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Harry Belafonte - Greatest Hits.

1. Coconut Woman
2. Day-O
3. Island in the sun
4. Jamaica Farewell
5. Mary's boy child

 

Coconut woman
Coconut woman is calling out And everyday you can hear her shout
Coconut woman is calling out And everyday you can hear her shout
Get your coconut water, four for five Man it's good for your daughter,
four for five Coco got a lotta iron, four for five Make you strong like a lion,
four for five

A lady tell me the other day No one can take her sweet man away
I ask her what was the mystery She say coconut water and rice curry
You can cook it in a pot, four for five You can serve it very hot, four for five
Coco got a lotta iron, four for five Make you strong like a lion, four for five

Coconut woman says you'll agree coconut make very nice candy
The thing that's best if you're feelin' glum Is coconut water with a little rum
It could make you very tipsy, four for five Make you feel like a gypsy, four for five
Coco got a lotta iron, four for five Make you strong like a lion, four for five
Coconut Coconut Coconut Coconut Coconut

 

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Day-O (Banana Boat Song)
Day-o, day-ay-ay-o Daylight come and he wan' go home
Day, he say day, he say day, he say day, he say day, he say day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and he wan' go home

Work all night on a drink a'rum (Daylight come and he wan' go home)
Stack banana till thee morning come (Daylight come and he wan' go home)
Come, Mr. Tally Mon, tally me banana (Daylight come and he wan' go home)
Come, Mr. Tally Mon, tally me banana (Daylight come and he wan' go home)
It's six foot, seven foot, eight foot, BUNCH! (Daylight come and he wan' go home)
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot, BUNCH! (Daylight come and he wan' go home)

Day, he say day-ay-ay-o (Daylight come and he wan' go home)
Day, he say day, he say day, he say day, he say day, he say day
(Daylight come and he wan' go home)

A beautiful bunch a'ripe banana (Daylight come and he wan' go home)
Hide thee deadly black tarantula (Daylight come and he wan' go home)
It's six foot, seven foot, eight foot, BUNCH! (Daylight come and he wan' go home)
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot, BUNCH! (Daylight come and he wan' go home)

Day, he say day-ay-ay-o (Daylight come and he wan' go home)
Day, he say day, he say day, he say day, he say day, he say day
(Daylight come and he wan' go home)

Come, Mr. Tally Mon, tally me banana (Daylight come and he wan' go home)
Come, Mr. Tally Mon, tally me banana (Daylight come and he wan' go home)
Day-o, day-ay-ay-o (Daylight come and he wan' go home)
Day, he say day, he say day, he say day, he say day, he say day-ay-ay-o
(Daylight come and he wan' go home)

 

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Island In the Sun
This is my island in the sun Where my people have toiled since time begun
I may sail on many a sea Her shores will always be home to me
Oh, island in the sun Willed to me by my father's hand
All my days I will sing in praise Of your forest, waters, your shining sand

As morning breaks the heaven on high I lift my heavy load to the sky
Sun comes down with a burning glow Mingles my sweat with the earth below

I see woman on bended knee Cutting cane for her family
I see man at the waterside Casting nets at the surging tide

I pray the day will never come
When I can't awake to the sound of drum
Never let me miss carnival
With calypso songs philosophical

 

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JAMAICA FAREWELL
Down the bay where the nights are gay And the sun shines daily on the mountain top
I took a trip on a sailing ship And when I reached Jamaica I made a stop
But I'm sad to say I'm on my way Won't be back for many a day
My heart is down, my head is turning around I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town

Down the market you can hear Ladies cry out while on their heads they bear
`Akey' rice, salt fish are nice And the rum is fine any time of year
Sounds of laughter everywhere And the dancing girls sway to and fro
I must declare my heart is there Though I've been from Maine to Mexico

 

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Mary's Boy Child
Long time ago in Bethlehem, So the Holy Bible say,
Mary's boy child, Jesus Christ, Was born on Christmas day,

Hark, now hear the angels sing, A newborn King today,
And man will live forevermore, Because of Christmas day.

Trumpets sound and angels sing, Listen to what they say,
That Man will live forevermore, Because of Christmas day.

While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
They saw a bright new shining star,
They heard a choir sing, The music seemed to come from afar,

Now, Joseph and his wife, Mary, Come to bethlehem that night,
They found no place to bear her child, Not a single room was in sight.

By and by, they find a little nook, In a stable all forlorn,
And in a manger cold and dark, Mary's litlle Boy was born!

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