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mighty joe moon


composers
Grant Lee Phillips


publisher
Storm Hymnal Music / Chrysalis Music Ltd


background
This cover of Grant Lee Buffalo's Mighty Joe Moon appeared on the Home Maxi CD.

Grant Lee Buffalo were a favourite of Jim and Charlie, being active in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Whilst collecting material to use as B-sides for Black And White 050505, Charlie remembered this song and put it on Jim's iPod.

Jim's reaction was I'd love to do that.




lyrics
Have you been to the cumberland gap? Oh no.
Fix your eyes on the green of the map... Oh no.
Where the appalachians rise? Oh no.
Oh no.

Have you tasted the finest of trout? Oh no.
Have you slept in a log-burning house... Oh no.
With your feet flopping over the couch? Oh no.
Oh no.

Like Mighty Joe Moon there is no controlling him.
Drive off a bridge if he choose to swim.
Mighty Joe Moon canít prevent what is heaven sent.
Joe canít control where his money goes.
Heís Mighty Joe.

Have you been to the cumberland gap? Oh no.
The air is sweeter than oranges now. Oh no.
Oh no.

And Mighty Joe Moon there is no controlling him.
Drive off a bridge if he choose to swim.
Mighty Joe Moon canít prevent what is heaven sent.
Joe canít control where his money goes.
Heís Mighty Joe.



discography
Single Version (3:45)
Produced by Jez Coad and Simple Minds
Arranged by Jez Coad
Programmed by Jez Coad
Engineered by Jez Coad
Mixed by Bob Clearmountain

Home Maxi CD Single Home European CD Single