you know, that means so much to me: 'No Woman No Cry', yeah, and 'everything's going to be alright!', because it gives me assurance, you know and a kind of strength in my faith: Don't cry! Everything is going to be alright, you know."
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"IN THE SONG 'I SHOT THE SHERIFF' BOB USES THE EXPRESSION 'DEPUTY'. BUT 'DEPUTY' CAN MEAN 'POLITICIAN IN PARLIAMENT' AND THE HELPER OF THE SHERIFF IS ALSO CALLED 'DEPUTY'."

"Could be. Could be. I don't know which one of them. Because 'deputy' is like - you have the police then, who is called 'deputy'. But one time I asked him the question myself. I said:'You said you shot the sheriff, but you didn't shoot the deputy.' So you say 'I didn't shoot anybody'!" (both laughing loudly).
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"DID BOB SMOKE CIGARETTES?"

"No mon, Bob no smoke cigarette!"
"HE SMOKED GANJA, BUT..."
"Ya, Ganja, ya. No mon, that is CANCER STICK! Cigarette is cancer stick - we call it..."
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"DID BOB ALSO DRINK BEER, WINE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT?"

"No. I have never seen him drink. You might see him coming with a bottle of beer in him hand. But like,- when them drink two dozen him not finished the one yet! He is not a drinker."
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