Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) – Harry Belafonte


Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) is a traditional Jamaican folk song, commonly classified as calypso music. It is a work song sung from the point of view of dock workers who have finished their night shift and are loading bananas onto ships. The lyrics describe how daylight has come, their shift is over, and they want their work to be counted up so that they can go home. This is a fun little song, both to play, and to hear — perfect for parties, and other events. This arrangement is for string trio, with the middle part included in both treble and alto clef, giving you the freedom to perform the piece with either two violins and cello, or violin, viola and cello. Score, set of parts 14 pages. Watch it on You Tube – HERE!


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