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Kingston Town
Grenn 12033
 
    
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Kingston Town
 
Grenn 12033
 


ID: 3718
   Instrumental  

TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.squaredancemusic.com
Label information
Grid list of Grenn recordings
Copies10
Vic's Rating4 (good)
Bpm135
Duration3:30
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

Earl Johnston
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic, R-H lady progression

Join all your hands, circle left you know
Do a left allemande, weave the ring you go
Out and in, when you meet her box the gnat
The girls star left, the men stand pat
Girls it's home you go, do a dosado
Left allemande and promenade your own
Well my heart is down, my head is turning around
I left a little girl in Kingston Town


FIGURE    Basic, unknown progression

Dosado the corner and you run back home
See saw your own, the men star right
The girls sway to and fro
Turn partner left it's not too far
You turn your corner by the right and make a wrong way thar
Well you shoot that star, left and right box the gnat
Dosado right after that (same girl)
Promenade, take her home and swing
The pretty little girl from 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
Aki 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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