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Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. This page contains all the misheard lyrics for Jamaica Farewell that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

Harry Belafonte's, "Jamaica Farewell"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sacks of rice, all fish are nice
And the rum is fine any time of year.
Original Lyrics:
'Akey' rice, salt fish are nice
And the rum is fine any time of year.
Harry Belafonte's, "Jamaica Farewell"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tacky rice, old fish are nice
And the rum is fine any time of year.
or
Hacky rice, old fish are nice
And the rum is fine any time of year.
Original Lyrics:
'Akey' rice, salt fish are nice
And the rum is fine any time of year.
Harry Belafonte's, "Jamaica Farewell"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I reeked of make-up, I made her stop
Original Lyrics:
When I reached Jamaica, I made a stop

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