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Island In The Sun Lyrics

from The Real... Harry Belafonte

"Island In The Sun" is track #15 on the album The Real... Harry Belafonte. It was written by Belafonte, Harry / Burgie, Irving.
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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

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

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

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

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

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

Songwriters
BELAFONTE, HARRY / BURGIE, IRVING

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Lyrics © Chrysalis One Music

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