Jamaica Festival Song History: 1976 – Watch Freddie McKay with “Dance This Ya Festival”


Jamaica Festival Song winner for 1976 – Freddie McKay with “Dance This Ya Festival”

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Jamaica Festival Song History: 1977 – Watch Eric Donaldson with “Sweet Jamaica”


Jamaica Festival Song winner for 1977 – Eric Donaldson with “Sweet Jamaica”

Lyrics from: http://www.wowlyrics.com

Sweet Jamaica is now on the move.
Help me with my song and let the people dem come sing along.
Tek up yu cutlass, yu shovel and yu hoe.
Tek up yu boots dem, people let us go.
Call out the youth man, rallo let us show.
Sweet Jamaica we really want to grow.

If dem a dreadlock, run dem mek them come.
If dem a screwface, run dem mek them come.
If dem a baldhead, run dem mek them come.

Run dem, run dem, run dem mek them come.

Rain a fall but the dut be tough.
Pull up yu sleeve man nuh tell mi bout no hard luck.
Come on Fatty just leave Daddy,
Let the man come dig grung with me.
Today we sow, tomorrow we reap.
Then every ting will be sweet sweet sweet.
Corn and yam, banana too.
And our livestock won’t be few.

If dem a dreadlock, run dem mek dem come.
If dem a baldhead, run dem mek dem come.
If dem a screwface, run dem mek dem come.
Run dem, run dem, run dem mek dem come.

Run Miss Millie don’t act silly,
Go call yu son, the one name Willie.
We want to work a little faster.
We gonna dance all about little later.
Stripes and all, and high boots too.
Don’t worry Granny I’ve got one for you.
Grandpa Joseph steam run come,
Here is you high boots go on have some fun.
This ya hard time cant last long.
Dance be merry, the work is done.

If dem a dreadlock, run dem mek dem come.
If dem a baldhead, run dem mek dem come.
If dem a screwface, run dem mek dem come.
Run dem, run dem, run dem mek dem come.

If dem a dreadlock, run dem mek dem come.
If dem a baldhead, run dem mek dem come.
If dem a screwface, run dem mek dem come.
Run dem, run dem, run dem mek dem come.

If dem a dreadlock, run dem mek dem come.
If dem a baldhead, run dem mek dem come.
If dem a screwface, run dem mek dem come.
Run dem, run dem, run dem mek dem come.

Jamaica Festival Song History: 1978 – Watch Eric Donaldson with “Land of my Birth”


Jamaica Festival Song winner for 1978 – Eric Donaldson with “Land of my Birth”

Lyrics from: http://www.wowlyrics.com

Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Aah, Aah, Aah
This is the land of my birth; I say this is the land of my birth.
I say this is Jamaica, my Jamaica, the land of my birth.

I will never leave her shores, I will never run away.
I will always believe in the black, the green, the gold I say.
All nations greater for their trials, we must face the test of time,
And our people they are strong and we going to get along.
Though some people say we are poor, but the progress you make my friend is not always how rich you are.

I say this is the land of my birth; I say this is the land of my birth.
I say this is Jamaica, my Jamaica, the land of my birth.

Let us stop for a minute, count our blessings one by one.
We should never be disloyal, but stand up and keep strong.
My Jamaica is a beautiful island, she is the pearl of the Caribbean Seas and our people they are free, no oppression there to see.
With the prettiest women there be. And the hills, and the plains and the rivers and the valleys always beckon to me.

I say this is the land of my birth; I say this is the land of my birth.
I say this is Jamaica, my Jamaica, the land of my birth.
Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Aah, Aah, Aah

Miss Tourist, Mr. Tourist, leave your land and come.
Tarry here for a while, and have a bath in the warm warm sun.
We will share our land with you. Our people they are true, they will want to be with you.
They will love, they will help, they will give, if you wish my friend you can live.
You will be a happier one in the land of the rising sun.

I say this is the land of my birth; I say this is the land of my birth.
I say this is Jamaica, my Jamaica, the land of my birth.

I say this is the land of my birth; I say this is the land of my birth.
I say this is Jamaica, my Jamaica, the land of my birth..

Jamaica Festival Song History: 1980 – Watch Stanley & The Turbines with “Come Sing With Me”


Stanley & The Turbines

Jamaica Festival Song winner for 1980 – Stanley & The Turbines with “Come Sing With Me”

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Jamaica Festival Song History: 1979 – Watch The Astronauts with “Born Jamaican”


The Astronauts

Jamaica Festival Song winner for 1979 – The Astronauts with “Born Jamaican”

Lyrics from: not found

Jamaica Festival Song History: 1975 – Watch Roman Stewart with “Hooray Festival”


Jamaica Festival Song winner for 1975 – Roman Stewart with “Hooray Festival”

Lyrics from: not found

Jamaica Festival Song History: 1974 – Watch Tinga Stewart with “Play de Music”


Jamaica Festival Song winner for 1974 – Tinga Stewart with “Play de Music”

Lyrics from: not found