Jamaica Farewell

Arlo GuthrieBuy this song

Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Davy Guthrie (born July 10, 1947) is an American folk singer. Like his late father, Woody Guthrie, Arlo is known for singing songs of protest against social injustice. One of Guthrie's better-known works is "Alice's Restaurant Massacree", a satirical talking blues song about 18 minutes in leng… more »

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

[CHORUS:]
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 that my heart is there
Though I've been from Maine to Mexico

[CHORUS]
Down at the market you can hear
Ladies cry out while on their head they bear
Ackie rice and salt fish is nice
And the rum is good any time of year

[CHORUS]
[CHORUS]

Written by: IRVING BURGIE

Lyrics © RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the Jamaica Farewell Lyrics with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Jamaica Farewell Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 1 Oct. 2016. <http://www.lyrics.com/lyric/1007565>.

Missing lyrics by Arlo Guthrie?

Know any other songs by Arlo Guthrie? Don't keep it to yourself!