Don Williams

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Indeed, when a pop song turns into a taste of country melody, it sounds so soothing, and you would want to listen to it more. And it is more satisfying because it is rendered by the “Gentle Giant” Don Williams. “Jamaica Farewell” is one of Williams’ borrowed songs, but with his soft-baritone voice, it’s like he owns it. Trust me; once the song hits you, you would like to play it over and over again.

Undeniably, Don Williams is one of the most respected country artists in history. His choice of music and deliverance to every song can move people. He is one of the many artists who can make a song so mouth-watering. With this, listen to “Jamaica Farewell” for you to experience the tender and peaceful voice of the “Gentle Giant.” He, undeniably, gave justice to the song which is more appreciative of the country music scene.

The Song…

Lord Burgess is the person behind the words and lyrics of “Jamaica Farewell.” Additionally, it is a Jamaican style folk-song primarily recorded in the 1950’s. It has several of renditions, too. With this, it turned out a pop song. But again, with the patched voice of Don Williams, it penetrated the country music obsessives.

Furthermore, the song is about the beauty of the West Indian Islands. It describes the beautiful nature of Jamaica with a twist of an early-ended love affair.

This is one of the many songs of the “Gentle Giant,” Don Williams wherein it shows how vocally talented he is. Undoubtedly, whatever songs he sings, it turns out so mesmerizing.

The 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 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

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