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Song Parodies -> "Budapest Banana-Boat-Song"

Original Song Title:

"Budapest"

Original Performer:

George Ezra

Parody Song Title:

"Budapest Banana-Boat-Song"

Parody Written by:

Giorgio Coniglio's Grandson

The Lyrics

George Ezra presumably wrote the original song before ever visiting the city of Budapest. No one seems to understand the “Castillo” reference; the word means castle in Spanish, but capitalized as in his lyrics it seems to be a proper name, possibly a brand-name. Others have been less ready than George to give up home and possessions, as in this calypso song harking back to the 50s.
Come mister tally-man come, come tally me banana
Golden eight-foot bunches, ripe beautiful Chiquitas
Daylight come, me wan’ go home.

Me load banana boat de whole night long
Work 'til de morning on just one drink of rum
Me say day-oh! day-oh, me wan’ go home
Me say day-oh! day-oh! Me wan’ go home.

Give me one good reason why we
Should not get higher pay -
Deadly black tarantula -
One bite and you might slip away.

De work conditions here
No one would like.
We should get unionized and stage a strike
Daylight come, oh! me wan’ go home
Me say day-oh! day-oh! Me wan’ go home

Give me one good reason why we
Should not get higher pay -
Deadly black tarantula -
One bite and you might slip away.

If I could get some money, I’d quit and go to sea,
For now I stack banana, ripe beautiful Chiquita
Daylight come, oh! me wan’ go home
Me say day-oh! day-oh! Me wan’ go home.
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