"Monkey Man" as written by and Frederick Hibbert....
Aye aye aye, aye aye aye
Tell you baby, you huggin' up the big monkey man
Aye aye aye, aye aye aye
Tell you baby, you huggin' up the big monkey man

I never saw you, I only heard of you
Huggin' up the big monkey man
I never saw you, I only heard of you
Huggin' up the big monkey man

It's your lie, it's your lie
Huggin' up the big monkey man
It's your lie, it's your lie
Huggin' up the big monkey man

Now I know that, now I understand
Huggin' up the big monkey man
Now I know that, now I understand
Huggin' up the big monkey man

Aye aye aye, aye aye aye
Huggin' up the big monkey man
Aye aye aye, aye aye aye
Huggin' up the big monkey man

Aye aye aye, aye aye aye
Huggin' up the big monkey man
Aye aye aye, aye aye aye
Huggin' up the big monkey man

I never saw you, I only heard of you
Huggin' up the big monkey man
I never saw you, I only heard of you
Huggin' up the big monkey man

It's your lie, it's your lie
Huggin' up the big monkey man
It's your lie, it's your lie
Huggin' up the big monkey man

Now I know that, now I understand
Huggin' up the big monkey man
Now I know that, now I understand
Huggin' up the big monkey man

La la la la la la la
Huggin' up the big monkey man
La la la la la la la
Huggin' up the big monkey man


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"Monkey Man" as written by Frederick Hibbert

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    General CommentThis is a cover of Monkey Man by The Specials, but lyrically, it's different.
    catnamedzaneon July 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI mean, it's a little different. Essentially, it's mostly the same and Amy cut out a verse.
    catnamedzaneon July 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI wish I could edit comments! The song was ORIGINALLY by Toots & the Maytals in 1970, and was then covered by The Specials. SO. Anyway, it's a cover. The end.
    catnamedzaneon July 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdont feel bad catnamedzane, this cover by amy winehouse is pretty damn good...except her voice sounds plastered (as its been) ;)
    GrungyBeatleon January 07, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionSay whatever the fuck you want, I can't listen to this cover without a smile in my face. I just love it.
    maxe22on August 04, 2011   Link
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    General Comment Ska from Jamaca. Great energy and authentic cover. Missing this verse:


    From the English nursery rhyme:

    Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross,
    To see a fine lady upon a white horse;
    Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
    And she shall have music wherever she goes
    spotomorseon December 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentToots Hibbert of Toots and The Maytals wrote this about a friend of his. Check out the original, although Amy does a reasonable job and I always loved the way she tried to introduce Reggae and Ska to a wider audience.
    zakinbristolon April 01, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis is poorest version of this song that I've heard. The Toots and The Maytals, Specials, and Reel Big Fish versions all own this one.
    Wackieston December 11, 2009   Link
  • -3
    General Commentthis cover is bullshit haha.
    the only reason it sounds relatively anything like Ska is because she has a good backing band that get no credit, and yes, to end the debate SHE HAS A SHIT VOICE. lol
    Spitpimpon May 20, 2008   Link

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