Jamaica Music and Lyrics

 

REGGAE

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Red Red Wine Reggae

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Red Red Wine Reggae links

Red Red Wine UB40 Now That’s What I Call Reggae.mp3   Source: reggaetopsite.com

Toots Hibbert Jamaican Superstar & Willie Nelson
singing REGGAE in Jamaica

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SKA

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CALYPSO

Back To Back, Belly To Belly
by The Charmer with the Johnny McCleverty Calypso Boys

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Jamaica Farewell Lyrics

Down the way where the nights are gay
And the sun shines gaily 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 at the market you can hear
Ladies cry out while on their heads they bear
Ackee, rice, salt fish are nice
And the rum is fine any time of year

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

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Jamaica Farewell Lyrics

Jamaican rendition

Dung di way wey di nights dem deh gay
An di sun shines gaily pon di montain top
Mi tuk wan trip pon wan sailing ship
An wen mi reach Jamaica mi mek ah stop

But mi sad fi se, mi gwan pon mi way
Won’t be bak fi many ah day
Mi heart is dung, Mi hed ah tunning roun
mi had fi leff wan liddle gal inna Kingston town

Dung at the market yuh kan hear
Ladies cry out while pon dem heds dey bear
Ackee, rice, salt fish are nice
An the rum ah fine any time ah year

Sounds of laughter ebrywhere
An di dancing gals dem ah sway to an fro
Mi mus declare mi heart is dere
Doe mi been fram Maine to Mexico

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Yellow Bird Lyrics

Yellow bird, up high in banana tree.
Yellow bird, you sit all alone like me.
Did your lady friend leave the nest again?
That is very bad, Makes me feel so sad.
You can fly away, In the sky away
You more lucky than me.

I also have a handsome friend,
(he not with me today.)
They all the same, the handsome friends
Make ’em the nest. Then they fly away.

Yellow bird, up high in banana tree.
Yellow bird, you sit all alone like me.
Better fly away, In the sky away,
Picker coming soon, Pick from night to noon.
Black and yellow you, Like banana too
They may pick you some day.

Wish that I was a yellow bird,
I fly away with you.
But I am not a yellow bird
So I sit, nothing else to do

Yellow Bird!   Yellow Bird!

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Yellow Bird Lyrics

Jamaican rendition

Yella bud, up high inna banana tree.
Yella bud, yuh ah sit all alone like mi
Did yuh lady fren leave di nest agin?
Dat is very bad, Meks mi feel suh sad.
Yuh kan fly wey, Inna di sky away
Yuh moh luky dan mi
Mi also haf wan handsum fren,
im not wid mi today
Dey all di same, di handsome frens dem
Dem mek di nest. Den dey fly away.

Yella bud, up high inna banana tree.
Yella bud, yuh sit all alone like mi
Better fly wey, Inna di sky away,
Picker kuming soon, Pick fram night to noon.
Black and yellow yuh, Like banana too
Dey may pick yuh sum day.

Wish that mi was ah yella bud,
I fly away with you.
But mi nuh nuh wan Yella bud
Suh mi ah sit yah, nutten else fi do

Yella Bud!  Yella Bud!

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The Brothers Four-Yellow Bird & The John B Sailor-Jamaica Farewell

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Day-O Banana Boat Lyrics

Day-o, day-o
Daylight come and we want go home
Day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day-o
Daylight come and we want go home

Work all night on a drink of rum
(Daylight come and we want go home)
Stack banana ’til the morning come
(Daylight come and we want go home)

Come Mister Tally Man, tally me banana
(Daylight come and we want go home)
Come Mister Tally Man, tally me banana
(Daylight come and we want go home)

Lift 6 foot, 7 foot, 8 foot bunch
(Daylight come and we want go home)
6 foot, 7 foot, 8 foot bunch
(Daylight come and we want go home)

Day, is a day-o
(Daylight come and we want go home)
Day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day-o
(Daylight come and we want go home)

A beautiful bunch of ripe banana
(Daylight come and we want go home)
Hide the deadly black tarantula
(Daylight come and we want go home)

Lift 6 foot, 7 foot, 8 foot bunch
(Daylight come and we want go home)
6 foot, 7 foot, 8 foot bunch
(Daylight come and we want go home)

Day, is a day-o
(Daylight come and we want go home)
Day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day-o
(Daylight come and we want go home)

Come Mister Tally Man, tally me banana
(Daylight come and we want go home)
Come Mister Tally Man, tally me banana
(Daylight come and we want go home)

Day-o, day-o
(Daylight come and we want go home)
Day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day-o
(Daylight come and we want go home)
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Banana Boat Lyrics

Jamaican rendition

Day-OH, dayaaa-OH
Day Deh Lite an wi waan guh home
Day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a dayaaa-oh
Day Deh Lite an wi waan guh home

Wuk all nite pon a drink ah rum
Day Deh Lite an wi waan guh home
Stak banana ’til di mawning kum
Day Deh Lite an wi waan guh home

Kum Missa Tally Man, tally mi banana
Day Deh Lite an wi waan guh home
Kum Missa Tally Man, tally mi banana
Day Deh Lite an wi waan guh home

Liff 6 foot, 7 foot, 8 foot bunch
Day Deh Lite an wi waan guh home
6 foot, 7 foot, 8 foot bunch
Day Deh Lite an wi waan guh home

Day, is a day-oh
Day Deh Lite an wi waan guh home
Day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a dayaaa-oh
Day Deh Lite an wi waan guh home

A beautiful bunch ah ripe banana
Day Deh Lite an wi waan guh home
Hide the deadly black taranchla
Day Deh Lite an wi waan guh home

Liff 6 foot, 7 foot, 8 foot bunch
Day Deh Lite an wi waan guh home
6 foot, 7 foot, 8 foot bunch
Day Deh Lite an wi waan guh home

Day, is a day-oh
Day Deh Lite an wi waan guh home
Day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a dayaaa-oh
Day Deh Lite an wi waan guh home

Kum Missa Tally Man, tally mi banana
Day Deh Lite an wi waan guh home
Kum Missa Tally Man, tally mi banana
Day Deh Lite an wi waan guh home

Day-oh, dayaaa-oh
Day Deh Lite an wi waan guh home
Day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a dayaaa-oh
Day Deh Lite an wi waaaaan guh home!

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