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BBJ Lyr Add: Island in the Sun (Belafonte/Burgess) (9) Lyr Add: ISLAND IN THE SUN (Rudolph Commissiong) 25 Sep 98

I didn't find this one in the DT, so here is a transcription from a Bermuda Mastertone LP by Rudolph Commissiong and his Esso Steel Band featuring Hubert Smith, jnr.

Island in the Sun

This is my Island in the Sun
Where my people have toiled since time begun.
I may sail on many a sea
Her shores will always be home to me.

Oh Island in the Sun
Willed to me by my father's hand,
All my days I will sing in praise
Of your forest, water, your shining sand.

As morning breaks the heaven on high,
I lift my heavy load to the sky.
Sun comes down with a burning glow,
Mingles my sweat with the earth below.


I see woman on bended knee,
Cutting cane for her family.
I see man by the water side,
Casting nets at the surging tide.


I hope the day will never come,
When I can't awake to the sound of drums.
Never let me miss carnival,
And calypso songs which are tropical.


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