Jamaica Farewell

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Down the way where the nights are gay,
And the sun shines brightly on the mountaintop,
I took a trip on a sailing ship,
And when I reached Jamaica I made a stop.
But I'm sad to say, I'm on my way,
Won't be back for many a day,
My heart is down, my head is turning around,
I miss all my friends in Kingston town.

Down at the market you can hear,
All the ladies cry out while on their heads they bear,
Akie rice, salt fish are nice,
And the sun is fine any time of the year.

[CHORUS
But I'm sad to say, I'm on my way,
Won't be back for many a day,
My heart is down, my head is turning around,
I miss all my friends in Kingston town. ].

Sounds of laughter everywhere,
And the children sway to and fro,
I must declare that my heart is there,
Though I've been from Maine to Mexico.

[CHORUS (twice)
But I'm sad to say, I'm on my way,
Won't be back for many a day,
My heart is down, my head is turning around,
I miss all my friends in Kingston town. ].

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By Irving Burgle (1955).

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GODFRED MENSAH, Ghana

2 September 2014 at 7:10am

I really love this song and sing it with my 2 kids Tracy and Rafael and they love too

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Phillip, Jamaica

13 February 2013 at 5:55pm

i am from jamaica and i love this song! i sing it all the time! all of my friends know it and sing it with me. sometimes we sing very potter musical songs at the same time and it sounds cool. you should try it some time!

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Calvin, Australia

25 October 2012 at 9:32am

thats a really cool song

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Susan, American Samoa

14 October 2011 at 2:03am

love the song my dad is jamaican and it is so catchy. my dad used to sing it when he was growin up in jamaica. He is 61 now :(

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Jenny, United Kingdom

11 June 2011 at 3:15pm

I love this song, i sing it at school, at guides and at scouts and with my friends

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