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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Comments from YouTube:

KingMyron23

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

Rudi Nissen

P0000

Daniele Pepin

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

DarthSparhawk

A favorite song of my late grandmother. I had a happy dream with her and decided to listen to it :3

RealLittleFrog

Precious

Anu Kottur

wow. beautiful.

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.

Darwinkaira Doloksaribu

This really grows nationality among nations , which at the same time we learn to respect other people, as much as we love our mother land, in the same or even greater way other people love their mother lands, We are all different but at the same time we are the same. Love one another , it surely does you good. please let your children and loved ones hear this song

dugald sinclair

He lives in America now

Anupam Dey

This version sounds classic.

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