This is an investigation into the background, music and performance features of The Banana Boat Song.
This is taken from "Music Appreciation Songs Volume 1", a book of twenty investigations into songs from different musical categories designed to encourage students to listen and critically analyse a wide variety of music. Each song is a standalone (printable or digital) two page worksheet involving a variety of Research, Listening, Composition and Analysis questions depending on the song.
The links are active in the PDF for teacher led instruction.
Alternatively students can use youtube for the listening exercises and the Analysis exercises could be printed by the teacher.
Please note, the book is copyright compliant so sheet music is only included where possible but links are also provided to versions where available.