Caetano Veloso Jamaica Farewell Lyrics

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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

Down at the market, you can hear
Ladies cry out while on their heads they bear
Akee 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 every where
And the dancing girls swaying 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's 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 look a trip on a sailing ship
And when I reached Jamaica, I made a stop

But I'm said to say, I'm on my way
Won't be back for many a day
My heart is down, my head's turning around
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town



Written by: Irving Burgie
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