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Harry Belafonte Lyrics
"Jamaica Farewell"

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Down the way
Where the nights are gay
And the sun shines daily on a mountain top
I took a trip on a sailing ship
And when I reached Jamaica I made a stop

(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 had to leave a little girl in Kingston Town

Sounds of laughter everywhere
And a dancing girl swings to and fro
I must declare my heart is there
Though I've been maine to Mexico

(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 had to leave a little girl in Kingston Town

Down at the market you can hear
Ladies cry out while on their heads they bear
Ackie rice, salt fish are nice
And the rhum is fine any time a 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 had to leave a little girl in Kingston Town

Down the way
Where the nights are gay
And the sun shines daily on the mountain top
I took a trip on a sailing ship
And when I reached Jamaica I made a stop

(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 had to leave a little girl in Kingston Town

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 had to leave a little girl in Kingston Town.
This song is from the album "Collection", "Evening With Harry Belafonte &", "Flashback", "Pure Gold", "Encore Of Golden Hits", "The Very Best Of Harry Belafonte", "Nur Das Beste", "My Greatest Songs", "Legendary", "Island In The Sun: Die Grossen Entertaine", "Sing Your Song: The Music", "Art Of A Legend", "Calypso Mento Folk 1954/1957", "101: Shake Shake Senora", "Six Classic Albums", "Collections", "Best Of: Original Hits" and "Greatest Hits".