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Island In The Sun
 
 (1957)
 
ID: 2257
 
 

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Island In The Sun Aussie Tempos 1023
Island In The Sun Blue Star 2215
Island In The Sun Grenn 12271
Island In The Sun Grenn 12067
Island In The Sun Grenn 12168
Island In The Sun Rawhide 1210
Island In The Sun Tanz 17009
Island In The Sun Top 25318
Island In The Sun / What A Gal Dance Ranch 1117
New Island In The Sun Royal Canadian 904
Lyrics ByHarry Belafonte and Irving Burgie 
Composed By 
Recorded ByHarry Belafonte 
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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

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 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

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

 

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