Day-O


Chorus:

 

Day-o, day-o,
Daylight come - and I wanna go home.

 

Day-o, day-o,
Daylight come - and I wanna go home.

 

 

 

1. Work all night on the steaming river, Daylight come and I wanna go home. Work so hard it make me shiver. Daylight come and I wanna go home.  Chorus

 

 

 

2. Load bananas bunch by bunch, Daylight come and I wanna go home. Skipped my supper, lost my lunch. Daylight come and I wanna go home.   Chorus

 

 

 

3. Come Mr. Tallyman, tally me bananas, Daylight come and I wanna go home.   Come Mr. Tallyman, tally me bananas, Daylight come and I wanna go home.    Chorus

 

 

 

4. When morning comes my work is done, Daylight come and I wanna go home. Sleep all day 'til the setting sun.
Daylight come and I wanna go home.   Chorus

 

 

 

5. Kissed my wife 'bout a quarter to eight, Daylight come and I wanna go home. Back on the river - can't be late.
Daylight come and I wanna go home.    Chorus

Day-O: traditional Jamaican work song, public domain.