Harry Belafonte - Island In The Sun Lyrics

Harry Belafonte Lyrics

Island In The Sun Lyrics
Island In the Sun

Artist: Harry Belafonte (peak Billboard position # 30 in 1957)
Words and Music by Harry Belafonte and Lord Burgess
Title song from the 1957 film starring James Mason, Joan Collins, Dorothy
Dandridge, Michael Rennie, and 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

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


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