You Can Get It If You Really Want - Desmond Dekker and the Aces

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Who was this set work written by?
Jimmy Cliff.
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When was the recording by Desmond Dekker and the Aces released?
1970.
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What is the style of this set work called?
Rocksteady (a subgenre of reggae).
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How can the lyrical content of this song be interpreted?
The lyrical content appears to contain a message about the fight for justice - a common subject for reggae songs. The lyrical content can also be applied to a variety of causes.
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Describe the voices in this set work.
Lead vocals (Dekker), joined in the chorus by female backing vocals, singing in rhythmic unison above the melody. The close harmony style here is influenced by 1950s American music.
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1970.

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