Down the way where the nights are gay

"Kingston town"

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 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 'round
Had to leave a little girl
In Kingston town.

Down in the marke
You can hear
Ladies cry out as
On their heads the bear

'Ackee rice
And fish on ice
And the rum is good
Any time of year.

Kendrick Patrick