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Jamaica Farewell
 
 Harry Belafonte
Rhythm 209
 
 
ID: 1025
   Instrumental  
 
   Vocal  
 

TypeSinging CallRhythm
WEB SITEWeb site for "Rhythm" www.rhythmrecords.biz
Label information
Grid list of Rhythm recordings
Quantity4
Vic's Rating5 (excellent)
Bpm135
Duration3:43
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

Pat Barbour
Pat Barbour
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Cue Sheet
 

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

Circle left
Down the way where the nights are gay
And the sun shines daily on the mountain tops

Left allemande, you dosado I sing
Left allemande and weave around the ring
But I'm sad to say, I'm on my way
Swing your girl, promenade I say
My heart is down, my head is turning around
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Heads square thru 4 hands I sing
Dosado the corner girl and then
Swing thru, the boys run right
Ferris wheel along, pass thru tonight
Star thru, square thru 3/4 round
Swing your corner, promenade on down
My heart is down, my head is turning around
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town


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My heart is down, my head is turning around
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town
Lyrics

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Jamaica Farewell
 
 

Down the way where the nights are gay
And the sun shines daily on the mountaintop
I took a trip on a sailing ship
But when I reached Jamaica I made her stop

But I'm sad to say
I'm on my way
I 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

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
Ackee rice, salt fish are nice
And the rum is fine anytime of year

But I'm sad to say
I'm on my way
I 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

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 sway 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
I 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

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 the way where the nights are gay
And the sun shines daily on the mountaintop
I took a trip on a sailing ship
But 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

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

Lyrics by Lord Irving Burgess.
Recorded by Harry Belafonte.
 
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Handle List
1503  Circle (Left|Right)  [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1699 Partner IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
429 Dosado [Basic]
1121 Swing Thru [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
891 (anyone) Run [Basic]
1472 Right DIRECTION
486 Ferris Wheel [Basic]
735 Pass Thru [Basic]
1077 Star Thru [Basic]
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1481 3 (number)
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1700 Corner IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]

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