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Arranged and performed by Dereck Rose
The recording is used here with kind permission
Down the way where the nights are gay
and the sun shines brightly on the mountain top,
I took a trip on a sailing ship
and when I reach Jamaica I made a stop.
Well I'm sad to say I'm on my way
I won't be back for many a-
my heart is down my head is turning around
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town.
Sounds of laughter you can hear
as the dancing girls swinging to and fro,
I must declare that my heart is there
though we been from Maine down into Mexico.
Down at the market you can hear
ladies cry as on their heads they bear
Husky rice and saltfish are nice
and the rum is fine every time of year.
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“There ain't too much I can say about this song
except that the answer is blowing in the wind.”
Dereck Rose ‘Blowing in the Wind’ Cover
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