Song of the Day #1,702: ‘Day O’ – Raffi

raffi_liveWhen I first started the Random Weekend series over a year ago (on January 21, 2012, to be exact), I had one fear: What if I wound up with a bunch of Raffi songs?

I have nothing against Raffi, whose live album got a fair amount of attention from my daughters in their early childhood. He and fellow child entertainer Laurie Berkner are admirable talents. But I didn’t want the blog to turn into an episode of Sprout every weekend.

Apparently I needn’t have worried. Raffi waited until my 117th Random Weekend song to make his first appearance.

Now if he shows up again tomorrow, we might have a problem.

Day-o, me say day-o
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Day-o, me say day-o
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

Work all night ’till the morning come!
(Daylight come and me wan’ go home)
Stack banana till morning come
(Daylight come and me wan’ go home)

Come, Mr. Tally Man, and tally me banana
(Daylight come and me wan’ go home)
Me say – come, Mr. Tally Man, and tally me banana
(Daylight come and me wan’ go home)

Lift six hand, seven hand, eight hand, BUNCH!
(Daylight come and me wan’ go home)
Me say – six hand, seven hand, eight hand, BUNCH!
(Daylight come and me wan’ go home)

Day-o day-o
(Daylight come and me wan’ go home)
Day-o day-o
(Daylight come and me wan’ go home)

Beautiful bunch a ripe banana
(Daylight come and me wan’ go home)
A beautiful bunch a ripe banana
(Daylight come and me wan’ go home)

Six hand, seven hand, eight hand, BUNCH!
(Daylight come and me wan’ go home)
Me say – six hand, seven hand, eight hand, BUNCH!
(Daylight come and me wan’ go home)

Day, me say day-o
(Daylight come and me wan’ go home)
Day-o day-o
(Daylight come and me wan’ go home)

Come, Mr. Tally Man, and tally me banana
(Daylight come and me wan’ go home)
Me say – come, Mr. Tally Man, and tally me banana
(Daylight come and me wan’ go home)

Day-o, me say day-o
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Day-o, me say day-o
Daylight come and me wan’ go home


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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #1,702: ‘Day O’ – Raffi

  1. Amy says:

    And what a lovely Raffi number it is :)

  2. Dana says:

    Well, when I wanted a break from arcade fire, this wasn’t exactly what I had in mind. Then again, I do find it to still be a welcome relief.😄

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