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Jamaica Farewell

Irving Burgie


3 June 1970
cd imgBOB DYLAN - 1970

 New Morning recording session 4, Columbia Studios, NYC - 3.june.1970, with glitches  

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
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 swing to and fro
I must declare that 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 is turning around 
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town

Down at the market you can hear
Ladies crying out while on their heads they bear
Ackee, rice, salt and' 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

Yes 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

Well sad to say that 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.
    

 Recording dates & record list

3 June 1970 BOB DYLAN - 1970