Island in the Sun

(key changes up a semitone for the last verse - good luck!) This is my island in the sun where my
people have toiled since time begun
Though 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 fathers hand
All my days I will sing in praise of your
forest waters your shining sand.

When morning breaks the heaven on high I
lift my heavy load to the sky
Sun comes down with a burning glow that
mingles my sweat with the earth be low

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

I hope the day will never come that I
cant awake to the sound of drum
never let me miss carnival With
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