– Jamaica Farewell –
words Irving Burgie aka Lord Burgess, 1956

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

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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

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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 fine any time of year

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Sounds of laughter everywhere
And the dancing girls swaying to and fro
I must declare my heart is there
Though I've been from Maine to Mexico

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– Island In The Sun –
w&m Harry Belafonte and Lord Burgess, 1957

This is my island in the sun
Where my people have toiled since time begun
I may sail on many a sea
Her shores will always be home to me

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Oh, island in the sun
Willed to me by my father's hand
All my days I will sing in praise
Of your forest, waters, your shining sand

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As morning breaks the heaven on high
I lift my heavy load to the sky
Sun comes down with a burning glow
Mingles my sweat with the earth below

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I see woman on bended knee
Cutting cane for her family
I see man at the waterside
Casting nets at the surging tide

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I pray the day will never come
When I can't awake to the sound of drum
Never let me miss carnival
With calypso songs philosophical

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– Sway –
Originally "¿Quién será?" by Pablo Beltrán Ruiz, 1953, English lyrics by Norman Gimbel, rec by Dean Martin 1954, Michael Bublé 2004, etc

When marimba rhythms start to play
Dance with me, make me sway
Like a lazy ocean hugs the shore
Hold me close, sway me more

Like a flower bending in the breeze
Bend with me, sway with ease
When we dance you have a way with me
Stay with me, sway with me

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Other dancers may be on the floor
Dear, but my eyes will see only you
Only you have the magic technique
When we sway I go weak

I can hear the sound of violins
Long before it begins
Make me thrill as only you know how
Sway me smooth, sway me now

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Sway me now, you know how
Sway me smooth, sway me now