吉他伴奏曲:Jamaica Farewell《再見,牙買加》

這首 Jamaica Farewell《再見,牙買加》由美國黑人歌手 Harry Belafonte 演唱,曲調改編自牙買加民謠。旋律輕鬆柔和,雖帶點愁緒,卻別有一番韻味。

歌詞講述一位年輕人漂洋過海前往牙買加,那裡陽光普照、氣候宜人,處處可聽到歡笑聲以及品嘗香醇的朗姆酒。他看見女孩輕盈漫舞,又著迷於四周美景,故而流連忘返。可惜,這位年輕人還得繼續旅程,不得不收拾心情放下一切,但他還是不停掛念深愛的一位小姑娘。

一首歌代表一段往事,一條路決定一種命。這樣略為悲傷的故事恐怕常在世界各個角落發生,或許就是因為生命有遺憾,回想起來才令人感到淒美,進而永留於心中。

Jamaica Farewell
《再見,牙買加》
Harry Belafonte

Down the way where the nights are gay,
and the sun shines daily on the mountain top,
I took a trip on a sailing ship,
and when I reach Jamaica I made a stop.
前往那些夜夜笙歌之處,
看見陽光日日照耀山巔,
我搭乘帆船,踏上旅程。
抵達牙買加時,我稍作停留。

** (Chorus)
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 around,
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston Town.

Sad to say,
I’m on my way,
won’t be back for many a day.
My heart is down,
my head is turning around,
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston Town.

** (副歌)
然而,我滿懷憂傷,
因我要啟程遠航。
許久許久都不會回到此處。
我心情低落,
我回頭遠望,
我必須離開住在金斯頓鎮的一位小姑娘。

我滿懷憂傷,
因我要啟程遠航。
許久許久都不會回到此處。
我心情低落,
我回頭遠望,
我必須離開住在金斯頓鎮的一位小姑娘。

Down at the market you can hear
ladies cry out while on their heads they bear
Akee rice, salt fish are nice
And the rum is fine any time of year.
你在市場可以聽到
頭頂物品的女人大聲喲喝。
她們頂著 Akee 搭配的米飯,鹹魚看似可口。
還有一年四季都好喝的朗姆酒。

** (副歌)

Sounds of laughter everywhere,
and the dancing girls sway to and fro.
I must declare my heart is there,
thou I’ve been from Maine to Mexico.
處處皆可聽到歡笑聲,
跳舞的女孩搖來晃去。
不可否認,我的心還遺留在那裏,
即便我已經從緬因航行到墨西哥。

** (副歌)

Down the way, where the nights are gay,
and the sun shines daily on the mountain top,
I took a trip on a sailing ship,
and when I reach Jamaica I made a stop.
前往那些夜夜笙歌之處,
看見陽光日日照耀山巔,
我搭乘帆船,踏上旅程。
抵達牙買加時,我稍作停留。

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 around,
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston Town.
然而,我滿懷憂傷,
因我要啟程遠航。
許久許久都不會回到此處。
我心情低落,
我回頭遠望,
我必須離開住在金斯頓鎮的一位小姑娘。

Sad to say,
I’m on my way,
won’t be back for many a day.
My heart is down,
my head is turning around,
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston Town.
我滿懷憂傷,
因我要啟程遠航。
許久許久都不會回到此處。
我心情低落,
我回頭遠望,
我必須離開住在金斯頓鎮的一位小姑娘。

*Akie (or akee) rice is a Jamaican dish made from rice plus the fruit of a special tree called akee that grows in the Caribbean.

© 《夜夜聲哥》- 殘夢、幻夢、迷夢

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