Songbook/Banana Boat Song

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Jamaican folk song – Alternative title: Day-O, arranged by Mjchael 

The Banana Boat Song is a Calypso, which best-known version was sung by Harry Belafonte.

Guitar Ukulele (gcea)
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C G7
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Banana Boat Song (Day-O)[edit]

Chorus
C Day-O! G7 Day- C O!
Daylight come, and I G7 wanna go C home
C Day-O! G7 Day- C O!
Daylight come, and I G7 wanna go C home
1st Verse
C Come, Mr. Tallyman, G7 tally me banana
Daylight come, and I G7 wanna go C home
C Come, Mr. Tallyman, G7 tally me banana
Daylight come, and I G7 wanna go C home
2nd Verse
Heave C six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come, and I G7 wanna go C home
Heave C six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come, and I G7 wanna go C home
3rd Verse
A C clerk man a check but him check with caution
Daylight come, and I G7 wanna go C home
A C clerk man a check but him check with caution
Daylight come, and I G7 wanna go C home

Accompaniment-proposal[edit]

please help to find better terms for the German translations

the Western Patter
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simple Calypso-patter
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Tab start.svgTact eadgbe.svgTact0 u.svgTactx.svgTact ebgdae.svgTab break.svgTact eadgbe.svgTact0 u.svgTactx.svgTact ebgdae.svgTab end.svg

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