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Harry Belafonte - Island In The Sun Lyrics

  • Island In the Sun
  • Artist: Harry Belafonte (peak Billboard position # 30 in 1957)
  • Words and Music by Harry Belafonte and Lord Burgess
  • Title song from the 1957 film starring James Mason, Joan Collins, Dorothy
  • Dandridge, Michael Rennie, and Belafonte.
  • This is my island in the sun
  • Where my people have toiled since time begun
  • I may sail on many a sea
  • Her shores will always be home to me
  • Oh, island in the sun
  • Willed to me by my father's hand
  • All my days I will sing in praise
  • Of your forest, waters, your shining sand
  • As morning breaks the heaven on high
  • I lift my heavy load to the sky
  • Sun comes down with a burning glow
  • Mingles my sweat with the earth below
  • I see woman on bended knee
  • Cutting cane for her family
  • I see man at the waterside
  • Casting nets at the surging tide
  • I pray the day will never come
  • When I can't awake to the sound of drum
  • Never let me miss carnival
  • With calypso songs philosophical
  • Transcribed by Ronald E. Hontz
  • ronhontz@worldnet.att.net

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