Island In The Sun (From "Island In The Sun")

Island In The Sun (From "Island In The Sun")

Harry Belafonte

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

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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 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

[Chorus]

Written by BELAFONTE, HARRY / BURGIE, IRVING
Published by Chrysalis One Music, NEXT DECADE ENTERTAINMENT,INC., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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