Tour Of Jamaica
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics


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I had such a lovely stay
In Kingston Town in the month of May
From since we land and we pass immigration
Look at confusion, rum punch in meh hand

I drink one and beg for one more
But when ah catch mehself, I drink about four
Meh head start to spin, I ain′t know where ah going
But the Ladies Room is the first place I stumble in

From then we started to fête
Bacchanal I'll never forget
Girls so lovely, kissing me, calling me "Honey
Sing a song for we and let we spree"

We sing at Sheraton and Carib next day
Coffee′s Place and Montego Bay
Old Spanish Town, back to Myrtle Bank in Kingston
Big and small, we really had a ball

Flamingo crowd was very happy
Regal Palace and the University
I met Sir Alexander, sang for him in his chambers
And is Mandeville we had to go after

So we hope you've enjoyed our show
Children all, now it's time to go
Honest and true we don′t want to leave you
But until we meet again





′Til we meet again
Bye-bye!

Overall Meaning

The song "Tour of Jamaica" by Mighty Sparrow is a lively and upbeat narrative of his trip to Jamaica. From the moment he passed immigration and stumbled upon the Ladies Room, Sparrow describes his experiences in Kingston Town as one full of confusion and merriment. The repetition of the phrase "rum punch in meh hand" shows how integral the drink was to his experience, as he goes on to describe drinking four while his head starts to spin. The atmosphere of Bacchanal and the lovely girls who are calling him "honey" and asking him to sing for them further emphasize the festive ambiance of the trip. The song takes a bit of a turn when Sparrow meets Sir Alexander and is asked to sing for him in his chambers in Mandeville, but the overall tone of the song remains fun and light-hearted. The song concludes with a goodbye to the listeners and a hope to meet again someday.


Line by Line Meaning

I had such a lovely stay
I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Jamaica


In Kingston Town in the month of May
I specifically stayed in Kingston in the month of May


From since we land and we pass immigration
From the time we landed and got through immigration


Look at confusion, rum punch in meh hand
I was overwhelmed by the chaos while holding a drink


I drink one and beg for one more
I enjoyed the drink so much, that I wanted more


But when ah catch mehself, I drink about four
I lost track of how much I drank and ended up having more than intended


Meh head start to spin, I ain't know where ah going
I started feeling dizzy and disoriented


But the Ladies Room is the first place I stumble in
I accidentally stumbled into the women's restroom


From then we started to fête
Afterwards, I began to party


Bacchanal I'll never forget
I had a wild and unforgettable time


Girls so lovely, kissing me, calling me 'Honey'
Women were showing me affection


Sing a song for we and let we spree
They asked me to sing for them and join in the fun


We sing at Sheraton and Carib next day
We sang at the Sheraton and Carib the following day


Coffee's Place and Montego Bay
We visited Coffee's Place and Montego Bay


Old Spanish Town, back to Myrtle Bank in Kingston
We even visited Old Spanish Town and returned to Myrtle Bank in Kingston


Big and small, we really had a ball
We had a great time, regardless of size or social status


Flamingo crowd was very happy
The audience at Flamingo was really pleased


Regal Palace and the University
We also went to Regal Palace and the University


I met Sir Alexander, sang for him in his chambers
I had the privilege of meeting Sir Alexander and even sang for him in his chambers


And is Mandeville we had to go after
We later had to go to Mandeville


So we hope you've enjoyed our show
We really hope you enjoyed our performance


Children all, now it's time to go
We have to leave now, everyone


Honest and true we don't want to leave you
We genuinely don't want to leave


But until we meet again
We'll see you again soon


'Til we meet again
Until then


Bye-bye!
Goodbye!




Writer(s): Slinger Francisco

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