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"Jamaica Farewell" is a famous calypso about the beauties of the West Indian Islands.

The lyrics for the song were written by Lord Burgess (Irving Burgie). Lord Burgess was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1926. His mother was from Barbados and his father was from Virginia. The song first appeared on Harry Belafonte's phenomenally successful album "Calypso".

Though many, including Belafonte himself, have said that the song was popular in the West Indies since long before Burgess… read more

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  • Avatar for silversurfer250
    I've been from Maine to Mexico...
  • Avatar for Tom_Pullings
    calypso classic
  • Avatar for NitaD1
    Ahh...so sweet and sad
  • Avatar for hbsaul
    top of my charte
  • Avatar for jamsquash
    Appleton !!!
  • Avatar for GarethSherry
    My dad had this on record and I adored it as a kid. This really takes me back. Such a beautiful voice!
  • Avatar for steamboat58
    Wow, been years since I heard this one, love it, thanks Ingetraud.
  • Avatar for boscopud
    sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet. :) Thanks Brian!
  • Avatar for mybestmusic
    Wonderful Song ! An all time favourite ! Love it !
  • Avatar for Chinilykos
    One of the all time classics..Simple nostalgia

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