Day-O (The Banana Boat Song, Harry Belafonte)

By [wiki]Harry Belafonte[/wiki], see [wiki]Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)[/wiki]

Verse :E E E E
E E B7 E:
Chorus :E E B7 B7
      (come Mr, Tallyman) E E B7 E:
Bridge :E E B7 A
      (Day-O) E E B7 E:

[chordsandlyrics]

Intro (rubato voice/guitar)

Day[E]-o, Day-a[B]y-ay-[E]o
[E]Daylight come and me [B]wan’ go home
[E]Day, me say [B]day, me say [A]day, me say day
Me say [E]day-ay-ay-o
[E]Daylight come and me [B]wan’ go [E]home


Verse

[E]Work all night on a drink a’ rum
[E]Daylight come and me [B]wan’ go [E]home
[E]Stack banana till the mornin’ come
[E]Daylight come and me [B]wan’ go [E]home


Chorus

[E]Come, Mister tally man, [B]tally me banana
[E]Daylight come and me [B]wan’ go [E]home
[E]Come, Mister tally man, [B]tally me banana
[E]Daylight come and me [B]wan’ go [E]home


Verse

[E]It’s six foot, seven foot, eight foot BUNCH!
[E]Daylight come and me [B]wan’ go [E]home
[E]It’s six foot, seven foot, eight foot BUNCH!
[E]Daylight come and me [B]wan’ go [E]home


Bridge

[E]Day, me say [B]day, me say [A]day, me say
[E]Daylight come and me [B]wan’ go [E]home
[E]Day, me say [B]day, me say [A]day, me say
[E]Daylight come and me [B]wan’ go [E]home


Verse

[E]A beautiful bunch a’ ripe banana
[E]Daylight come and me [B]wan’ go [E]home
[E]Highly deadly black tarantula
[E]Daylight come and me [B]wan’ go [E]home


[/chordsandlyrics]

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Andy Flinn

A songwriting multi-instrumentalist, performer, producer, engineer.

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