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Lyr Req: Come Back Liza^^

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BANANA BOAT SONG
BELAMENA
CHOUCOUNE
COME BACK, LIZA
EDEN WAS JUST LIKE THIS
JAMAICA FAREWELL
TURN AROUND
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Subject: Come Back Liza
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 09:57 AM

I looked through the DT for a song I heard Harry Belefonte sing, years ago. The song is "Come Back Liza" - does anyone know this song?

The song says, "Every time I'm away from Liza, water come to eye" etc.


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Subject: ADD: Come Back Liza^^
From: IanC
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 10:30 AM

It's here.

Come Back Liza

Every time I'm away from Liza
Water come to me eye
Every time I'm away from Liza
Water come to me eye

Come back Liza, come back girl
Wipe the tear from me eye
Come back Liza, come back girl
Wipe the tear from me eye

I remember when love was new
Water come to me eye
There was one but now there's two
Water come to me eye

Come back Liza, come back girl
Wipe the tear from me eye
Come back Liza, come back girl
Wipe the tear from me eye

When the evening starts to fall
Water come to me eye
I need to hear my Liza's call
Water come to me eye

Come back Liza, come back girl
Wipe the tear from me eye
Come back Liza, come back girl
Wipe the tear from me eye

Standing there in the market place
Water come to me eye
Soon I'll feel her warm embrace
Water come to me eye

Come back Liza, come back girl
Wipe the tear from me eye
Come back Liza, come back girl
Wipe the tear from me eye

In the shadow I stand awhile
Water come to me eye
Soon I'll see my Liza's smile
Water come to me eye

Come back Liza, come back girl
Wipe the tear from me eye
Come back Liza, come back girl
Wipe the tear from me eye

Every time I'm away from Liza
Water come to me eye
Every time I'm away from Liza
Water come to me eye ^^

Cheers!
Ian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Back Liza
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 08:27 PM

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Back Liza
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 08:29 PM

Source???????

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Back Liza
From: raredance
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 09:04 PM

The song is on Belafonte's classic 1956 "Calypso" album and also on the first Carnegie Hall concert. It is credited to Lord Burgess and Bill Attaway. They were listed for several of the songs on "Calypso" including "Day-O (Banana Boat Song)" The Travellers Three recorded a version called "Hoi Mai Liza" on their "New Sounds" album. It's the same song except they translated the chorus into Hawaiian. A Home-made recording was done by the Dave Guard Trio ind the days before the formation of the Kingston Trio. That recording is included on the Bear Family box set "Kingston Trio: The Guard Years"

rich r^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Back Liza
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 09:08 PM

The song was written by Irving Burgie and William Attaway, recorded by Harry Belafonte on 9 November 1955.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr. Add: Wata Come a Me Y'eye (Jamaica folk)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 08 Jun 11 - 04:12 PM

Lyr. Add: Wata Come a Me Y'eye
Folk song, Jamaica

1
Ev'ry time me memba Liza,
Wata come a me y'eye.
Wen me tink pon me nice gal Liza,
Wata come a me y'eye

Chorus:
Come back Liza, come back gal,
Wata come a me y'eye.
Come back Liza, come back gal,
Wata come a me y'eye.
2
Ev'ry time me kiss me Liza
Wata come a me y'eye
Ev'ry time I touch pon Liza
Wata come a me y'eye.
3
Ev'ry time me love me Liza
Wata come a me y'eye.
Ev'ry time I hold me Liza
Wata come a me y'eye.

With musical score and chords.
Tom Murray, edit. and arr., 1952, Folk Songs of Jamaica, Oxford University Press.

Used by permission, Jim Morse, coll., 1958, Folk Songs of the Caribbean, Bantam Books.

Sung by Edric Connor and the Caribbeans, 1952, Songs from Jamaica, track 6.

Revised and arranged by Irving Burgie and William Attaway, Come Back Liza, sung by Harry Belafonte 1955.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Back Liza^^
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 28 Jun 11 - 07:24 PM

Additional verses, WATA COME A ME Y'EYE
(Come Back Liza; Water Come a Me Eye)

I still waiting home for you
Water Come a Me Eye
Heart is sore but waitin' too
Water Come a Me Eye.

When there's love the time go fast
Water Come a Me Eye
Time go slow when love is past
Water Come a Me Eye.

Listen when you hear me call
Water Come a Me Eye
Please don't cause my heart to fall
Water Come to Me Eye.

William Attaway, edit. Lyle Kenyon Engel, 1957, Calypso Song Book, McGraw-Hill Book Company Inc.

William Attaway, Black writer and composer, was born in Mississippi. He lived in Barbados for eleven years.

Source of Ian C verses? Link broken.


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