Jamaica Farewell Lyrics

Harry Belafonte


publisher: ©NEXT DECADE ENTERTAINMENT,INC.
writers: Lord Burgess
album: Track 3 in album Calypso
release date: 1956
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Reggae Latin Folk, World, & Country
styles: Afro-Cuban Jazz/Calypso
length: 3:04
producer: Edward O. Welker
double bass: Al Hall and Norman Keenan
drums: Kelly Martin
guitar: Millard Thomas, Frantz Casséus and Lord Burgess
lead vocals: Harry Belafonte
composer: Lord Burgess
lyricist: Lord Burgess

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Harry Belafonte Calypso cover art
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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

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 market you can hear
Ladies cry out while on their heads they bear
'Akey' rice, salt fish are nice
And the rum is fine any time of year

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 the dancing girls sway to and fro
I must declare my heart is there
Though I've been from Maine to Mexico

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

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


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Day-O
  • 2 I Do Adore Her
  • 3 Jamaica Farewell
  • 4 Will His Love Be Like His Rum?
  • 5 Dolly Dawn
  • 6 Star-O
  • 7 The Jack-Ass Song
  • 8 Hosanna
  • 9 Come Back Liza
  • 10 Brown Skin Girl
  • 11 Man Smart (Woman Smarter)