Day-O (Banana Boat Song)

Harry Belafonte

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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

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Work all night on a drink of rum
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Daylight come and me wan' go home
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Stack banana till de morning come
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Daylight come and me wan' go home

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Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
F                    C7      F
Daylight come and me wan' go home
F                       C7
Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
F                    C7      F
Daylight come and me wan' go home

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Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
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Daylight come and me wan' go home
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Six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
F                    C7      F
Daylight come and me wan' go home

F
Day, me say day-o
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Daylight come and me wan' go home
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Day, me say day, me say day, me say day
F                    C7      F
Daylight come and me wan' go home

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

     F
Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
F                    C7      F
Daylight come and me wan' go home
F
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
F                    C7      F
Daylight come and me wan' go home

F
Day, me say day-o
F                    C7      F
Daylight come and me wan' go home
F
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day
F                    C7      F
Daylight come and me wan' go home

F                       C7
Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
F                    C7      F
Daylight come and me wan' go home
F                       C7
Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
F                    C7      F
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