Who Sang Jamaica Farewell? Caetano Veloso

Caetano Veloso A Foreign Sound cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Alfred
writers: Irving Burgie
release date: 2004
genres: Jazz Pop
styles: Bossa Nova/Easy Listening/Vocal
length: 2:46
composer: Lord Burgess
lyricist: Lord Burgess
Down the way where the nights are gay
And the sun shines daily 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 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
Akee 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 every where
And the dancing girls swaying 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's 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 mountaintop
I look a trip on a sailing ship
And when I reached Jamaica, I made a stop

But I'm said to say, I'm on my way
Won't be back for many a day
My heart is down, my head's turning around
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town




Tracklist
  • 1 The Carioca
  • 2 So in Love
  • 3 Always
  • 4 Come as You Are
  • 5 Feelings
  • 6 Love for Sale
  • 7 The Man I Love
  • 8 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  • 9 Cry Me a River
  • 10 Jamaica Farewell
  • 11 Nature Boy
  • 12 (Nothing But) Flowers
  • 13 Manhattan
  • 14 Diana
  • 15 Summertime
  • 16 It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
  • 17 Love Me Tender
  • 18 Body and Soul
  • 19 If It's Magic
  • 20 Detached
  • 21 Something Good
  • 22 Blue Skies