Jamaica Farewell
Harry Belafonte Lyrics


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 at the market you can hear
Ladies cry out while on their heads they bear
Ackee, 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

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Written by: Irving Burgie

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Ana

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
Sounds of laughter everywhere
And the dancing girls swing 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 at the market you can hear
Ladies cry out while on their heads they bear
Ackee, rice, saltfish 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
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
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



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KrissMGvlogs

Still with us, aged 93. A national treasure. xx

Curatica C

One of the greatest entertainers, ever. Sad to say, I could only listen to his music in my country; haven't seen him singing before I came to the US.

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Jay Bell

@roughtake the same can said of jews too.

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Mo Ryan

In the mid50s, my big sister had a huge crush on this wonderful man. My mom surprised us by buying tickets to see his show at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. It was a big deal for me as a 10 year old. I was riveted all night. Remains a fond memory and he has remained a favorite as he鈥檚 lived a life of integrity and excellence. Thanks Mom!

Shaily Jain

When I was 6-10 years old... I was taught this in my school in India. Yesterday I found a book where I had written this song and I was surprised that I still knew most of the song 14 years later 鈾ワ笍鈾ワ笍鈾ワ笍

richard gornalle

I remember when this became a world wide hit back in the day. This incredibly good looking man is one beautiful singer. Totally love this!

Jon Bailey

His voice is so smooth.

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