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"Jamaican Farewell" and "Johnny B. Good"

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Down the way where the nights are gay and the sun shines daily on the mountain top
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I took a trip on a sailing ship and when I reached Jamaica, I made my top

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Now Iím sad to say, Iím on my way, wonít be back for many a day
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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
Ocki rice, salt fish are nice, and the rum tastes 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 Iíve been from Maine to Mexico               

Way down in Louisiana down in New Orleans back up in the woods among the evergreens
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Stood a log cabin made of earth and wood, lived a country boy name of Johnny B. Good
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He never learned to read or write so well, but he could play a guitar just like ringing a bell
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Go go,  go Johnny go, go go, go Johnny go go go, etc.                 Johnny be good

He would carry his guitar in a gunnysack, sit besides the trees by the railroad track
Engineer would see him sitting in the shade, strumming to the rhythm that the driver made
people passing by would stop and say, oh my, how that little country boy can play.

His momma told him someday he would be a man, he would be the leader of a big ol band
People passing by from miles around, would hear him play his music when the sun goes down
Maybe someday his name would be in lights, saying "Johnny B. Good Tonight"