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The Banana Boat Song 

Words and Music by Harry Belafonte, Lord Burgess, and Bill Attaway

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

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day-ay-ay-o

 

 

 

 

Daylight come and he wan' go home

 

 

 

 

Day, he say

 

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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)

 

 

 

 

 

he say

 

 

 

 

(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)

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

A beautiful bunch a'ripe banana

 

 

 

(Daylight come and he wan' go home)

 

 

 

 

 

Hide three deadly black tarantula

 

 

 

 

 

(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-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

 

 

 

 

(Daylight come and he wan' go home)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day, he say day-ay-ay-o

 

 

 

(Daylight come and he wan' go home)