Banana Boat Song Hey Mr.Tally man, tally me banana Daylight come and I wanna go home" Daylight come and me want go home. Chop banana til the morning come. Daylight come... Day-o, day-o Daylight come... Day-o, day-o A beautiful bunch of ripe banana, Daylight come... Hide the deadly black tarantula, Daylight come... Day-o...etc. Come mister tally man, tally me banana, Daylight come... Come mister... Daylingt come... I pack up all me things and I go to sea, Daylight come... Then all these banana see the last of me. Daylight come... Day-o...etc. Come mr. tallyman..." note: this is, more or less, the version sung by Harry Bellafonte. There's another one, song by the Tarriers; both were lifted from a Library of Congress field recording (the Tarriers version combines two songs) RG SOF OCT98
Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!