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I loved singing this song with Roland (although I don't sing in this recording). It's in 5/4 time. Note the toy piano in the beginning of the song (inspired by Al Kooper of the Blues Project). -- Jan Stepka

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JAMAICA
Dream of a land down where
the cold winds never blow
Dance to calypso
feel the rhythm
of the music in your soul

Ooh summers
on Jamaica's shore
wild winters
won't find me anymore
I'm on Jamaica's shore

Jamaican ladies
make your bones
melt with a kiss
Jamaican ladies
Rays of sunshine
and as lovers never miss

Ooh darling
caught me with your charms
Ooh darling
hold me in your arms
don't ever let me go
Dream of a land down where
the cold winds never blow
Dance to calypso
feel the rhythm
of the music in your soul

Ooh summers
(golden summers)
on Jamaica's shore
Wild winters (long cold winters)
won't find me anymore
I'm on Jamaica's shore

Copyright 1978

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from Distant Shores, released July 1, 1978

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