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    "Island In The Sun" Lyrics

    Harry 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


    I see woman on bended knee
    Cutting cane for her family
    I see man at the waterside
    Casting nets at the surging tide


    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

    This song was submitted on October 17th, 2014 and last modified on October 23rd, 2016.
    Thanks to Snap for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Fred Mcdowell.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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