Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Jamaica Farewell - Mustafa


This is Mustafa, our singer on the pier at Mallory Square. He sings and entertains all the tourists who are watching the sunset with his Calypso sounds. It makes you dream about island living for ever.


(You can also listen to this song on my player to the voice of Harry Belafonte - scroll down to find the player).


Harry Belafonte - Kingston Town Lyrics

Jamaica Farewell



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 reach 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 through.
I must declare my heart is there,
thou 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.

At the market you can hear,
ladies cry out while on their heads they bear,
acky rice, salt, fish are nice
and the rum is fine any time a 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.

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 reach 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.



Read more Harry Belafonte Lyrics here

13 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Sigh... beautiful picture. Wow, you capture the beauty of the area so well.
Harry Belafonte's Jamaica Farewell has ALWAYS been my favorite! I know all the words well!

Susanne in Key West said...

Hi Michele,

Yeah...I found in you another big fan of Harry Belafontes songs!! :-)

Thanks for your very nice comment.

Titania Starlight said...

What a lovely way to end the day. I agree with Michele, you capture nature so well. Not everyoen can do that. :o)

Susanne in Key West said...

Thank you very much, Titania

for these kind words to my photography!

Bob Johnson said...

Boy that song brings back memories, beautiful sunset again showing the actual Sun, love it.

Susanne in Key West said...

Thank you Bob,

I'm glad to've found another fan of H.B. 's Calypso music! Thanks for your nice comment!:-)

Anna said...

Susanne, very cool photo. I can just imagine him singing and the sunset. When I used to got to university and take subway (long time ago), I used to enjoy people playing music on the subway, it really woke you up, lol, and added positive energy too. Anna :)

Susanne in Key West said...

Hi Anna,

I enjoyed your description of your "early" mornings in the subway and about the obviously loud musicians there. I can see the picture what you draw with your words! Very nice!

Thanks for commenting! :-)

Jenty said...

zvoBeautiful. I love you sunset photos.

kml said...

You captured him perfectly!

Susanne in Key West said...

Thank you Jenty,
for this nice comment.


Many thanks goes also to Kathy! :-)

karoline said...

oh sue..you made me sick for jamaica...*sigh*

what a fab pic!

Susanne in Key West said...

Thank you Karoline!

Key West has enough Caribbean charm, you don't have to travel to Jamaica, o.k.? :-)

Thank you for your comment!

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