This is a Clilstore unit. You can link all words to dictionaries.

Banana Boat Song

Following this words, you will find the lyrics of the song of the video. Banana Boat Song is a slave song from Jamaica. Slave songs are a subtype of work songs, i.e., songs, sung by the slaves, that accompanied and soothed the endless work days in the fields. If you click on the words, you will find out the meaning of the words. However, pay attention to some words that don't appear in the dictionaries. These words are slang words, that is, words spelled or pronounced incorrectly or trimmed. Search for these words and try to suggest a possible meaning. 

Warm-up activity: "What does it mean?"

Pay attention to the teacher. A quiz about key vocabulary is going to start. 

Activity 1:

Once you will understand the general meaning of the song, please go to the "Score for singing" button and start to learn one of the three voices from the chorus. Remember that the chorus section only contains one verse: "Daylight come and me wan' go home."

Activity 2:

After you have learned and sung the song, you will have to ellaborate a collective online poster. Search on the Internet about slavery and slave songs and synthetise it in the poster. Work in groups of 5 people. 

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

Work all night on a drink of rum
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Stack banana till de mornin' come
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come and me wan' go home

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

A beautiful bunch o' ripe banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Hide the deadly black tarantula
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come and me wan' go home

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

Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home

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

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