Harry Belafonte - Jamaica Farewell Lyrics

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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)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©NEXT DECADE ENTERTAINMENT,INC.
    writers: Lord Burgess
    album: Track 3 in album Calypso
    release date: 1956
    popularity : 140 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
    Album Information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin