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 met him in 2007 in San Antonio.

hephzivah israel

Amen

Gerd-Inger Persson

Love to see Your words, ✔️

MINTZY

Is that Barack Obama in your picture?!

mizofan

A good man, wanting a better, fairer, kinder world :)

Lodisius Aroy

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

Trecia Mattis

@Rudi Nissen te.the

Rudi Nissen

P0000

Daniele Pepin

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

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