The Banana Boat Song | Free Piano Sheet Music, Lyrics, Chords & Video

Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) is a traditional Jamaican folk song. The best known recording is by American singer Harry Belafonte in 1956. It is thought to be a tune sung by Jamaican banana workers.

Print Piano Sheet Music for ‘The Banana Boat Song’

Here’s an easy piano arrangement of Day-O (The Banana Boat Song). It’s perfect for students with at least one year of piano lessons. There’s a listen button on the website if you want to hear it first before you start practicing.

Banana Boat Song (Day-O) | Free Easy Piano Sheet Music

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The Banana Boat Song for Intermediate Piano (Digital Purchase from MusicNotes.com)

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Lyrics for ‘The Banana Boat Song’

Day-o, Day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day
Me say day, me say day-ay-ay-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

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

It’s 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-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day…
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

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

It’s 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-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day…
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

More lyrics from BusSongs.com

Guitar Chords for ‘The Banana Boat Song’

Banana Boat Song Chords and Lyrics


Video for ‘The Banana Boat Song’

Check out this video of the The Banana Boat Song with Harry Belafonte and the Muppet Show on YouTube.com.

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