Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) Albums Lyrics

Details

Author
Traditional, arranged Harry Belafonte, William Attaway, Lord Burgess
Original Band
Harry Belafonte

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
The Kershaw Sessions Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Strange Roots Authorized 1994

Lyrics

Day-o, day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Day-o, day-ay-ay-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 till de morning come
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Day-o, day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Day-o, day-ay-ay-o
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-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Day-o, day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home

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

Beautiful bunch of 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-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day,