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JAMAICA FAREWELL

 

[ A - D - E - A ]

[A] down the way where the

[D] nights are gay and the

[E] sun shines daily on the

[A] mountain top
 

I took a trip on a

sailing ship and when I

reached Jamaica I

made a stop
 

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


'akey' rice, salt

fish are nice and the

rum is fine any

time of year

 

[chorus]

sounds of laughter

everywhere and the

dancing girls sway

to and fro


I must declare that my

heart is there though I've

been from Maine to

Mexico
 

[chorus]

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