Island In The Sun
Harry Belafonte Lyrics


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 waterside
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

Ooh
Ooh
Ooh
Ooh

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Written by: Irving Burgie, Harry Belafonte

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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 waterside
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

Ooh
Ooh
Ooh
Ooh



All comments from YouTube:

Madeleine Dewar

I fell in love with this man in 1957 as a love struck 16 year old. Everything I have learned about through the years only reinforced my admiration. He is a wonderful entertainer who has studied world music. He has been a serious advocate for so many causes. He and his wife of many years have personally supported and guided many young artists. A man for the ages.

Madeleine Dewar

@Mintzy Yes, I got to meet him in 2007 in San Antonio.

Inger Morgan

Me too. ❤

Madeleine Dewar

@Mintzy Yes, I met him in 2007 in San Antonio.

hephzivah israel

Amen

Gerd-Inger Persson

Love to see Your words, ✔️

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Walter geldof

Harry Belafonte is my greatest Caribbean singer. I was there on vacation and I was ten years old. This song was played there several times, which is why Harry is one of my favorite singers.

Daniele Pepin

This is one of my very favorite old time ballads. Magical!

Lydia Hand

...love it 🖐

Lodisius Aroy

ONE OF THE BEST SONG EVER BY ONE OF THE SINGER EVER!!! BEAUTIFUL AND MAGNIFICENT SONG!! LOVE MY ISLAND!!

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