Island in the Sun

Harry Belafonte

 CF
 This is my island in the sun
 G7C
Where my people have toiled since time begun.
 CDm
 I may sail on many a sea
 CG7C
Her shores will always be home to me.

 CF
 Oh, island in the sun,
 G7C
 Willed to me by my father's hand
 CF
 All my days I will sing and praise
 G7C
Of your forests, waters, your shining sands.

 CF
 As morning breaks the heaven on high
 G7C
lift my heavy load to the sky.
 CDm
 Sun comes down with a burning glow
 CG7C
 Mingles my sweat with the earth below.

Chorus

 Cf
 I see woman on bended knees
 G7C
 Cutting cane for her family.
 CDm
 I see man at the water side
 CG7C
 Casting nets at the surging tide.

Chorus

 CF
 I hope the day will never come
 G7C
That I can't awake to the sound of a drum,
 CDm
 Never let me miss carnival
 CG7C
With calypso songs philosophical.

Chorus


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