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Harry Belafonte Lyrics
"Island In The Sun"

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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

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


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


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

This song is from the album "Collection", "Evening With Harry Belafonte &", "Banana Boat Song", "The Very Best Of Harry Belafonte", "Nur Das Beste", "My Greatest Songs", "Island In The Sun: Die Grossen Entertaine", "Day-O", "Art Of A Legend", "Calypso Mento Folk 1954/1957", "101: Shake Shake Senora", "Best Of: Original Hits" and "Greatest Hits".