Don Williams - Jamaica Farewell Lyrics




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.

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 spinning around
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town.

Sounds of laughter, everywhere
And the dancing girls swing 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
Won't be back for many a day
My heart is down, my head is spinning around
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town.

[Instrumental]

Down at the market, you can hear
Ladies cry out while on their heads they bear
'Akey' rice, salt fish are nice
And the rum is good any time of 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 spinning around
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town

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 spinning around
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town...





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Don Williams Jamaica Farewell Comments
  1. Ajero Jerry

    I'm here courtesy of Raila Odinga.. Just tonight!

  2. Richard Chitalu

    What a beatiful song from the Gentle Giant..really wanted to see you perform live but too bad you ve gone to settle with the Good Lord - continue resting in peace the late great! Don Willie..

  3. Francis Alan Wormald

    AT 82 a first for me...sooo smooth & listenable....lovely...

  4. Agboti Ikechukwu

    The Gentleman of country music. You are sorely missed. Rest in peace Don.

  5. sammy munene

    The gentle giant still roaring in 2020

  6. Mertel Powell

    Don. Williams music are the best kind stop listen to it lady from Jamaica America this lady love all of his music

  7. Mertel Powell

    20//20 cant stop listening to Donna Williams music oh my God they are the best lady from Jamaica America

  8. Selby Mkhize

    I have played this song over and over, the best rendition by far, the golden voice is timeless. May his soul rest in peace, Don gave us golden music

  9. Adam Duddy

    Yip Adam from edenburgh jan2020

  10. Henri Bernard Lubin

    thank you my friend mister williams !!!!!

  11. Gaya Lakmal

    Beautiful ...beautiful ....හරිම ලස්සනයි . කිසිදා නොමියෙන් ගීතයක් ....

  12. Mark Egbe

    I wonder those who dislike this song,am still listening on boxing day 26-2019,

  13. Budi Arman Permana

    I like this song....

  14. Sunni13

    A true gentleman. 💓

    Sunni13

    Niels B. Larsen I don’t recall if he visited Australia. 🇦🇺 I’ve always loved his music though. 💓.
    Happy New Year. 🎉 01.01.2020

    Niels B. Larsen

    @Sunni13 Also a belated Happy New Year to you. I lived in Mt. Isa, Qld. for 3 years 49 years ago - and I'm visiting Qld. in August and September this year. :-)

    Sunni13

    Niels B. Larsen, I love so many of Don Williams songs as he puts so much feeling into the words. My favourite (among many of his) is “ If You Needed Me” Enjoy your travels. 🙋‍♀️

    Niels B. Larsen

    @Sunni13 I sure will. I've often thought of going back for a spell, and now's the time. :-)

    I, too, am fond of "If You Needed Me". A duet with Emmylou Harris - another one of my favorites.

    Sunni13

    Niels B. Larsen..G’day again Niels, Qld is the best (of course) although, not been to Mt Isa. August & September are good months to travel here, as it’s not so hot. Lots of rain at the moment which helps to cool things down. And, yes, Emmylou has a beautiful voice. She & Don go very well together. Is the travelling on your bucket list? ;)

  15. Connie Ad

    Did not know that someone other than Belafonte recorded this song. My sisters in I used to dance and sing to Harry’s Carnegie Hall record a lot back in the 60’s. Don did a very good job.

  16. Reggie Yambao

    Beautiful and very immortal song of the 50 s

  17. Maria del pilar Edu mebuy

    Qué voz tan sexi wuau .

  18. Janie Tisa

    Farewell Don Williams , its sad to say that you are gone forever

  19. Bandy Anton

    Best version

  20. niaina orie

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWbk3kzsdJA&list=RDzWbk3kzsdJA&start_radio=1

  21. melly garmilia

    I am...2019

  22. Thủy Ksor

    Love you❤

  23. Yves Says

    Love Don Williams to death

  24. Mertel Powell

    This. Lady do 🇯🇲

  25. Roy Howard

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTjl4pUKrvo CLASSICAL GUITAR SOLO

  26. Temitayo Ilori

    Wonderful always ...

  27. Atuheire Layollah

    Who is still watching? 17th Oct, 2019💜 making 21 years 26th Oct👑

  28. Lourdes M Tejada

    October 2019

  29. Gasper Baltazar

    september 2019

  30. vanizorc

    I much prefer Don's version over the original.

  31. daud balele

    The song z sweet any time a year.

  32. Jos Horemans

    Mooi lied net zoals zijn andere songs

  33. Kinyua WA WARUNGU

    Wonderful all times music that keeps in upbeat even when am low

  34. Gunawan Wibisono

    Iklan pd bagian akhir mengganggu

  35. favour opuene

    MY LEGENDARY RIP MUSIC ICON

  36. Azubuike Anazodo

    Old Don, u simply the best. Ur songs revive my soul and bring emotional tears tonmy eyes

  37. Swami Anand Atit

    Thanks JT Zonunsanga for the lyrics.Appreciate it.

  38. Alden Burnell

    I like this version better...

  39. Tuba Ata

    Rabbids go home, trying to have some stuff to make the tower

  40. Joseph Mwangi

    I love don Williams songs

  41. niklaus pfaff

    Wunderschön !

  42. tlou mashiane

    I loved Don Williams music from my time at primary school to date

  43. Bruce Kelly

    2019 July still listening

  44. nancypao rosily

    Always love his song

  45. Caroline jongphu1975

    June 2019

  46. Tin Wynn Myint

    Very very nice song, thanks a lot!

  47. evans kairu

    Rest high on the moutains don..one of the greatest country music artist of your time

  48. Wachira Ireri

    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

    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 market you can hear
    Ladies cry out while on their heads they bear
    'Akey' rice, salt fish are nice
    And the rum is fine any time of 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

    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
    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 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

  49. Zénon MAGETE NDIZEYE

    Amanda. I've heard all inward
    Lord knows I've tried
    ............................ LOVE YOU DON. Rest in peace!

  50. John Kawage

    Always my best friend forever, like to listen to your great music...

  51. Araali Rashid

    fallen soldier.

  52. Kodjo Barnabé AGBLEGOE

    J'ai aimé toutes tes musiques y compris toi même naturellement DON WILLIAMS

  53. Rita Adriany

    Otw pulsu kapuk🧚‍♀️😱😭💁❤️❤️🌹🌹😱🧚‍♀️💕❤️🍇❤️🧚‍♀️

  54. MINI MENON

    It's sad indeed.Hope the sailor returns back soon..,putting an end to confusions and misunderstandings.A very memorable ...song.Heart touching lyrics...

  55. Thamina Sarowar

    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

  56. viraj soysa

    Yes, from srilanka!!!!!!!!

  57. PETER MUNIU

    Awesome song

  58. Prosen Rongpi

    My memories are not meant for end so my tears not meant for fear

  59. Sarah Katusiime

    This song brings me back when am down

  60. lofichillbeatz

    you ripped off from harry

  61. Stewart Snape

    Very nice, I’m surprised that don did this , I always thought he just did country, an old Harry Belafonte song

  62. Rosemildo Ferreira

    Beautiful wonderful brother.

  63. Rosemildo Ferreira

    Good Night friend, happy Night.

  64. Asif Ali

    No one here in 2019😭

  65. starlight-n

    anybody here in 2019?

    violah sero

    October 2019

    Atuheire Layollah

    Me 21 ,I love it.watching now

  66. Becky Andersons

    Oooh king Don I miss you so much.. Bt your music sleeps and wakes up wth me, mysrip

    Wachira Ireri

    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

    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 market you can hear
    Ladies cry out while on their heads they bear
    'Akey' rice, salt fish are nice
    And the rum is fine any time of 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

    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
    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 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

  67. Remmy Lema

    A nice song indeed!

  68. Thusitha Thanthirige

    Sinhala Language Version
    (Vijaya Gee Tharuwa 2019 Award Winner)
    https://youtu.be/7jXsM7a15pQ

  69. Befrey Styne

    Makes me miss my boyfriend so much he is Cyprus studying for 2 years. I really miss and love him so much

  70. Thusitha Thanthirige

    Jamaica farewell Sinhala Language Version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jXsM7a15pQ&list=PL5EpjhLmTA3gvEx144HvgkxkM7o9ODJf_

  71. Bárbara Lopes

    😍😍😍😍

  72. Jacqueline Ganem

    Iloveyou 😘♥️🌷💋

  73. Enzo

    this song was written by Harry Belafonte, not Don Williams

  74. maecy moore

    My music teacher taught me that song

  75. Suriya Yeasmin Jaman

    Beautiful melodious

  76. Thusitha Thanthirige

    Sinhala Language Version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wX3k1bJBQE

  77. Imti aier

    2019 who is still Listening

  78. Nadezda Popovic

    Don Williams-sing me back

  79. Zarsh Mars

    He is King Willaim with a very nice jam

  80. Jacqueline Ganem

    Menino lindooooo maravilhoso sucesso absoluto 😘💋⭐👍

  81. Libby Huntley

    I loved don willams his music is awesome my favorite country artist ever

  82. Montu Bhunia

    excellent marvelous

  83. david oketch

    Some one listen to this song and tell me wat cross your mind

  84. david oketch

    Some one listen to this song and tell me wat cross your mind

  85. anastasia taiti

    My dad introduced me to this gentle soul. Have loved his music. Now you are singing in heaven.

  86. ENGWEDU MARTIN

    I Dearly miss my ..............feel like shading tears , well done Don

  87. Daipou Pamei

    My Girl's favorite song.
    #love

  88. Eileen ONIY EILONLY Davey

    Shame i didnt listen to his music until now such a cool voice lovely to listen too hes fab

  89. Saburi Sanuth

    May Allah accept and keep your beautiful soul, Radiallahuan.

    Chrisfragger1

    Music is Haram in Islam. You are a SINNER for listening to this song.

  90. jesca the wolfie playz

    Thank you for this music