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Who wrote the banana boat song?

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Irving "Burgie" Burgess and William Attaway
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What is Banana boat song about?

This is a song about Jamaicans loading the banana boats and waiting for the 'tally man' to count their load so they could leave and go home.

What is the original banana boat song?

The Answer can be found in the history of Trinidad where the banana boat song was a traditional Jamaican song. They loved The Belafonte version and won't argue about copyright