#SLS ~ 12/13/20

Jim gives us Apple/Banana/Cherry/Olive/Orange/Strawberry as prompts. After a slow start, I came up with more songs than anticipated having a very hard time choosing. Decisions, decisions.

Finally I picked “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” sung by by Harry Belafonte. Writer(s): Attaway William A, Burgie Irving. There may be duplicates as this song is well known but I am going for it anyways. Plus I could not resist adding the Beetlejuice clip at the end. A movie that I did not understand at first and sort of even disliked before becoming a cult classic from which I can quote many lines. The mixing of music and film, oh the joy!!

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 of rum
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Stack banana till de morning come
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

Day, me say 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
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

A beautiful bunch o’ ripe banana
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Hide the deadly black tarantula
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

Day, me say 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
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

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

21 thoughts on “#SLS ~ 12/13/20

  1. Oh my! I just realized I have been botching the lyrics of the Banana Boat Song all these years!
    You just made me sing aloud and I believe I danced a little bit ❀

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