Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" is a traditional Jamaican folk song. The song has mento influences, but "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" was commonly classified as an example of the better known calypso music. It is a work song, from the point of view of dock workers working the night shift loading bananas onto ships. The lyrics describe how daylight has come, their shift is over, and they want their work to be counted up so that they can go home.
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Album: Calypso (1956). Their version was a combination of the traditional "Banana Boat Song" and a Jamaican folk song called "Hill and Gully Rider. Shirley Bassey used the same arrangement on her 1957 version and became the first to chart with the song in the UK, hitting This remains the most popular mainstream calypso song, and the song most identified with Belafonte. five years growing up. Six artists hit the US Top 40 with "The Banana Boat Song" in 1957: The Terriers version was the first to chart at ( in the UK), followed by Belafonte, The Fontane Sisters ( Steve Lawrence ( Sarah Vaughan ( and Stan Freberg, whose comedy version hit Belafonte performed this on TV for the first time when he was a guest star on Season 3 of The Muppet Show.
Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" is a traditional Jamaican folk song, the best-known version of which was sung by Harry Belafonte and is the most well-known calypso. It is a song from the point of view of dock workers working the night shift loading bananas onto ships. Daylight has come, the shift is over, and they want their work to be counted up so that they can go home (this is the meaning of the lyric "Come, Mr. Tally Man, tally me banana/ Daylight come and we wanna go home.
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Day-O (aka The Banana Boat Song) is a traditional Jamaican mento folk song. It was written by Lord Burgess, Bill Attaway and was first recorded and released by Harry Belafonte in 1955. It was adapted from Day Dah Light (Banana Loaders' Song) (Traditional). It was covered by Raffi, Big Daddy, Mina and Nina & Frederik. The Wiggles sing this in You Make Me Feel Like Dancing. Day, he say day-o Daylight come and he wanna go home Day, he say day-o Daylight come and he wanna go home Let's go bananas.