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Thread #61495 Message #3159847
Posted By: GUEST,Eric Armstrong
24-May-11 - 02:13 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Jamaica Farewell: History?
Subject: RE: Origins: Jamaica Farewell: History?
What an interesting thread, Mr.Burgie's body of work includes some of the best songs ever written, whether they are labelled pop, folk or anything else.
Songs like Jamaica Farewell must involve "megabucks" in royalties, it makes one wonder if Burgie got just rewards for his efforts, if so he must be a very wealthy man.
In addition anyone who has ever sung for a living in pubs, bars etc. has surely whispered a silent prayer of thanks for songs such as Jamaica Farewell, Yellow Bird.