HARRY BELAFONTE

 

 


DAY-O (Banana Boat Song)

Day-o, day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and he wan' go home
Day, he say day, he say day, he say day, he say day, he say day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and he wan' go home

Work all night on a drink a'rum
Daylight come and he wan' go home
Stack banana till thee morning come
Daylight come and he wan' go home

Come, Mr. Tally Mon, tally me banana
Daylight come and he wan' go home
Come, Mr. Tally Mon, tally me banana
Daylight come and he wan' go home

It's six foot, seven foot, eight foot, BUNCH!
Daylight come and he wan' go home
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot, BUNCH!
Daylight come and he wan' go home

Day, he say day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and he wan' go home
Day, he say day, he say day, he say day,

He say day, he say day
Daylight come and he wan' go home

A beautiful bunch a'ripe banana
Daylight come and he wan' go home
Hide thee deadly black tarantula
Daylight come and he wan' go home

It's six foot, seven foot, eight foot, BUNCH!
Daylight come and he wan' go home
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot, BUNCH!
Daylight come and he wan' go home

Day, he say day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and he wan' go home
Day, he say day, he say day, he say day,
Daylight come and he wan' go home

Come, Mr. Tally Mon, tally me banana
Daylight come and he wan' go home
Come, Mr. Tally Mon, tally me banana
Daylight come and he wan' go home

Day-o, day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and he wan' go home
Day, he say day, he say day, he say day, he say day, he say day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and he wan' go home

 

JUMP IN THE LINE

Shake, shake, shake, Senora, shake your body line
Shake, shake, shake, Senora, shake it all the time
Work, work, work, Senora, work your body line
Work, work, work, Senora, work it all the time

My girl's name is Senora
I tell you friends, I adore her
And when she dances, oh brother!
She's a hurricane in all kinds of weather

Jump in de line, rock your body in time OK, I believe you!
Jump in de line, rock your body in time OK, I believe you!
Jump in de line, rock your body in time OK, I believe you!
Jump in de line, rock your body in time Whoa!

Shake, shake, shake, Senora, shake your body line
Shake, shake, shake, Senora, shake it all the time
Work, work, work, Senora, work your body line
Work, work, work, Senora, work it all the time

You can talk about Cha Cha
Tango, Waltz, or de Rumba
Senora's dance has more title
You jump in the saddle
Hold on to de bridle!

Jump in de line, rock your body in time OK, I believe you!
Jump in de line, rock your body in time Rock your body, child!
Jump in de line, rock your body in time Somebody, help me!
Jump in de line, rock your body in time Whoa!

Shake, shake, shake, Senora, shake your body line
Shake, shake, shake, Senora, shake it all the time Whoa
Work, work, work, Senora, work your body line Yep
Work, work, work, Senora, work it all the time

Senora, she's a sensation
The reason for aviation
And fellas, you got to watch it
When she wind up, she bottom, she go like a rocket!

Jump in de line, rock your body in time OK, I believe you!
Jump in de line, rock your body in time Hoist those guns a leetle higher!
Jump in de line, rock your body in time Humpin' jiminy!
Jump in de line, rock your body in time Whoa oh oh oh!

Shake, shake, shake, Senora
Shake your body line
Work, work, work, Senora
Work it all the time
Dance, dance, dance, Senora
Dance it all the time
Work, work, work, Senora
Work it all the time

Senora dances Calypso
Left to right is de tempo
And when she gets the sensation
She go up in the air, come down in slow motion

Jump in de line, rock your body in time OK, I believe you!
Jump in de line, rock your body in time Somebody, help me!
Jump in de line, rock your body in time OK, I believe you!
Jump in de line, rock your body in time Whooooa!

Shake, shake, shake, Senora, shake your body line
Shake, shake, shake, Senora, shake it all the time
Work, work, work, Senora!!