Lyrics

Bimini

Maritime-themed Song

Music and Lyrics © W. Olofson and M. McIntyre

Oh, ’til I go down to Bimini,
never take to liquor ’til I go down to Bimini.

We were all sailors ’til the day
our boat pulled in to Bimini Bay.
We tapped a keg. We loaded on.
Woke up to find the boat was gone!

Send my bail down to Bimini.
This town is wearisome.
Got thrown in jail just for drinkin’
Barbados rum, Barbados rum.

Oh, ’til I go down to Bimini,
never take to liquor ’til I go down to Bimini.

I recollect the other night,
seems like there was a friendly fight.
It was a woman brought me grief.
Her father was the police chief!

Send my bail down to Bimini.
This town is wearisome.
Got thrown in jail just for drinkin’
Barbados rum, Barbados rum.

I told them I would mend my ways.
They let me out in thirty days.
One little sip to quench my thirst,
Guss you should have read the label first!

Send my bail down to Bimini.
This town is wearisome.
Got thrown in jail just for drinkin’
Barbados rum, Barbados rum.

Oh, ’til I go down to Bimini,
never take to liquor ’til I go down to Bimini.

They say that Bimini can’t afford
to keep providing room and board.
I’m anchored here by ball and chain,
squeezin’ rum from sugar cane.

Send my bail down to Bimini.
This town is wearisome.
Got thrown in jail just for drinkin’
Barbados rum, Barbados rum.

Oh, ’til I go down to Bimini,
never take to liquor ’til I go down to Bimini.
Oh, ’til I go down to Bimini,
never take to liquor ’til I go down to Bimini.

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Song Notes

This song was recorded by the Kingston Trio and was released on their album Sold Out in 1960. Our friend Tom Lewis (with Polish group Qftry) recorded a version on his album, The Song Goes On, in 2011. Jon arranged this song for Bounding Main’s five voices for our 2016 CD, Fish Out of Water.