The song is on Belafonte's classic 1956 "Calypso" album and also on the first Carnegie Hall concert. It is credited to Lord Burgess and Bill Attaway. They were listed for several of the songs on "Calypso" including "Day-O (Banana Boat Song)" The Travellers Three recorded a version called "Hoi Mai Liza" on their "New Sounds" album. It's the same song except they translated the chorus into Hawaiian. A Home-made recording was done by the Dave Guard Trio ind the days before the formation of the Kingston Trio. That recording is included on the Bear Family box set "Kingston Trio: The Guard Years"