Jamaica Farewell by Harry Belafonte

Jamaica Farewell by Harry Belafonte

Since school days, I remembered a very hummable song. Did’nt know the name of the song or the singer back then, but remembered┬ásome lines of the song till today. Did a search online and finally found all the details of that song which has been rooted in my mind for such a long long time. Here goes …

About this Amazing Song:
Album: Calypso
Singer: Harry Belafonte
Writer: Irving Burgie (Lord Burgess)

LyricsVideo

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 are fine any time a 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 girl 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’ve had to leave a little girl in the 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