"Gotta Jibboo" as written by and Trey Anastasio....
Momma sing sing thatcha gotta jibboo.
Papa sing gotta jibboo

Momma sing sing thatcha gotta jibboo.
Gotta jibboo and keep on drinking, too

Gotta Jibboo


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"Gotta Jibboo" as written by Trey Anastasio

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    General CommentI love this song, I have no idea what Jibboo means, but that's the beauty of Phish. I truly think our generation is a bunch of hippie wannabes...these songs are soo chill, and so pointless, but they are beautiful all the same....Peace&Love to those who love Phish!
    SouthernBelleon December 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI hate Hippies but i love phish
    Tobb555on February 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think hippies are refreshing. then i think i need refreshing. that is when i have a beard and i wake up the 17th time in a strange place and fall out of the bus and wonder what day it is only because i need to be on time to the show. other times i think hippies that shit on the lawns in morrison colorado and rip off the small buisnessesare not hippies. or maybe they are. and the people i respect and love at the shows are just people. maybe the hippies are the ones that can shit werever they want and not care because they are only interested in themselves being wasted. anyway this song makes no sense like some phishheads. but i like it too.
    tonyshawn2006on August 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsome songs people dismiss as meaningless when there really can be a meaning behind it. but this song truly has no meaning. its just a fun song.
    charlier1215on January 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song of jam packed full of good-to-know-life-meaning that Trey passes on to our souls everyday. It means (to me) that you gotta' do what you gotta' do - weather it be dancing, cleaning, writing a letter, going to work, taking a walk - just gotta' jibbo' and enjoy life in general. Mommas and Papas know the best of how to enjoy life, so they sing gotta' jibboo', gotta' jibboo'. It can almost become a phrase-verb. "Hey man, gotta' jibboo' and have great day." or "I'm going to gotta' jibboo'." or even "I'm gotta' jibboo'." But as busy as life becomes, don't forget its totally great to enjoy a drink at the end of the day/week, whatever your prefrence.
    Testaboneon March 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThink their having fun singing about ganja goo. Listen when they start saying it quickly.. This is a mix of granola, honey, weed etc sold by phans at their shows
    Sasdon August 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think jiboo is to "jam" or "dance" or "party"...but i prefer "jam" cause when they play it live they just jam for what seems like forever.

    All hail phish - a new smarter breed of musicians
    krsmqnon May 24, 2009   Link
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    General Commentok...i got this online from an urban dictionary -

    lol....5 meanings

    1. jibboo
    v. to dance freely while buzzed.
    Gotta jibboo and keep on drinking too.


    2. jibboo
    something you just gotta do
    momma sing sing thatcha gotta jibboo, papa sing gotta jibboo!


    3. jibboo
    a character in the Dr. Seuss books.
    Sometimes the doctor asked us, what would we do?
    If we met up with a Jibboo?


    4. jibboo
    a joint, a reefer, a marijuana cigarette, a jib.
    you gotta jibboo but you keep on drinking, too.


    5. jibboo
    v. To micturate (to pee)
    Momma, I gotta jibboo!

    man...i love these dudes

    "And silence contagious in moments like these
    Consumed me and strengthened my will to appease"







    krsmqnon May 24, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningTrey wrote the song for his daughter who called her baby bottle a 'Jiboo'. When she wanted a drink of juice or milk she would say 'jiboo..jiboo!' and his wife would sing 'you gotta jiboo!'
    JimGwynnon November 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFreaking love this song.
    mangogirl805on February 13, 2010   Link

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