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Jolly Mon Sing
Written by: Jimmy Buffett, Will Jennings & Michael Utley
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Last Mango In Paris (1985)
Additional Discography:
Feeding Frenzy (1990)

Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads (1992)
The Parakeet Album: Songs of Jimmy Buffett (1995)
Meet Me In Margaritaville (2003)
Live in Las Vegas, NV (2003)
Live In Hawaii (2005)
Live at Fenway Park (2005)
Live at Fenway Park (2005) – DVD

Jimmy’s Notes:
Dolphins gliding along beneath the bow of the ship, effortlessly crossing the wake and doing flips, set off a big wave of jealousy. If we are supposed to be such smart people, why can’t we do that? It just goes to show that talking isn’t everything. I wrote the picture book version with my daughter, and we wanted to make it clear that humans can learn from animals, and the natural world has room for all of our needs-not just mans.

“There are times in this crazy world when I truly hope that somewhere somebody is living this made up life.”

Lyrics:
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

Of 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 we know you – 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

Shows Played At:
08-23-2018: Hollywood ArtsPark Amphitheater – Hollywood, FL
04-06-2018: North Charleston Coliseum – Charleston, SC
04-21-2017: Isaac Theatre Royal – Christchurch,
04-18-2017: The Opera House – Wellington,
10-18-2016: Humphreys Concerts by the Bay – San Diego, CA
08-20-2016: Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
12-31-2015: Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
10-15-2015: Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
09-27-2015: La Cigale – Paris,
06-06-2015: Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
06-04-2015: Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis, MO
06-02-2015: Gwinnett Center – Duluth, GA
05-30-2015: Toyota Stadium – Frisco, TX
05-28-2015: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
04-26-2015: New Orleans Jazz Fest – New Orleans, LA
04-24-2015: The Amphitheater at the Wharf – Orange Beach, AL
04-18-2015: MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa Bay, FL
04-16-2015: Amway Arena – Orlando, FL
04-09-2015: Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
04-01-2015: San Carlos Institute Theatre – Key West, FL
08-30-2014: Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA
08-21-2014: Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre – Wantagh, NY
08-19-2014: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
08-16-2014: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
07-26-2014: Comerica Park – Detroit, MI
07-19-2014: Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
07-17-2014: Bethel Woods Center For The Arts – Bethel, NY
06-28-2014: First Midwest Bank Amphitheater – Tinley Park, IL
12-14-2013: Waikiki Shell – Honolulu, HI
02-02-2013: BB&T Center – Ft Lauderdale, FL
10-27-2012: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-23-2012: Palais Theatre – Melbourne,
09-21-2012: Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens – Brisbane,
08-28-2012: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
08-25-2012: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
08-04-2012: Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
08-02-2012: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-28-2012: First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
06-26-2012: Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, CT
06-09-2012: Aaron’s Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-07-2012: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
06-02-2012: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
05-30-2012: Austin City Limits Theatre – Austin, TX
10-20-2011: Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
10-18-2011: Pepsi Arena – Denver, CO
10-15-2011: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-01-2011: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
08-25-2011: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
08-23-2011: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
08-19-2011: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
07-23-2011: Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
07-21-2011: DTE Muic Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07-19-2011: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
07-16-2011: Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto,
06-23-2011: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
06-21-2011: First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
06-18-2011: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
05-21-2011: Pizza Hut Park – Frisco, TX
04-30-2011: Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
01-23-2011: Sydney Opera House – Sydney,
08-14-2010: Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
01-16-2010: Bloody Mary’s – Bora Bora,
09-04-2008: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
08-30-2008: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
11-03-2007: Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
10-20-2007: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
03-23-2007: Bankie Banx Dune Preserve – Rendezvous Bay,
07-24-2005: Martha Clara Vineyard – Riverhead, NY
11-23-2004: TD Waterhouse Centre – Orlando, FL
11-01-2004: West Palm Beach Orlando Tampa – Tampa, FL
09-10-2004: Fenway Park – Boston, MA
09-04-2004: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
09-02-2004: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
08-26-2004: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
07-10-2004: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
07-08-2004: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-06-2004: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-03-2004: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
07-01-2004: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
06-29-2004: Tweeter Center Philadelphia – Camden, NJ
06-25-2004: Today Show – New York, NY
05-26-2004: Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
05-22-2004: Schottenstein Center – Columbus, OH
05-20-2004: Target Center – Minneapolis, MN
05-18-2004: Pepsi Arena – Denver, CO
05-01-2004: Office Depot Center – Sunrise, FL
04-29-2004: Colonial Center – Columbia, SC
04-27-2004: RBC Center – Raleigh, NC
04-24-2004: Charlotte Coliseum – Charlotte, NC
01-30-2004: Maui Arts & Cultural Ctr – Maui, HI
09-20-2003: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
07-13-2003: Southampton College – Southampton, NY
10-03-2002: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
09-24-2002: Rose Garden – Portland, OR
08-29-2002: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-27-2002: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-24-2002: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
04-20-2002: Greensboro Coliseum – Greensboro, NC
04-03-2002: The Breakers – Palm Beach, FL
02-23-2002: Margaritaville Cafe – Ocho Rios,
02-20-2002: TD Waterhouse Centre – Orlando, FL
02-18-2002: Ice Palace – Tampa, FL
02-16-2002: National Car Rental Center – Ft Lauderdale, FL
02-14-2002: Leon County Civic Center – Tallahassee, FL
11-16-2001: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
11-10-2001: Target Center – Minneapolis, MN
11-07-2001: Jefferson County Coliseum – Birmingham, AL
10-13-2001: Guild Hall – East Hampton, NY
09-29-2001: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
09-27-2001: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
09-25-2001: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
09-08-2001: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
09-06-2001: Tweeter Center Philadelphia – Camden, NJ
09-04-2001: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
09-01-2001: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
03-17-2001: San Jose Arena – San Jose, CA
09-02-2000: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-24-2000: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
07-22-2000: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
07-15-2000: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-22-2000: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
06-15-2000: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-13-2000: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
11-20-1999: Bay Street Theater – East Hampton, NY
04-27-1995: The Pyramid – Memphis, TN
04-23-1995: Orlando Arena – Orlando, FL
04-20-1995: Jacksonville Coliseum – Jacksonville, FL
04-19-1995: Miami Arena – Miami, FL
04-14-1995: North Charleston Coliseum – Charleston, SC
04-12-1995: Coast Coliseum – Biloxi, MS
04-11-1995: Maravich Assembly Center – Baton Rouge, LA
10-07-1994: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
09-23-1994: Starplex Amphitheatre – Dallas, TX
08-01-1994: Deep Hollow Ranch – Montauk, NY
07-28-1994: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
07-26-1994: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
07-23-1994: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
07-22-1994: Blockbuster Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
07-16-1994: Buckeye Lake – Columbus, OH
06-18-1994: Popular Creek Music Theatre – Hoffman Estates, IL
06-14-1994: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-01-1994: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
06-03-1993: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
08-12-1990: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
08-11-1990: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-22-1990: Cary Field – Williamsburg, VA
07-21-1990: Charlotte Memorial Stadium – Charlotte, NC
07-08-1990: Lake Compounce – Bristol, CT
07-06-1990: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
07-01-1990: The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
06-30-1990: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
07-30-1989: Cary Field – Williamsburg, VA
07-29-1989: Carowinds Palladium – Charlotte, NC
07-16-1989: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
07-15-1989: Lake Compounce – Bristol, CT
06-30-1989: The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
07-15-1988: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07-06-1988: Maritime Pier – New York, NY
Number of Shows: 158