Jamaica Farewell by Harry Belafonte

“My dad used to sing this song. I'd totally forgotten about it.”

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My dad used to sing this song. I'd totally forgotten about it.

metroidbaby 17 Sep 2012

It was this video that introduced me to the song. <33

lisacollins 21 Oct 2012

One of the first records I remember. My Mom had it on 78 long before 'vinyl' was invented - more likely bakelite. Back in those days the 'little girl' was my sister, Lindsey. Later it was a 'go to sleep' song to my daughters, Tammy and Lynette. Memories!

linton 3 Oct 2014

What a legend. I could have chosen any number of songs by this great man. The Carnegie Hall concert is epic.   1

ginamoreland 8 Feb 2015

Looks like I'm off to Let's Loop then....

Rodimus_Prime 10 Aug 2015

My daughter learned this song in preschool and sings it around the house. But she sings, "...had to leave a little girl in King-stee town."

pbausch 14 Oct 2013