Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

Share
more print   

BANANA BOAT SONG

Hey Mr.Tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and I wanna go home"

Daylight come and me want go home.
Chop banana til the morning come.
Daylight come...

Day-o, day-o
Daylight come...
Day-o, day-o

A beautiful bunch of ripe banana,
Daylight come...
Hide the deadly black tarantula,
Daylight come...

DayTUNE FILE:
CLICK TO PLAY

Come mister tally man, tally me banana,
Daylight come...
Come mister...
Daylingt come...

I pack up all me things and I go to sea,
Daylight come...
Then all these banana see the last of me.
Daylight come...

DayTUNE FILE:
CLICK TO PLAY

Come mr. tallyman..."

note: this is, more or less, the version sung by Harry Bellafonte. There's
another one, song by the Tarriers; both were lifted from a Library of Congress
field recording (the Tarriers version combines two songs) RG

@calypso @BWI @food @work
filename[ DAYODAYO
SOF
OCT98

Popup Midi Player

Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum Child
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Share
moreprint   

All original material is copyright © 2022 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.