Now young Mr. Moon flew away in the night
With his best friend Magnus right by his side
They soared through the Milky Way counting the stars
Once around Venus, twice around Mars

Then they spied an island rise out of the sea
They fell back to Earth just as free as you please
The children all gathered the church bells did ring
Suddenly everyone started to sing

Chorus
Chanson pour les petits enfants
Chason pour toute le monde
Chanson pour les petits enfants
Chanson pour toute le monde

Queen of the island she welcomed them in
Asked them questions of where they have been
She offered them chocolate she offered them tea
They all took their seats in the top of a tree

And racoons brought wine and the mice they brought cheese
Beautiful birds floated by on the breeze
From out of the oceans the dolphins began
Humming a tune that soon covered the land

Chorus

So young Princess Lia brought coral and pearls
Gifts to the travelers from some other world
The Bushdoctor mixed up a magical spell
Swore them to secrecy, never to tell

So young Mr. Moon flew away in the night
With his best friend Magnus right by his side
The sun was rising, they'd be home by noon
Humming the words to this magical tune

Chorus

Song for the children
Song for the world


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    General CommentThe chorus is french, it translates into:
    Song for the Chason little children for all the world
    Song for the little children
    Song for all the world

    what was he on?!
    "They all took their seats in the top of a tree

    And racoons brought wine and the mice they brought cheese "

    i dont know what its saying just thought you would appretiate the translation
    *Jessie*
    spoiled7547on April 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHah, I don't think this is supposed to be a trippy drug-inspired song. Volcano came out right after his daughter was born so it's really exactly what it says, a song for children. A whimsical tale in classic Jimmy style.
    rudeboy86on February 25, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song was written during his tine at St. Barts. He had good friends from Bermuda whose boat was named Venus, and their son was named Magnus. Yes, it was about the little children; but, taken from these good friends, who had 3 children - 2 girls and a son, Magnus. We were in St. Barts aboard a boat at the time.
    knollefarmon July 04, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis was the first song he wrote when he came to St. Barts in 1979. One morning, two little kids came up to his boat with croissants and a big mug of coffee. He wrote this song for those kids. One has grown up to be a reggae star. They were the Thrift kids from Nevus. Two of them became singers and one became a news personality in Bermuda. Jimmy says their parents have him to blame for the entire dysfunction in that family.
    onstagebabe04on December 05, 2013   Link

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