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.
The Banana Boat Song. Where Have All the Flowers Gone. The Banana Boat Song (оригинал Harry Belafonte). Песня про банановую лодку (перевод Алекс). День-о, день-о, Day de light and I wanna go home. День будет светлым, и я хочу домой. Me say, load the banana boat. Я говорю: загружайте банановую лодку. Day de light and I wanna go home. Hey, all of you work men.
This song was first recorded in 1952 by Edric Conner, a musician from Trinidad who sang it with his band The Carribeans as "Day De Light. The song re-emerged in 1956 when the folk singer Bob Gibson taught the song to the folk trio The Tarriers after hearing it on a trip to Jamaica. Belafonte said in an interview with the ArtsJournal blog Jazz Beyond Jazz: "The most important thing to me about 'The Banana Boat Song' is that before America heard it, Americans had no notion of the rich culture of the Caribbean. Very few of them did, anyway, which made no sense to me. It made no sense to me back then that people in America would not respond to the Caribbean culture I knew in joyous, positive ways.
Daylight come and he wanna go home. Work all night till the morning come. Daylight come and he wanna go home. Stack banana till the morning come. Come, mister tally man, tally me banana. It's six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch.
Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" by Harry Belafonte (covered by The Just Dance Kids in-game) is featured on Just Dance Kids 2014, Just Dance Unlimited, and Just Dance Now. The coach is a boy in a black skeleton costume with red outlined bones. He also wears a black coat and top hat. The routine takes place in a dark jungle in the midnight, with some purple and white skulls, a purple sky and a big purple moon.