JAMAICA FAREWELL

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Now, 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 then I made a stop.

 

But Im 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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The sound of laughter is everywhere

And the dancing girls are swaying to and from.

I must declare that my heart is there

Although I've been from Maine way down 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.

 

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Bahm-da-bahm-bahm-bahm, bahm-bahm-bahm-bahm-bahm, bahm-bahm.

 

Down that market now you can hear.

Ladies cry out while above their heads they bear

The Akey rice and salt fish are nice,

And then the rum is fine most 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.

 

Bahm-bahm-bahm-bahm, bahm-bahm-bahm-bahm, bahm-da-bahm-bahm-bahm

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