Friday, December 21, 2007

Monumental Soundbyte - 93


Harry Belafonte - The Banana Boat Song (Day O)
Day Ooooooooooo, Day Ooooooooooooo, Daylight come back me wanna go home...
This is a traditional jamaican song but i first heard Harry's version and i have been in love ever since. Most people are also familiar with his version and Harry as a musician is usually associated with this song.
This song actually makes sense. Its about a bunch of dock workers loading and offloading bananas. The shift is over and they wanna go home.
Its a catchy calypso song and makes me smile everytime i hear it.....Enjoy

7 comments:

aworan said...

I remember hearing this piece for the first time on 'The Flip Wilson Show' back in Nigeria. Ahh, good times...

geisha said...

i loooooooooove this song.
brings back so many fond memories :P

SET said...

WISHING YOU HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

kuesooM said...

Uzo thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a very blessed New Year.

Thanks for all the help!

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Season's Greetings Uzo!

Afrobabe said...

Right now the song to me means....Come next year, I wanna go home to naija....see/feel the sun once more.

Compliments of the season

kuesooM said...

Hope you have a very blessed new year.