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Kingston Town by Lord Creator, covered by UB40

"Kingston Town" is usually believed to be the name of the song 
Jamaica Farewell by Lord Burgess and made famous by Harry Belafonte 
"Kingston Town" 
 
Single by UB40 
from the album Labour of Love II 
B-side "Lickwood" 
Released March 19, 1990 (1990-03-19) 
Format 7" vinyl single
12" vinyl single
3-inch CD single
5-inch CD single
Cassette single 
Genre Reggae 
Length 3:52 
Label Virgin 
Writer(s) Kentrick Patrick 
Producer UB40 
Certification Gold SNEP, 1990 
UB40 singles chronology 
"Homely Girl"
(1989) "Kingston Town"
(1990) "Wear You to the Ball"
(1990) 
 
"Kingston Town" is a 1970 song by Lord Creator. It was covered in 
1990 by reggae group UB40 and was the second single from their 1989 
album Labour of Love II, reaching #4 on the UK singles chart.

In June 2007, the copyright holders of the song, Sparta Florida Music
 Group, started legal action against Paris Hilton and Warner Chappell 
Music for plagiarism due to alleged similarities between "Kingston Town"
 and Hilton's song "Stars Are Blind". It has wrongly been stated that 
UB40 was the suing party, but that has been denied by the band on their website.[1]

Kingston Town by Lord Creator, covered by UB40

G Bm C D

    G              Bm           C                  D
The night seems to fade but the moonlight lingers  on
  
           C           D        G    D
There are  wonders for everyone whoa oh

     G              Bm                 C            D
The  stars shine so bright but they're fading after dawn

         C        D         G     D
There is magic in Kingston  Town

   Bm       Em       A               Bm
Oh Kingston Town the place I long to be


     Em                                         A
If I had the world I would give it away just to see the girls at

      D
      play

G         Bm          C             D
When I am king surely I will need a queen

      C          D          G      D
And a palace and everything yeah 

    G        Bm          C                  D
And now I am king and my queen will come at dawn

          C          D        G     D
She'll be waiting in Kingston Town


 G Bm C D  x 2 Keyboard solo

   Bm       Em       A               Bm
Oh Kingston Town the place I long to be

     Em                                         A
If I had the world I would give it away just to see the girls at

 D
 play


G         Bm          C             D
When I am king surely I will need a queen

      C          D          G      D
And a palace and everything yeah 

    G        Bm          C                  D
And now I am king and my queen will come at dawn

          C          D        G     Em
She'll be waiting in Kingston Town 
                
          C          D        G     Em
She'll be waiting in Kingston Town 
                
          C          D        G     Em
She'll be waiting in Kingston Town 

          C          D        G     Em
She'll be waiting in Kingston Town 

            
            
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flatwound 1,342 Jan 13, 2011 02:30 AM

Superb song, maybe put a capo on the first fret to play along with the track by UB40?

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