Montego Bay

Bobby Bloom

About Montego Bay

"Montego Bay" is a song co-written and performed by Bobby Bloom about the city in Jamaica of the same name. The song was a Top 10 hit for Bloom in the Fall of 1970 on both sides of the Atlantic. It reached #3 on the UK Singles Chart, #5 on the Canadian RPM 100 Singles Chart, #7 on the Australian Go-Set Singles Chart and #8 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song was co-written and produced by Jeff Barry. In the master tape of the song, Bloom breaks into a chorus of "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" at the end of the recording, but the single version fades out before that. Apparently, that was done to avoid paying royalties for use of the Rodgers & Hammerstein song, though the full version does appear on the Bobby Bloom Album and has received frequent airplay. The song features a whistler, as well as Jamaican instruments to illustrate the section called "Montego Bay," in a Calypso genre. Bloom's recording of the song appeared in the 1997 film The Ice Storm. 


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Vernon'll meet me when the BOAC lands
Keys to th M. G. will be in his hands
Adjust to the driving 'n' I'm on my way
It's all on the right side in Montego Bay
 
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh 
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh 
Come sing me la! Come sing me Montego Bay
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh 
 
'N' 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
 
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh 
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh 
Come sing me la! Come sing me Montego Bay
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh 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
 
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh 
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh 
Come sing me la! Come sing me Montego Bay
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

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Bobby Bloom

Robert "Bobby" Bloom (1945 – February 28, 1974) was an Americansinger-songwriter. He is known best for being a one-hit wonder with the 1970 song, "Montego Bay," which was co-written with and produced by Jeff Barry. more »

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