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Album: Calypso (1956). Charted: 2 5. Get the Sheet Music License This Song. songfacts ®. Artistfacts ®. Lyrics. This is a traditional Jamaican song that was sung by dock workers who worked throughout the night loading bananas onto ships. It's daylight, and they look forward to the arrival of the Tallyman (who will take inventory) so they can go home. Alan Arkin, who went on to fame as an actor, was a member of The Tarriers. 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. It was not the first calypso hit in America, however.
Features Song Lyrics for Harry Belafonte's Banana Boat Song album. Harry Belafonte - Banana Boat Song Album Lyrics. 1. Day-O (Banana Boat Song) Lyrics. 2. The Jack-Ass Song Lyrics. 3. Pretty As a Rainbow Lyrics.
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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.
Banana Boat Song Lyrics. Day-o, day-o Daylight come and me wan' go home Day, me say day, me say day, me say day Me say day, me say day-o Daylight come and me wan' go home Work all night on a drink a rum Daylight come and me wan' go home Stack banana till the mornin' come Daylight come and me wan' go home
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|A||Banana Boat (Day-O)
Accompanied By – Tony Scott's Orchestra and Chorus*Guitar – Millard ThomasWritten-By – Belafonte*, Burgess*, Attaway*
|B||Mama Look A Boo Boo (Shut You Mouth - Go Away)
Accompanied By – Bob Corman's Orchestra And ChorusGuitar – Frantz Casseus, Millard Thomas, Victor MesserWritten-By – Lord Melody
- Manufactured By – TELDEC »Telefunken-Decca« Schallplatten GmbH
- Published By – Shari Music Publishing Corp.
- Published By – Clara Music Pub. Corp.
- Mastered At – TELDEC-Studio, Hamburg
- Mastered By – S*
NotesPubl. by: A. Shari Music / B. Clara Music.
Recording Dates: A=1955, first rel. -56. B=1957.
Not to be confused with the successor versions Harry Belafonte - Banana Boat / Mama Look A Boo Boo that show the RCA Schallplatten GmbH credit at the label perimeter and an additional Category.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: GEMA
- Matrix / Runout (Label side A): F 2 PW-8702
- Matrix / Runout (Label side B): H 2 PW-1273
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): (P) 1973 M F2PW-8702 S
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): (P) 1973 M H2PW-1273 B S
|DPE1-1032, 4532||Harry Belafonte||Mama Look A Boo-Boo / Day-O (7", Single)||Collectables, Collectables||DPE1-1032, 4532||US||1986|
|74-16 278, 26.11040||Harry Belafonte||Banana Boat Song (7", Single, RE, Bla)||RCA Victor, RCA||74-16 278, 26.11040||Germany||Unknown|
|26.11040, 74-16278||Harry Belafonte||Banana Boat Song (7", Single, RE)||RCA Victor, RCA Victor||26.11040, 74-16278||Germany||Unknown|
|74-16278, 26.11 040||Harry Belafonte||Banana Boat / Mama Look A Boo Boo (7", Single, RE)||RCA Victor, RCA Victor, RCA, RCA||74-16278, 26.11 040||Germany||Unknown|
|74-16 278||Harry Belafonte||Banana Boat Song (7", Single)||RCA Victor, RCA||74-16 278||Germany||Unknown|