The Beatles Top 60 Solo Songs: #33: “Monkberry Moon Delight”- Paul McCartney. An album track on Paul McCartney’s 1971 album Ram- “Monkberry Moon Delight” is one of four songs from that album to appear in my Top 60. Lyrically the song is a bunch of nonsense but it’s a fun song- the words were chosen more for the phonetic sound than any meaning.
Paul would later say “When my kids were young they used to call milk ‘monk’ for whatever reason that kids do – I think it’s magical the way that kids can develop better names for things than the real ones. In fact, as a joke, Linda and I still occasionally refer to an object by that child-language name. So, monk was always milk, and monkberry moon delight was a fantasy drink, rather like ‘Love Potion No. 9’, hence the line in the song, ‘sipping monkberry moon delight’. It was a fantasy milk shake.”