Day-o, day-o Daylight come and me wan' go home Day, 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 a rum Stack banana till the mornin' come Oh, come, Mister tally man, tally me banana Daylight come and me wan' go home Me say come, Mister tally man, tally me banana Daylight come and me wan' go home An' it's six hand, seven hand, eight hand bunch Daylight come and me wan' go home Six hand, seven hand, eight hand bunch Daylight come and me wan' go home Day, me say day-o 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, me say day, me say day (Daylight come and me wan' go home) Day, me say day-o Daylight come and me wan' go home A beautiful bunch, a ripe banana (Daylight come and) (Daylight come and me wan' go home) Highly deadly black tarantula (Daylight come and) (Daylight come and me wan' go home) Oh, come, Mister tally man, tally me banana Me say, come, Mister tally man, tally me banana An' it's six hand, seven hand, eight hand bunch Daylight come and me wan' go home Six hand, seven hand, eight hand bunch Daylight come and me wan' go home Day, me say day-o 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, me say day, me say day (Daylight come and me wan' go home) Day, me say day-o Daylight come and me wan' go home Daylight come and me wan' go home Daylight come and me wan' go home Daylight come and me wan' go home Daylight come, me wan' go Daylight come, me wan' go Daylight come, me wan' go Daylight come, me wan' go Daylight come, me wan' go Daylight come, me wan' go Daylight come, me wan' go Daylight come, me wan' go Day, me say day-o Daylight come and me wan' go home Day, me say day-o Daylight come and me wan' go home Day, me say day-o Daylight come and me wan' go home Day, me say day-o Daylight come and me wan' go home Daylight daylight, me wan' go Daylight daylight, me wan' go Daylight come, me wan' go Daylight come, me wan' go Daylight daylight, me wan' go Daylight daylight, me wan' go Daylight come, me wan' go home Daylight come, me wan' go home Day, me say day-o Daylight come and me wan' go home Day, me say day-o Daylight come and me wan' go home An' it's six hand, seven hand, eight hand bunch Daylight come and me wan' go home Six hand, seven hand, eight hand bunch Daylight come and me wan' go home Day, me say day-o Daylight come and me wan' go home Day, me say day-o Daylight come and me wan' go home Daylight come and me wan' go home Daylight come, me wan' go Daylight come, me wan' go Daylight come, me wan' go Daylight come, me wan' go Daylight come, me wan' go Daylight come, me wan' go Daylight come and me wan' go home



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

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    General Comment:Cargo 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 Comment:i really like it it is funny and inspiring to me
    Kaireenon June 16, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:one 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 Comment:This song was originally sung by jamaican dock workers.
    Vehicleon December 10, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:I 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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