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"Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" is a song from the 1988 film Beetlejuice. The song shows Adam and Barbara possessing Delia Deetz and her colleagues. The song is later used in the musical Beetlejuice, where the song is extended, but still happens in the same moment, as the twelfth song.

Lyrics

Day o! Day o!
Daylight come and me wanna go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day o
Daylight come and me wanna go home

Work all night on a drink a rum
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)
Stack banana till the morning come
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)

Come mister tally man tally me banana
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)
Come mister tally man tally me banana
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)

Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)

Day, me say day o
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)

A beautiful bunch of ripe banana
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)
Hide the deadly black tarantula
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)

Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)

Day, me say day o
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)

Come mister tally man tally me banana
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)
Come mister tally man tally me banana
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)

Day! Day o!
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day o
(Daylight come and me wanna go home)

[DELIA] Business friends: I have only known this amazing, amazing man and his unique daughter for a few months—I don't even know how many, I'd have to check my pay stubs!—but, as my guru Otho always says—
Day-O!

[MAXIE] What?

[LYDIA] What's goin' on, Delia? Are you all right?

[DELIA] Um, heh heh, uh... I am so sorry, I don't... I don't know what just happened. I meant to say—
Me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day-o!

[CHARLES] Delia? Do you need to lie down?

[DELIA] No! No, I just need to—
Daylight come and me wan' go home

[DELIA gasps dramatically.]

What is happening to me?

[CHARLES] Maxie!

[MAXIE] Yes?

[CHARLES] On behalf of Delia and myself, I'd just like to say—
Work all night on a drink of rum

[ALL, excluding LYDIA]
Daylight come and me wanna go home

[DELIA]
Stack banana till the morning come, brrah!

[ALL, excluding LYDIA]
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Day, me say day-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home

[CHARLES]
Come mister tally man, tally me banana

[ALL, excluding LYDIA]
Daylight come and me wan' go home

[MAXIE]
Come mister tally man, tally me banana

[ALL, excluding LYDIA]
Daylight come and me wan' go home

[CHARLES] Lydia! Call 9-1-1! Wait, why aren't you dancing?

[LYDIA] It's like I told you, Dad: This house is haunted and the ghosts who live here... want you out! Barbara, the pig!

[BARBARA] Who wants bacon?

[DELIA] No! No! I'm a vegan!

[CHARLES]
A beautiful bunch of ripe banana

[ALL, excluding LYDIA]
Daylight come and me wan' go home

[MAXINE]
Hide the deadly black tarantula

[PIG]
Daylight come and me wan' go home

[ALL, excluding LYDIA]
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

[CHARLES] Maxie! Please, forgive me! If I had known—

[MAXIE] Chuck, you moron! Don't apologize! We're gonna be rich!

[CHARLES] What?

[LYDIA] What?

[MAXIE] I was never gonna invest in your stupid "gated community." But a genuine haunted house? It's a gold mine!

[LYDIA] No!

[CHARLES] Do you hear that, Delia? These ghosts are gonna make us a fortune!

[LYDIA] No, you're supposed to be scared!

[ADAM] Lydia, we're so sorry! It didn't work.

[LYDIA] There's one thing that can still stop him.

[BARBARA] Lydia, no, you don't know what will happen.

[LYDIA] I can't keep living like this! Betelgeuse!

[BETELGEUSE] Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! I'm so glad you changed your mind. You are never gonna regret this!

[LYDIA] Betelgeuse...

[BETELGEUSE] We are gonna make such a great team! Give me just one... more...

[LYDIA] Betelgeuse!

[BETELGEUSE] It's showtime!

[Instrumental with screams layered as BETELGEUSE is unleashed.]

[BETELGEUSE] It's our house now, kid!

[LYDIA] Whoa...

[BETELGEUSE] Looks like we're not invisible anymore!

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