"The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)" as written by and Lord Burgess A/k/a Irving Burgie ...
Day-o, Day-o
Daylight come and we want go home
Day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day-o
Daylight come, and we want go

Work all night on a drink of rum
(Daylight come and we want go home)
Stack banana til the morning come
(Daylight come and we want go home)

Come Mister Tally Man, tally me banana
(Daylight come and we want go home)
Come Mister Tally Man, tally me banana
(Daylight come and we want go home)
6 foot, 7 foot, 8 foot bunch
(Daylight come and we want go home)
6 foot, 7 foot 8 foot bunch
(Daylight come and we want go home)

Day, is a day-o
(Daylight come and we want go home)
Day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day-o
(Daylight come and we want go home)

A beautiful bunch of ripe banana
(Daylight come and we want go home)
Hide the deadly black tarantula
(Daylight come and we want go home)

It's 6 foot, 7 foot, 8 foot bunch
(Daylight come and we want go home)
6 foot, 7 foot 8 foot bunch
(Daylight come and we want go home)
Day, is a day-o
(Daylight come and we want go home)
Day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day-o
(Daylight come and we want go home)

Come Mister Tally Man, Tally me banana
(Daylight come and we want go home)
Come Mister Tally Man, tally me banana
(Daylight come and we want go home)

Day-o, Day-o
Daylight come and we want go home
Day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day, is a day-o
(Daylight come and we want go home)


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"The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)" as written by Bob Carey Alan Arkin

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