Monkey Man (Toots & the Maytals song)
"Monkey Man" is a 1969 song by the ska and reggae group the Maytals, reaching number 47 in the UK Singles Chart. The song is about a girl choosing another man over Toots. Toots & the Maytals re-recorded the song on True Love with third wave ska band No Doubt.
|Single by The Maytals|
|Recorded||Dynamic Studios, Kingston, Jamaica|
|Label||Beverley's in Jamaica, Trojan Records in UK|
The song is frequently covered by other groups, most famously by British ska group The Specials, third-wave ska group Reel Big Fish, British singer Amy Winehouse, Japanese experimental rock band Melt-Banana, and Argentinian band Los Pericos.
- Lizz. "Toots and the Maytals". Outline Online. Retrieved 2017-07-15.
Well Monkeyman is all about a girl, a very good looking girl like you! I fell in love with her and then a monkey-looking man took her away from me but I thought she was in love with me. The guy was ugly and not good looking like me, ha ha!