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@ALBUM: A White Sport Coat And A Pink Crustacean
@SONG: Great Fillin' Station Holdup
@CHORDS: Mike A. Hall (mhall@moe.coe.uga.edu)
Great Fillin' Station Holdup
By: Jimmy Buffett
1973
 
Intro:  G  D  A  D
D      
I pulled into the regular pump
      G                D
I was feelin' quite at ease
                                          E                  A
I rolled down my window and told the man, "Fifty cents worth please"
 G                                  D
Then out jumped my partner with his trusty pellet gun
          D              D               A                 D
He said, "Boy, this is a holdup, keep 'a pumpin' and don't run"

Chorus:
              G            A                   D
     And now I wish I was somewhere other than here
      G            A           E           A           
     Down in some honky tonk, sippin' on a beer
          G            A                   D
     Yes I wish I was somewhere other than here
                G                     D
     Cause that great fillin' station holdup
      A               D
     Cost me two good years

We got fifteen dollars and a can of STP
A big ole jar of cashew nuts and a Japanese TV
Feelin' we had pulled the biggest heist of our career
We're wanted men, we'll strike again
But first let's have a beer

(Repeat chorus)

We were sittin' in the Krystal
About as drunk as we could be
In walked the deputy sheriff
And he's holdin' our TV
He roughed us and he cuffed us
And he took us off to jail
No picture on a poster
No reward and no bail

(Repeat chorus and fade)

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@SONG: Railroad Lady
Railroad Lady
By: Jimmy Buffett, Jerry Jeff Walker
1973

Chorus:
     F
     She's a railroad lady
            C
     Just a little bit shady
     G7                       C
     Spendin' her days on the train
             F
     She's a semi-good looker
             C        
     But the fast rails they took her
               G7                     F   G    C
     Now she's tryin', just tryin' to get home again

      C          C7            F               C
South Station in Boston to the freightyards of Austin
                                             G7
From the Florida sunshine to the New Orleans rain
C            C7
Now that the railpacks
    F         C
Has taken the best tracks
                             G7        C
She's tryin', just tryin' to get home again

Chorus:
     She's a railroad lady
     Just a little bit shady
     Spendin' her life on a train
     Once a pullman car traveller
     Now the brakeman won't have her
     She's tryin', just tryin' to get home again

Once a high ballin' loner he thought he could own her
Bought her a fur and a big diamond ring
She hocked 'em for cold cash
Left town on the Wabash
Never thinkin', never thinkin' of home way back then

But the rails are now rusty
The dinin' car's dusty
Gold plated watches have taken their toll
Yeah the railroads are dyin'
And the lady she's cryin'
On a bus to Kentucky and home that's her goal

Chorus:
     She's a railroad lady
     Just a little bit shady
     Spendin' her life on a train
     She's a semi-good looker
     But the fast rails they took her
     Now she's tryin', just tryin' to get home again

C        G7                  F    G    C     
Yes on a bus to Kentucky and home once again

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@SONG: He Went To Paris
@CHORDS: Mike A. Hall (mhall@moe.coe.uga.edu)
He Went To Paris
By: Jimmy Buffett
1973
From "A White Sport Coat And A Pink Crustacean"

A                 
He went to Paris lookin' for answers
   D                           A
To questions that bothered him so

He was impressive, young and aggressive
D                       E7
Savin' the world on his own

       D
But the warm summer breezes
    A
The French wines and cheeses
D                       E7
Put his ambition at bay
    A
The summers and winters

Scattered like splinters
    D            E7             A
And four or five years slipped away
 
Then he went to England, played the piano
And married an actress named Kim
They had a fine life, she was a good wife
And bore him a young son named Jim

And all of the answers and all of the questions
Locked in his attic one day
'Cause he liked the quiet clean country livin'
And twenty more years slipped away
 
Well the war took his baby, the bombs killed his lady
And left him with only one eye
His body was battered, his whole world was shattered
And all he could do was just cry

While the tears were a' fallin' he was recallin'
Answers he never found
So he hopped on a freighter, skidded the ocean
And left England without a sound
 
Now he lives in the islands, fishes the pilin's 
And drinks his Green Label each day
Writing his memoirs, losin' his hearin'
But he don't care what most people say

Through eighty-six years of perpetual motion
If he likes you he'll smile and he'll say 
"Jimmy, some of it's magic, some of it's tragic
But I had a good life all the way"

    A         
And he went to Paris lookin' for answers
   D         E7                  A 
To questions   that bothered him so

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@SONG: Grapefruit-Juicy fruit 
Grapefruit-Juicy fruit
By: Jimmy Buffett
1973

Intro:  B  C   B  C   F#  G   B  C

B    C        B       C
Grapefruit  a bathin' suit
              F#    G
Chew a little juicy fruit
              C
Wash away the night

B     C         B      C
Drive-in    you guzzle gin
                F#     G
Commit a little mortal sin
                  C
It's good for the soul

Chorus:
 Dm7           G7   Cmaj7       C6 
     And oh it gets so    damn lonely
 Dm7             G7        Cmaj7
     When you're on a plane alone
 Dm7                  G7             Cmaj7               C6       
     And if I had the money honey I'd strap you in beside me
  D7                          G7                  
     And never ever leave you leave you at home all alone and cryin'
      

Ten speed  no need
My pickup gets me where I please
Chuggin' down the street

But I'll be leavin'
In a little while
So close your eyes and I'll
I'll be back real soon

Spoken: "Ah, take it Refers...  Lady's choice, everybody dance..."
  
Repeat chorus

-----------------------------------------------------------------Chord diagrams: F# - |xx4322| D7 -|xxo212| Dm7 - |xxo211| G7 - |32ooo1| Cmaj7-|x32ooo| C6 - |xx2213|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
@SONG: Cuban Crime of Passion @CHORDS: Sean Costello (costells@guvax.georgetown.edu) Cuban Crime of Passion By: Jimmy Buffett 1973 Intro: D G(alt) D(alt) A(alt) G(alt) D(alt2) D G D Well now Billy Voltaire was a piano player up from Miami way He used to play in the bars, he could sound like the stars E7 A7 The ladies would pay and pay G D C G But one night he did wind up playin' in Havana town D A D Nobody knew, least Billy Voltaire that these were his final sounds He met up with Merrita, a dancer in from the coast Half woman, half child she drove him half wild He loved that lady the most But one night he did find her in the arms of shrimper Dan So he pulled a knife, took poor Danny's life Then he turned his own cold hand Chorus: D G It's just a Cuban crime of passion D Messy and old-fashioned A D Yeah, that's what the papers did say G It's just a Cuban crime of passion D Anjejo and knives a-slashin' A A-B-C But that's what the people like to read about A-B-C D Up in America, up in America (Repeat Intro chords) Well now, they never found Merrita Some people say she got ill Billy Voltaire had no one to claim him He was buried on Pauper's Hill And no one talks about him no more, it happened just a week ago But people get by and people get high, In the tropics they come and they go (Repeat chorus) (Repeat Intro chords and fade)
Chord diagrams:*********************************************|xx0787| - G(alt)|xx0-11-10-10| - D(alt)|xx09-10-9| - A(alt)|xx0775| - D(alt2)*********************************************-------------------------------------------------------------------
@SONG: Why Don't We Get Drunk @CHORDS: Mike A. Hall (mhall@moe.coe.uga.edu) Why Don't We Get Drunk By: Marvin Gardens (A.K.A. Jimmy Buffett) 1973 D D7 G D I really do, appreciate the fact you're sittin' here Your voice sounds so wonderful E7 A7 But your face don't look too clear G D So barmaid bring a pitcher, another round a' brew G A D D7 Honey why don't we get drunk and screw? Chorus: G A D Why don't we get drunk and screw? E7 A7 I just bought a waterbed filled up for me and you G They say you are a snuff queen D Honey I don't think that's true G A D So, why don't we get drunk and screw Spoken: "Pick it Coral Reefers, here we go..." Solo (violin) Chorus: Why don't we get drunk and screw? I just bought a waterbed filled up for me and you They say you are a snuff queen Honey I don't think that's true So, why don't we get drunk and screw? Yeah, now baby I say, "Lord!," Why don't we get drunk and screw --------------------------------------------------------------------- @SONG: Peanut Butter Conspiracy @CHORDS: Mike A. Hall (mhall@moe.coe.uga.edu) Peanut Butter Conspiracy By: Jimmy Buffett 1973 C G Looking back at my hard luck days F C I really do have to laugh C G Working in a dive for twenty six dollars F G Spending it all on grass F C We were hungry hard luck heros F G Trying just to stay alive F C We'd go down to the corner drug D G This is how we'd survive Chorus: C Who's going to steal the peanut butter? F C I'll get a can of sardines C Running up and down the aisle of the mini mart F G Sticking food in our jeans F C We never took more than we could eat F G There was plenty left on the rack F C We all swore if we ever got rich G C We would pay the mini mart back F C F C Yes sir! Yes sir! G C We would pay the mini mart back It was a two man operation Had it all down on a note Ricky would watch that big round mirror And I'd fill up my coat Then we'd head for the checkout aisle With a lemon and a bottle of beer Into to the car, got to make it on home Supper time's gettin' near (Repeat chorus) I guess every good picker has had some hard times I sure had my share It's really kind of funny to laugh at it now But I don't want to go back there So every now and then when I'm in the grocery I take a little but not much You never know when those hard times will hit you And I don't want to lose my touch (Repeat chorus) ----------------------------------------------------------------------- @SONG: They Don't Dance Like Carmen No More @CHORDS: Mike A. Hall (mhall@moe.coe.uga.edu) They Don't Dance Like Carmen No More By: Jimmy Buffett 1973 Intro: (see tab) C A F G C A F G
(Intro Tab:) ("Run" tab:)e----------------- e -------------------------b----------------- b ----------2--3--2--------g----------------- g ----------2-----2-------- d----------------- d ----------2-----2--------a-----0--3--0----- a -3-2-1-------------------E---3------------- E -------------------------
C A F G Walkin' down new streets the music is loud C A F G Neon signs bring in tumultuous crowds F G "Run" A But I'm just an old man, I'd probably get sore F G C C A F G Cause they don't dance like Carmen no more She and old Cougie, my what a pair Just doin' the Rhumba as no one else dared Slidin' and glidin' past Hollywood floors But they don't dance like Carmen no more She had a big hat, my it was high Had bananas and mangos all piled to the sky And how she could balance it, I wouldn't dare Cause they don't dance like Carmen nowhere But the lady's not with us, she died long ago And they don't run her movies on late midnight shows Cause the kids would get restless, and the grown-ups would snore Cause they don't dance like Carmen no more (Repeat second verse w/ "hardwood waxed floors") No more, no more And I'm just an old man, I'd probably get sore But they don't dance like Carmen no more 10 cents a dance, might take a chance (fade) ------------------------------------------------------------------- @SONG: I Have Found Me A Home @CHORDS: (costells@guvax.georgetown.edu)/(mhall@moe.coe.uga.edu) I Have Found Me A Home By: Jimmy Buffett 1973 A D Days drift by, they don't have names A D None of the streets here look the same G Em A D There's so many quiet places E7 A7 Smilin' eyes match the smilin' faces Chorus: G Em A D G Em A Bm And I have found me a home, I have found me a home G D E7 A7 You can have the rest of everything I own G Em A D 'Cause I have found me a home My old red bike gets me around To the bars and the beaches of my town There aren't many reasons I would leave 'Cause I have found me some peace Bm And the ladies aren't demanding here, D They'll never ask too much Bm E7 When you're comin' off a cold love, that's sure A7 A nice warm touch (Repeat Chorus) And the days drift by, they don't have names And none of the streets here look the same There aren't many reasons I would leave 'Cause I have found me some peace (Repeat chorus) -------------------------------------------------------------------- @SONG: My Lovely Lady @CHORDS: Mike A. Hall (mhall@moe.coe.uga.edu) My Lovely Lady By: Jimmy Buffett 1973 C G When I pay my bills F C Gonna leave these Tennessee hills Am Take my lady to the sea C G That's where we both come from F C That's where we both belong Am G Think I'll go back to the Keys Chorus: F C 'Cause I don't want the fame that brings confusion F G Am Where people recognize you on a plane F C All I want's the quiet and the comforts D G C That livin' with my lovely lady brings Somehow we survived the double talk and jive Things are looking better all the time I owe her all I can 'cause she made me understand The simple way that we should live our lives Chorus: And I don't want the fame that brings confusion Where people recognize you on a plane All I want's the quiet and the comforts That livin' with my lovely lady brings Let me tell you now she can eat her own weight up in crab meat And there's plenty of that down there by the sea Well we're sailin' in those warm December breezes Sendin' picture postcards back to Tennessee Chorus: Yes and I don't want the fame that brings confusion Where people recognize you on a plane All I want's the quiet and the comforts That livin' with my lovely lady brings Yeah that livin' with my lovely lady brings ---------------------------------------------------------------------- @SONG: Death of an Unpopular Poet @CHORDS: Sean Costello (costells@guvax.georgetown.edu) Death of an Unpopular Poet By: Jimmy Buffett 1973 Note: ** This song is played capoed on the 5th fret. The key is generally ** "D" in the verse, but with a bassnote run. ** It's fingerpicked, so play with it a little to get the right sound. Intro: D D/C# D/B D/A G A D Dsus4 D D D/C# D/B D/A G A I once knew a poet who lived before his time D D/C# D/B D/A G A He and his dog Spooner listened while he'd rhyme Bm F#m Bm C C/B Am7 A Asus4 A Words to make you happy, words to make you cry D D/C# D/B D/A G A D Dsus4 D Then one day the poet suddenly did die D D/C# D/B D/A G A Asus4 But he left behind a closet filled with verse and rhyme D D/C# D/B D/A G A Asus4 Through some strange transaction, one was printed in the Times Bm F#m Bm C C/B Am7 A Asus4 A And everybody's searchin' for the king of underground BRIDGE: D D/C# D/B D/A G A D Dsus4 Well they found him down in Florida with a tombstone for a crown G D/F# A G D/F# A Every-body knows the line from his book that cost $4.99 G D/F# A G D Dsus4 D I wonder if he knows he's doin' quite this fine 'Cause his books are all bestsellers And his poems were turned to song Had his brother on the talk shows Though they never got along And now he's called immortal, yes he's even taught in school They say he used his talents, a most proficient tool But he left all of his royalties to Spooner his old hound Growin' old on steak and bacon in a doghouse ten feet 'round And everybody wonders did he really lose his mind? No he was just a poet who lived before his time He was just a poet who lived before his time ------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------- ******************************************************************** -------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclaimer -(please read)-: These chord arrangments were created for private use. Anyone who distributes them or copies them is in risk of violating copyright laws. We claim no responsibility for what others do with these lyrics and chord arrangements. Thank you, The GCC authors [end of disclaimer] --------------------------------------------------------------------- - end of AWSPAAPC section - MAH 9/8/94
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