While appearing on Late Night with David Letterman in March of 1983, the late great Jimmy Buffett performed acoustic versions of “Distantly in Love” and “Come Monday” while seated next to the host. Buffett explained that the second song, which Letterman requested he play, really hit home for him.
This is “Come Monday”…it is a song that kept me from killing myself in the Howard Johnson’s in Marin County… well it hit and I paid the rent got my dog out of the pound and … I was deathly depressed too I was in a Howard Johnson’s under Mount Tamalpais in Marin County and living there playing in San Anselmo it was awful and I wrote this song and it hit and the rest is history.
Rest in Peace Jimmy. We’ll always be looking for our lost shaker of salt.