Nina & Frederik - Jamaica farewell
Tekst: Irving Burgie alias Lord Burgess / Muziek: Volksliedje
(1958)






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
Me heart is down, me head is turning around
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town



Down by the market you can hear
Ladies cry out while on their heads they bear
Ackie rice, salt fish are nice
And the rum is fine any time of year



And I’m sad to say, I’m on my way
Won’t be back for many a day
Me heart is down, me head is turning around
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town



Sounds of laughter everywhere
And the dancing girls swaying to and fro
I must declare that my heart is there
Though I’ve been from Maine to Mexico



And I’m sad to say, I’m on my way
Won’t be back for many a day
Me heart is down, me 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
Me heart is down, me head is turning around
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town



Oh, leave a little girl in Kingston town
Leave a little girl in Kingston town
Leave a little girl in Kingston town
Leave a little girl in Kingston town
Leave a little girl in Kingston town
Leave a little girl
Leave a little girl









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