"Bananna Boat Song" as written by and William Attaway Lord Burgess....
Day-oh Day-oh Daylight come an' I wanna go home
Day-oh Day-oh Daylight come an' I wanna go home

Six han' seven han' eight han' bunc
Daylight come an' I wanna go home
Six han' seven han' eight han' bunch
Daylight come an' I wanna go home

Come mister tally man tally me banana
Daylight come an' I wanna go home
Come mister tally man tally me banana
Daylight come an' I wanna go home

Day-oh Day-oh Daylight come an' I wanna go home
Day-oh Day-oh Daylight come an' I wanna go home


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"Banana Boat Songs" as written by William Attaway Lord Burgess

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    General CommentCargo ships traveled to the British Isles to purchase bananas. Wealthy Brits paid to travel on these ships to see the islands (comparable to cruise ships of today). At nighttime the ships docked to allow the island women to bring their bananas to sell. When the daylight came they would collect their pay from the tally man and return to their families. This story was told to us by a ninety year old lady who traveled on one of these ships. Out of the entire trip she was most amazed by the women, because they carried such enormous bunches of bananas on their heads. She was moved by the physical and spiritual strength of the women as they seemingly worked joyfully throughout the night. This song is amazing and so is this woman.
    Dr. Awkwardon December 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti really like it it is funny and inspiring to me
    Kaireenon June 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentone bomb, two bomb, three bomb, four!
    daylight come and me want to go home...
    come on mr. taliban, turn over bin laden
    day light come and me want to go home
    ...missle knockin at your door
    day light come and me wanna go home
    urmomdiditycantuon March 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song was originally sung by jamaican dock workers.
    Vehicleon December 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE DIS SONG!!!!! IT'S IN THE TIM BURTON MOVIE BEETLE JUICE!!!!!!!!!!!
    JDLuvaSQEEon May 23, 2009   Link
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    jld_slickon June 25, 2004   Link

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