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The Banana Boat Song

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Originally written by
Language
English
ISWC
T-070.880.737-7
Adapted from
Day Dah Light (Banana Loaders' Song) written by [Traditional]
Comments
Actually a fusion of two Jamaican folk songs that Erik Darling first heard Bob Gibson (who had traveled to Jamaica) perform in Washington Square: "Day Dah Light" & "Hill and Gully Rider". The lyrics go:

Hill and gully rider, hill and gully (4x)
Day-O, day-o, day-li-light and I wan' go home (2x).

1. Well, I'm loadin' de banana boat all night long - day-li-lght and I wan' go home. Hey!
All-a de workman sing this song - day-li-light and I wan' go home.

2. Now I sleep by sun an' I work by moon - day-li-light an' I wan' go home.
When I get some money gonna quit so soon - day-li-light and I wan' go home.

3. Well, I'll pack up all my t'ings an' I'll go to sea - day-li-light an' I wan' go home.
Den de bananas see de last of me - day-li-light an' I wan' go home.
Published by
EDWARD B MARKS MUSIC COMPANY
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