Montego Bay

Album: Bobby Bloom (1970)
Charted: 3 8
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  • Vernon'll meet me when the BOAC lands
    Keys to the M.G. will be in his hands
    Adjust to the driving and I'm on my way
    It's all on the right side in Montego Bay, sing out

    Whoa oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh oh
    Whoa oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh oh
    Come sing me la
    Come sing me Montego Bay
    Whoa oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh oh

    And Gillian'll meet me like a brother would
    I think I remember but it's twice as good
    Like how cool the rum is from his silver tray
    I thirst to be thirsty in Montego Bay, sing out

    Whoa oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh oh
    Whoa oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh oh
    Come sing me la
    Come sing me Montego Bay
    Whoa oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh oh

    I'll lay on a Lilo 'til I'm lobster red
    I still feel the motion here at home in bed
    I tell you it's hard for me to stay away
    You ain't been 'til you been high in Montego Bay, sing out

    Whoa oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh oh
    Whoa oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh oh
    Come sing me la
    Come sing me Montego Bay
    Whoa oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh oh

    Let's dance in the streets

    Yeah, sing me la (la)
    Come sing me Montego Bay
    Whoa oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh oh

    Oh, what a beautiful morning
    Oh, what a beautiful day
    And I've got a beautiful feeling
    Everything's going my way Writer/s: Bobby Bloom, Jeff Barry, Robert Bloom
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 8

  • Scotty from Springfield OrI wonder if the lyrics are printed on the back of the Montego Bay album as "lyric sites" can't seem to agree on the post bridge phrase "come sing me"
  • Don from Maggie Valley, North Carolina Question about this song. If I’m correct, they drive on the left side of the road in Jamaica? Both Bobby Bloom and Jeff Barry (writers) are American. After “Vernon” hands over the keys to the MG, the singer has to “adjust to the driving.” That makes sense, since Americans drive on the right side.

    But then the next line says “it’s all on the right side of Montego Bay”. That doesn’t make sense. If it’s on the right side, and you’re American, you don’t have to adjust. But since they do drive on the left, an American would have to adjust.

    Love this song. But my OCD is trying to figure this out, lol.
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenI lived in Oklahoma when this song came and you can bet that last line made it sell better there.
  • AnonymousThe line actually is, "Come sing ALOUD, come sing me Montego Bay" (not Come sing me la!...that doesn't make any sense, and I've been singing this song since I was 5!)
  • Anne from HereThe line is "Vernon will meet me when the BOAC lands." BOAC was the acronym for British Overseas Airways Corporation, which flew into Montego Bay International Airport.
  • Mavis from Upper MidwestHow is it this very cool song has so few comments? Crank this up and you’ve got instant summer!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 19th 1970, Bobby Bloom performed "Montego Bay" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    Thirteen days earlier on September 3rd it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #88; and on November 22nd, 1970 it peaked at #8 {for 1 week} and spent 16 weeks on the Top 100...
    He had three other records make the Top 100 chart and all three were in 1970; "Where Are We Going" {#84}, "Make Me Happy" {#80}, and "We're All Goin' Home" {#93}...
    May he R.I.P. {1946 - 1974}.
  • Guy from Woodinville, WaThis song truly does capture the ambiance of Montego Bay and Jamaica's laid-back "no worry, mon" culture. Great early example of reggae. Maybe the first reggae on the charts...?
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