Banana boat song    (video)

 

    C - G

 

  C Em   F   C                                 G             C

Day-o,  day-o, day de light and I wanna go home !

  C Em   F   C                                 G             C

Day-o,  day-o, day de light and I wanna go home !

 

                   C                                     F          C

1. He say, loading the banana boat all night long,

C                                G             C

    day de light and I wanna go home.

             C                              F            C

    Hey, all of the work men sing this song,

C                                G             C

    day de light and I wanna go home.

 

  C Em   F   C                                 G             C

Day-o,  day-o, day de light and I wanna go home !

  C Em   F   C                                 G             C

Day-o,  day-o, day de light and I wanna go home !

 

      C                   F C     C          F C

+  Hilly and gully rider, hill and gully.

      C                   F C     C          F C

    Hilly and gully rider, hill and gully.

 

         C                            F           C

2. I sleep by sun and I work by moon,

C                                G             C

    day de light and I wanna go home.

                  C                                     F         C

    When I get some money gonna quit so soon,

C                                G             C

    day de light and I wanna go home.

 

  C Em   F   C                                 G             C

Day-o,  day-o, day de light and I wanna go home !

  C Em   F   C                                 G             C

Day-o,  day-o, day de light and I wanna go home !

 

+  F

 

(orig. moves up half a note to capo 1st here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

      C                   F C     C          F C

+  Hilly and gully rider, hill and gully.

      C                   F C     C          F C

    Hilly and gully rider, hill and gully.

 

    C                                              F        C

3. I pack up all my things and I'll go to sea,

C                                G             C

    day de light and I wanna go home.

                       C                          F        C

    Den de bananas will see the last of me,

C                                G             C

    day de light and I wanna go home.

 

  C Em   F   C                                 G             C

Day-o,  day-o, day de light and I wanna go home !

  C Em   F   C                                 G             C

Day-o,  day-o, day de light and I wanna go home !

 

+  repeat CHORUS ...

 

 

    (Shirley Bassey)