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Harry Belafonte - Banana Boat Lyrics

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  • Day-O (Banana Boat Song)
  • Artist: Harry Belafonte (peak Billboard position # 5 in 1957)
  • Words and Music by Harry Belafonte, Lord Burgess, and Bill Attaway
  • Based on a Jamaican folk song
  • Other versions in 1957- Tarriers (#4); Fontane Sisters (#13); Steve Lawrence
  • (#18); Sarah Vaughan (# 19); and Stan Freberg (#25)
  • 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 thee 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 thee 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, 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)
  • 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
  • (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)
  • Transcribed by Ronald E. Hontz
  • ronhontz@worldnet.att.net

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