Marianne Harry Belafonte

    All day, all night, Marianne
    Down by the seaside siftin' sand
    Even little children love Marianne
    Down by the seaside siftin' sand

Marianne, Oh, Marianne
Oh Won't you marry me?
We can have a bamboo hut
And brandy in the tea
Leave your fat old mama home
She never will say yes
If mama don't know now
She can guess (My, My, Yes!)

When she walks along the shore
People pause to greet
White birds fly around her
Little fish come to her feet In her heart is love
But I'm the only mortal man
Who's allowed to kiss
My marianne (Don't rush me!)

When we marry, we will have
A time you never saw
I will be so happy
I will kiss my mother-in-law (Phooey!)
Children by the dozen
In and out the bamboo hut
One for every palm tree
and cocunut (Hurry up now!)