Day-O

[ C2 – C2 – G72 – C2 ]

Day-o, day-ay-ay-o (Daylight come and me wanna go home)
Day, he say day, he say day, …. (Daylight come and me wanna go home)

Work all night on a drink a’rum (Daylight come and me wanna go home)
Stack banana till de morning come (Daylight come …)
Come, Mr. Tally mon, tally me banana (Daylight come …)
Come, Mr. Tally mon, tally me banana (Daylight come …)
Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot, bunch! (Daylight …)
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot, bunch! (Daylight come …)

Day, he say day-ay-ay-o (Daylight come …)
Day, he say day, he say day … (Daylight come …)

A beautiful bunch of ripe banana (Daylight come …)
Hide de deadly black tarantula (Daylight come …)
Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot, bunch! (Daylight come …)
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot, bunch! (Daylight come …)

Island In The Sun

[ C2 – F2 – G72 – C2 | Am2 – F2 – G72 – C2 ]

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

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

[chorus]

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

[chorus]

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

[chorus]

Jamaica Farewell

[ C2 – F2 – G72 – C2 ]

Down the way, where the nights are gay
And the sun shines daily on the mountaintop
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

[repeat chorus]

Sounds of laughter everywhere
And the dancing girls swing to and fro
I must declare my heart is there
Though I’ve been from Maine to Mexico

But I’m sad to say I’m on my way… [x2]

Down at the market you can hear
Ladies cry out while on their heads they bear
Ackee, rice, salt, fish are nice
And the rum is fine any time o’ year

But I’m sad to say I’m on my way… [x2]

Jump in the Line

[ C6 – G78 – C2 ]
Shake, shake, shake, Senora; shake your body line
Shake, shake, shake, Senora; shake it all de time
Work, work, work, Senora; work your body line
Work, work, work, Senora; work it all de time

[ C2 – F2 – C2 – G72 ]
My girl’s name is Senora; I tell you friends, I adore her
And when she dances, oh brother!; she’s a hurricane in all kinds of weather

Jump in de line, rock your body in time
Ok, I believe you
Jump in de line, rock your body in time
Ok, I believe you
Jump in de line, rock your body in time
Ok, I believe you
Jump in de line, rock your body in time
Whoa (Rock your body child! Somebody help me!)

[chorus]

You can talk about Cha-Cha; Tango, Waltz, or de Rumba
Senora’s dance has no title; you jump in the saddle, hold on to de bridle
Jump in de line, rock your body in time
Ok, I believe you!…

[chorus]

Senora, she’s a sensation; the reason for aviation
And fellas, you got to watch it; when she wind up, she bottom, she go like a rocket
Jump in de line, rock your body in time
Ok, I believe you!…

[chorus]

Senora dances Calypso; left to right is de tempo
And when she gets de sensation; go up in de air, come down in slow motion
Jump in de line, rock your body in time
Ok, I believe you!…

[chorus]

 

Turn The World Around

Chord pattern for looping [ G3 – C2 | D73 – G2 ]

We come from the fire, living in the fire
Go back to the fire, turn the world around
We come from the fire, living in the fire
Go back to the fire, turn the world around

We come from the water, living in the water
Go back to the water, turn the world around
We come from the water, living in the water
Go back to the water, turn the world around

We come from the mountain, living on the mountain
Go back to the mountain, turn the world around
We come from the mountain, living on the mountain
Go back to the mountain, turn the world around

Oh, oh, so is life; Ah, ha, so is life
Oh, oh, so is life; Ah, ha, so is life

Do you know who I am? Do I know who you are?
See, we one another clearly. Do we know who we are?

Do you know who I am? Do I know who you are?
See, we one another clearly. Do we know who we are?

Do you know who I am? Do I know who you are?
See, we one another clearly. Do we know who we are?

Oh, oh, so is life; Ah, ha, so is life
Oh, oh, so is Abatiwaha
Ah, so is life
Oh, oh, so is life
Ah, ha, so is life
Oh, oh, so is Abatiwaha
Ah, ha, so is life

Water make the river, river wash the mountain
Fire make the sunlight, turn the world around
Heart is of the river, body is the mountain
Spirit is the sunlight, turn the world around
We are of the spirit, truly of the spirit
Only can the spirit turn the world around
We are of the spirit, truly of the spirit
Only can the spirit turn the world around

Do you know who I am? Do I know who you are?
See, we one another clearly. Do we know who we are?

Do you know who I am? Do I know who you are?
See, we one another clearly Do we know who we are?

Do you know who I am? Do I know who you are?
See, we one another clearly. Do we know who we are?

Who-o, so is life; abatiwa-ha, so is life
Who-o, so is life; abatiwa-ha, so is life…