The Banana Boat Song - Ukulele Chords

28 Jan 2011

The Banana Boat Song - Ukulele Chords

The Banana Boat song - one of the first tunes I learned on guitar many, many moons ago, but works great on ukulele if played with a relaxed island rhythm!


A great beginner song - only two chords to worry about, and both of those only use one finger!


BANANA BOAT SONG FOR UKULELE




 D                                  A7      D
Day-oh Day-oh Daylight come an' I wanna go home
 D                                  A7      D
Day-oh Day-oh Daylight come an' I wanna go home


 D
Six han' seven han' eight han' bunch
 D                   A7      D
Daylight come an' I wanna go home

Six han' seven han' eight han' bunch
                      A7
Daylight come an' I wanna go home


  D
Come mister tally man tally me banana
                     A7       D
Daylight come an' I wanna go home

Come mister tally man tally me banana
                     A7       D
Daylight come an' I wanna go home 

 D                                  A7      D
Day-oh Day-oh Daylight come an' I wanna go home
 D                                  A7      D
Day-oh Day-oh Daylight come an' I wanna go home

5 comments :

  1. I know that Song with a C insteat of the D.
    So maybe thats an error-because D needs 3 fingers as well ;-)

    still thanks for the site, good stuff!

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  2. i think there is more than one version of the D chord..

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  3. The D chord I play is a single finger holding three strings.. Plays easy

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  4. C and G7 or F and C7 :)

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  5. Not an error - just a different key. And you can play D with one finger easily

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