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are an American folk group founded in 1957 in Seattle, Washington.Bob Flick, John Paine, Mike Kirkland, and Dick Foley met at the University of Washington, where they were members of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity in 1956.

Mike Kirkland left the group in 1969, and was replaced by Mark Pearson, another University of Washington alumnus. In 1971, Pearson left and was replaced by Bob Haworth, who stayed until 1989 and was replaced by a returning Pearson. Dick Foley left the group in 1990 and was replaced by Terry Lauber. Despite all the changes and having spent 47 years in the business, the group is still active today (2004).


Jamaica Farewell

Words & Music by Lord Burgess
Recorded by Brothers Four

A                        D
Down the way, where the nights are gay,

         A           D           A  E7    A
And the sun shines daily on the mountain top,

A                   D
I took a trip on a sailing ship,

             A        D        A   E7  A A
And when I reached Jamaica, I made a stop.


E7       A              D
But I'm sad to say, I'm on my way,

  E7                A
Won't be back for many a day,

     A        A7              D       Dm(7)
My heart is down, my head is turning around,

           A            E7      A
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town.

Sounds of laughter everywhere,
And the dancing girls sway to and fro,
I must declare, my heart is there,
Though I've been from Maine to Mexico.

Repeat Refrain:

Down at the market, you can hear,
Ladies cry out while on their heads they bear,
Aki rice, swordfish are nice,
And the rum is fine any time of year.

Repeat Refrain:







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