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Harry Belafonte

Harold George "Harry" Belafonte, Jr. (born March 1, 1927) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist. He was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. Belafonte is perhaps best known for singing "The Banana Boat Song", with its signature lyric "Day-O". Throughout his career he has been an advocate for civil rights and humanitarian causes and was a vocal critic of the policies of the George W. Bush Administration. more »


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1956
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Star-o, star-o, star a come and I carry me load
Stars, this a stars, this a stars, this a star-o

Star a come and I carry me load
Star a come and I carry me load
Star a come and I carry me load

Come, mister tally man, tally me banana
Star a come and I carry me load
Come, mister tally man, tally me banana
Star a come and I carry me load

Sta, this a star-o
Stars, this a stars, this a stars, this a star-o
Star a come and I carry me load
Sta, this a star-o
Stars, this a stars, this a stars, this a star-o

Banana ripe it smell like honey
Star a come and I carry me load
Woman sweet, she take your money
Star a come and I carry me load

Sta, this a star-o
Star a come and I carry me load
Stars, this a stars, this a stars, this a star-o

Come Mister tally man and tally me banana
Star a come and I carry me load
Come Mister tally man and tally me banana
Star a come and I carry me load

Sta, this a star-o
Star a come and I carry me load

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Written by: IRVING BURGIE, WILLIAM ATTAWAY

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