Jolly Mon Sing

by Jimmy Buffett, Michael Utley, and Will Jennings

from the album Feeding Frenzy
originally from the album Last Mango In Paris


There is a tale that the island people tell
Don’t care if it is true ’cause I love it so well
Jolly Mon sang for his supper every night
The people fed him well ’cause he treated them so right

Oh Jolly Mon sing
Oh make Orion ring

And they wanted him to sing on the islands near and far
He always found his way by Orion the lucky star
He’d tell them of their joys, he’d tell them of their woes
They’d love to see him come and hate to see him go

Oh Jolly Mon sing
Oh make the music ring

He was making his way home on a dark and stormy night
When he heard a cry for help, he saw a flashing light
When he reached the other boat and offered him a hand
They said, “Give us all your cargo.” as they took a pirate stand

Oh Jolly Mon sing
Oh give them everything

“Jolly Mon it’s over – Sing your last song very well”
They tossed him in the ocean cause their hearts were made in hell
Came along a dolphin, he said, “Jolly Mon Hello”
“I’ve always loved your singing – climb on board and don’t let go”

Oh Jolly Mon sing
Oh make the oceans ring

The night was filled with magic as they bid the sea goodbye
They swam into the heavens – they stayed up in the sky
And all the island people when they wish upon a star
See the dolphin and the Jolly Mon who tell them where they are

Oh Jolly Mon sing
Oh make the heavens ring
Oh Jolly Mon sing
Oh make the magic ring