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Day-O, an Afghan Calypso

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(With apologies to Harry Belafonte, among others)

Bombed all night by dat Yankee bunch
Daylight come and de bombers go home
Now dey'll drop some cashew crunch
Daylight come and de bombers go home

Day-o, day-o
Bad guys hide in dere catacomb
Day-o, day-o,

'Til dose bombers have said shalom.

Hey, Mr. Taliban, shoutin' your hosannas
Daylight come and de bombers go home
You're de Kool-Aid makin' dese Guyanas
Daylight come and de bombers go home

Day-o, day-o,
Daylight come and de bombers go home
Day-o, day-o,
Daylight come and de bombers go home.

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