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Come Monday by Jimmy Buffett

Album: Living & Dying in 3/4 TimeReleased: 1974Charted:
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  • The downside to Jimmy Buffett's musical lifestyle is the time he has to spend away from his family. He wrote this song for his wife, who he was missing while on tour. When he sings the first line, "Headed out to San Francisco for the Labor Day weekend show," he's talking about a specific concert in 1973.
  • The single version of the song replaces the third line, "I've got my Hush Puppies on," with "I've got my hiking shoes on." Some broadcast outlets, including the BBC, would not play songs with brand names in the lyrics, something that forced an edit on the Kinks song "Lola."
  • One of Buffett's more popular songs, this is one of "The Big 8" that he has played at almost all of his concerts. (thanks, Michael - San Diego, CA, for all above)
  • A bit of irony in this song is that Buffett is looking forward to Monday so he can be with the one he loves, but for most of his audience, Monday is the dreaded day when the weekend ends and they have to go back to work.
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Comments: 13

The thing that's great about Jimmy Buffett is that he's an everyman. What I mean by this is that he's the type of guy who'll play a concert and then have drinks with the audience after the show which he is known to do when he gives concerts in his homeland of Key West, Florida. His songs are all relatable because the topics are all something that the majority who listen to them have, at one time or another, thought about themselves. Come Monday is a perfect example of this.John - Virginia Beach, Va
I think in the song he has already lost her.Chuck - South Deerfield, Ma, Ma
love this songJoel R. - Oakland, Ca
I've sang this song, Karaoke version many times. It's surprising, how many people tell me later that they enjoy the song. I think it's a great song and it's easy to sing.Bob - Bismarck, Nd
I went about 30 years thinking it was a "brown Nelly haze"- the "Labor Day Weekend Show" being a rodeo that Jimmy was performing at. I partially blame NCAA football announcer Kieth Whoooaa Nelly!!! Jackson.Mike - Seattle, Wa
STEEL GUITAR.
just listen for it, it's beautiful.
Bill - Pensacola, Fl
I grew up hearing this song played so much on the radio. It really takes me back.Heather - Los Angeles, Ca
AH yes the irony. Jimmy longs for Monday while the rest of us dred it. Good point I never thought of it like that.Brian - Boston, Ma
He's looking forward to Monday for Labour Day. Der!Ryan - Anahola, Hi
The music video for this song was filmed by his wife when Buffett didn't have a whole lot of money.Tim Auten - Detroit, Mi
Even aside from the line about "remember that night in Montana," he sings "I hope you're enjoyin' the scenery, I know that it's pretty up there. We can go hikin' on Tuesday, with you I'd walk anywhere". I'm convinced he's referring to Glacier National Park. Has to be.Freddy - Margaritaville, Bermuda
Another "parrot-head" checking in here! This is a sweet, simple love song that accurately describes how anyone feels when their chosen profession often takes them away from the people they love.Michael - San Diego, Ca
This was the first Jimmy Buffet song I ever heard (I think it was early 1975), and i am still a "parrot head" to this dayKeith - San Francisco, Ca