I?m pretty sure the song that you are looking for is ?Stimela (The
Coal Train)?, by Hugh Masekela. It appears on several albums, however
all versions of the recording do not include the spoken word portion
that you refer to. This spoken word portion is included on the
version that appears on his album ?Hope? which was originally released
in 1993. You can hear a clip of it at the following link (Track #12):
Gumboots: South African Rhythms of Resistance
"There?s a train that comes from Namibia and Mozambique, from
Swaziland and Lesotho," begins the Hugh Masekela classic "Stimela (The
Coal Train)," one of the South African trumpeter?s signature songs.
"It brings old and young African men to work on conscription in the
gold mines of Johannesburg, sixteen hours a day for almost no pay."
Song Search Results for:
STIMELA [COAL TRAIN](9)
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I recognized the song from your description. I made the following
search on Google:
masekela stimela lyrics
I searched Allmusic.com and Barnesandnoble.com for ?Stimela?