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Tampa Bay's mystery monkey now has his own theme song

You've seen the monkey on national TV. You've become one of the 73,000 fans of the monkey's Facebook page.

Now you can boogie along to the song, "Doin' the Mystery Monkey," released by country recording artists Noah and Jesse Bellamy. The song was launched earlier this month, along with a YouTube video featuring footage of various monkey sightings in the news.

Originally from Dade City, Florida, the brothers — whose father and uncle are the well-known Bellamy Brothers — now live in Nashville and have toured the U.S. and Europe. Jesse Bellamy said he and his brother got a "dare" from one of the monkey's Twitter pages to write a song, so one day when they were in the studio, they decided to record one.

"We keep up with the hometown news and have been following the monkey on Twitter and Facebook," Bellamy said. "It was more out of homesickness than anything else."

The song heavily mentions St. Petersburg and references local landmarks and some of the monkey's reported activities. An example of the lyrics: Gettin' drunk on daquiris out by the pool/then he goes and raids the neighbor's fridge/Later tonight he'll be a-swinging neath the stars all the way across the Howard Frankland Bridge.

It also takes jabs at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for giving the monkey a hard time.

To listen to the song, visit www.jesseandnoah.com and click on "News."

Tampa Bay's mystery monkey now has his own theme song 04/16/10 [Last modified: Friday, April 16, 2010 4:13pm]
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