Day-O

Day-O, otherwise known as The Banana Boat Song, is a traditional folk song from the Caribbean, and has been performed quite a few times by various singers, one of the more famous recorded versions being that of Harry Belafonte. Samuel E. Wright sings the song as Sebastian for the Sebastian from The Little Mermaid album, and Jodi Benson as Ariel provides supporting vocals. The following lyrics were provided by Rob.

(printable version)

Sebastian:
Day-o
Day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come shining on my home

Day
Me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come shining on my home

Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana

C'mon Ariel, you sing with me!
Come, Mister tally man

Sebastian & Ariel:
Tally me banana

Sebastian:
Hahahaha, that's it.
A beautiful bunch of ripe banana

Sebastian & Ariel:
Daylight come shining on my home

Sebastian:
Hide the deadly black tarantula

Ariel:
Oh, is that like a sea spider?

Sebastian:
Day
Me say day-ay-ay-o

Sebastian & Ariel:
Daylight come shining on my home

Sebastian:
Day
Me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day
Oh, come, Mister tally man, tally me banana

Ariel & Chorus:
Daylight come shining on my home

Sebastian:
Everybody sing along!
Come on, Mister tally man

Sebastian & Ariel:
Tally me banana

Sebastian, Ariel & Chorus:
Daylight come shining on my home

Sebastian:
Day-o
Day-ay-ay-o

Sebastian, Ariel & Chorus:
Daylight come shining on my home

Sebastian:
Day
Me say day-ay-ay-o

Sebastian, Ariel & Chorus:
Daylight come shining on my home

Sebastian:
Now, everybody who is listening to this song, join in! Next chorus.
Day
Me say day-ay-ay-o

Sebastian, Ariel & Chorus:
Daylight come shining on my home

Sebastian:
Six o'clock, seven o'clock, eight o'clock, get up

Ariel & Chorus:
Daylight come shining on my home

Sebastian:
A handsome fruit juice and ripe banana

Sebastian, Ariel & Chorus:
Daylight come shining on my home

Ariel:
Hmm, that sounds good.

Sebastian:
Pineapple, mango juice, plum and cassava

Ariel:
Cassava?

Chorus:
Daylight come shining on my home

Sebastian:
They're all good man, come on.
Day, me say day-ay-ay-o

Sebastian, Ariel & Chorus:
Daylight come shining on my home

Sebastian:
Day
Me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day-ay-ay-o

Ariel & Chorus:
Daylight come shining on my home

Sebastian:
That's it, keep it up, I'm going back to Jamaica.

Ariel & Chorus:
Daylight come shining on my home

Sebastian:
I was just joking.

Sebastian, Ariel & Chorus:
Daylight come shining on my home


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