Watch “Harry Belafonte – Banana Boat Song (Day-O)” on YouTube

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    Day-o, day-o
    Daylight come and me wan’ go home
    Day, me say day, me say day, me say day
    Me say day, me say day-o
    Daylight come and me wan’ go home

    Work all night on a drink of rum
    Daylight come and me wan’ go home
    Stack banana ’til de mornin’ come
    Daylight come and me wan’ go home

    Come, mister tally man, tally me banana
    Daylight come and me wan’ go home
    Come, mister tally man, tally me banana
    Daylight come and me wan’ go home

    Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
    Daylight come and me wan’ go home
    Six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
    Daylight come and me wan’ go home

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

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

    Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
    Daylight come and me wan’ go home
    Six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
    Daylight come and me wan’ go home

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

    Come, mister tally man, tally me banana
    Daylight come and me wan’ go home
    Come, mister tally man, tally me banana
    Daylight come and me wan’ go home

    Day-o, day-o
    Daylight come and me wan’ go home
    Day, me say day, me say day, me say day
    Me say day, me say day-o
    Daylight come and me wan’ go home

    Songwriters: Dave Tanner / William Attaway / Harry Belafonte / Lord Burgess

    Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) lyrics © Semi, Music Sales Corporation

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