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Banana Boat Song

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Harry Belafonte – Banana Boat Song (Day-O)

Day-o, day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and he wan’ go home
Day, he say day, he say day, he say day, he say day, he say day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and he wan’ go home

Work all night on a drink a’ rum
Daylight come and he wan’ go home
Stack banana till the morning come
Daylight come and he wan’ go home
Come, Mr. Tally mon, tally me banana
Daylight come and he wan’ go home
Come, Mr. Tally mon, tally me banana
Daylight come and he wan’ go home

It’s six foot, seven foot, eight foot, BUNCH !
Daylight come and he wan’ go home
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot, BUNCH !
Daylight come and he wan’ go home

Day, he say day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and he wan’ go home
Day, he say day, he say day, he say day, he say day, he say day
Daylight come and he wan’ go home

A beautiful bunch a’ ripe banana
Daylight come and he wan’ go home
Hide the deadly black tarantula
Daylight come and he wan’ go home

It’s six foot, seven foot, eight foot, BUNCH !
Daylight come and he wan’ go home
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot, BUNCH !
Daylight come and he wan’ go home

Day-o, he say day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and he wan’ go home
Day, he say day, he say day, he say day, he say day, he say day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and he wan’ go home

Come, Mr. Tally mon, tally me banana
Daylight come and he wan’ go home
Come, Mr. Tally mon, tally me banana
Daylight come and he wan’ go home

Day-o, day-ay-ay-o
Day, he say day, he say day, he say day, he say day, he say day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and he wan’ go home


P.S. Watch video here:
Banana Song
Banana Boat Song (Day-O) – Harry Belafonte (1957)
Karaoke Banana Boat Song (Day-O) – Harry Belafonte
The Wiggles Banana Boat Song Day-O

Written by Boathill

2008-12-18 at 12:00

Posted in folk song, Jamaican, Lyrics

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