Jamaica Farewell
by Erving Burgess

A song made popular by Harry Belafonte and a bittersweet close to both the show and the album.

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

sounds of laughter everywhere
and the dancing girls swaying to and fro
I must declare my heart is there
though I've been from Maine to Mexico

down at the market you can hear
ladies cry out, while on their heads they bear
ackie rice, saltfish is nice
and the rum is fine any time of year

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