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Subject: Banana Republic: Jimmy Buffet
From: Geetz Romo (inactive)
Date: 13 Jun 99 - 03:57 PM

Can you help me with the lyrics and chords? I'm slowly trying to remeber songs I once played, and this site is helping.


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Subject: RE: Banana Republic: Jimmy Buffet
From: Art Thieme
Date: 13 Jun 99 - 11:42 PM

I believe this song was written by Steve Goodman along with J.B. I'll dig it out in a while---but not right away.

Art


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Subject: RE: Banana Republic: Jimmy Buffet
From: Geetz Romo (inactive)
Date: 14 Jun 99 - 12:20 AM

Thanks,Art. Geetz


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Subject: RE: Banana Republic: Jimmy Buffet
From: catspaw49
Date: 14 Jun 99 - 01:22 AM

While Art's looking, I'll try to help with lyrics and chords. Lyrics are words and chords are harmonius note groupings such as you might play on guitar or autoharp. Hope that was helpful................

catspaw---R.W.A. (Resident Wise Ass)


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Subject: RE: Banana Republic: Jimmy Buffet
From: PJ
Date: 14 Jun 99 - 03:04 AM

kittyfoot-- That was very helpful. Here I thought leer-icks were the noises Italian men made while staring at ugly girls on the street...

Geetz Romo-- Have you tried www.margaritaville.com? That's Senor Buffet's website, and I think there's a link to some of his lyrics there. I'm married to a certified parrot-head (unfortunate medical condition aside, he also likes Jimmy Buffet a lot) I'll ask him where he keeps the emergency lyrics around the house. PJ


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Subject: Lyr Add: BANANA REPUBLICS (Steve Goodman)
From: Ted from Australia
Date: 14 Jun 99 - 05:31 AM

You will find this and a bunch of Buffett songs at

http://www.renegadeolga.com/ (too much of a hurry to do a blue clicky)

Regards Ted


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Subject: song -"BananaRepublics.crd" - Jimmy_Buffett
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This song is off the "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes"
albumn.
(Note to guitarists: I was sick of trying to figure out the chords
to the 4th line of the chorus. I finally had a suggestion
from a friend, so I put his best guess there.)

Banana Republics
================
By Steve Goodman\Jim Rothermel\Steve Burgh
(As performed by Jimmy Buffett)
 G                           Am           
Down to the Banana Republics, down to the tropical sun,
D G
go the expatriated Americans, hopin' to find some fun.
G Am
Some of them go for the sailing, caught by the lure of the sea.
D G
Tryin' to find what is ailing, livin' in the land of the free.
G Am
Some of them are running from lovers, leaving no foreward address.
D
Some of them are running tons of ganja,
G
some are running from the I.R.S.

(Chorus:)
Dm
Late at night you will find them,
Am
in the cheap hotels and bars,
C G C G D G
hustling the senioritas while they dance beneath the stars.
Dm Eb |x68886| D
Spending those renegade pesos on a bottle of rum and a lime,
C G
singin' give me some words I can dance to,
C G D7 G
or a mel - ody that rhymes.
2.
First you learn the native customs,
soon a word of spanish or two.
You know that you cannot trust them,
'cause they know they can't trust you.
Expatriated Americans, feelin' so all alone,
telling themselves the same lies
that they told themselves back home.

(solo) -play - G Am D G - Dm Am C G C G

Down to the Banana Republics, things aren't as warm as they seem,
none of the natives are buying any second-hand American dreams.
(repeat chorus)

Down to the Banana Republics, down to the tropical sun;
go the expatriated Americans hopin' to find some fun.
(repeat chords and fade)
------------------------------------

[Please forgive any errors I may have made. Suggestions and
comments are greatly appreciated...]
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// Mike A. Hall // "If I don't die by Thursday, //
// mhall@moe.coe.uga.edu // I'll be roarin' Friday night." //
// // --J.Buffett //
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Subject: RE: Banana Republic: Jimmy Buffet
From: Ted from Australia
Date: 14 Jun 99 - 06:59 PM

I have a bit more time now so "http://www.renegadeolga.com/olga/main/b/buffett_jimmy/"here's.a blue clicky.
Regards Ted


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Subject: RE: Banana Republic: Jimmy Buffet
From: Ted from Australia
Date: 14 Jun 99 - 07:02 PM

Buggerit
here.


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Subject: RE: Banana Republic: Jimmy Buffet
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 14 Jun 99 - 07:04 PM

And if all else fails look in the DT for the lyrics and chords. I know it's there because it was the first song I ever looked up.


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Subject: Bananna Republics
From: GUEST,John Baxter
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 02:24 AM

Hi, does anyone have the chords to Bananna republics by Steve Goodman? (also recorded by jimmy buffett). Thanks John


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: BANANA REPUBLICS (Steve Goodman)
From: GUEST,Owlkat
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 02:40 AM

Hi, Here goes. Hope I get the line breaks in the right places...

Banana Repbublics
Steve Goodman

  C
Down to the banana republics,
Dm
Down to the tropical sun,
G
Come the expatriated Americans
C
Hoping to have some fun.

Some of them come for the sailing,
Called by the lure of the sea,
Trying to cure what is ailing
From living in the land of the free.

Some of them them running from lovers,
Leaving no forward address.
Some of them are running marijuana,
Some are running from the IRS.

Gm
Late at night you can find them
Dm
In the cheap hotels and bars
F C F C G C
Hustling the senoritas while they dance beneath the stars. Gm
Spending their renegade pesos
B G (G7-G6-G)
On a bottle of rum and a lime,
F C F
Singing "Give me some words we can dance to,
C G C
Or a melody that rhymes."

First you learn the native customs
Then a word of Spanish or two.
You know that you cannot trust them
Because they know they can't trust you.

Expatriated Americans
Feeling so all alone,
Telling themselves the same lies
That they told themselves at home.

Late at night you can find them
In the cheap hotels and bars
Hustling the senoritas
While they dance beneath the stars.
Spending their renegade pesos
On a bottle of rum and a lime,
Singing "Give me some words we can dance to,
Or a melody that rhymes."

Down in the banana republics
Things aren't as bright as they seem.
None of the natives are buying
Any second-hand American dreams...
Cheers,
Owl.
Preformat commands <pre> (beginning) and </pre> (end) added to space chords.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Bananna Republics
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 02:41 AM

Lyrics and chords are in the DT, just look for BANANA. Great song, Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Bananna Republics
From: GUEST,Owlkat.
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 02:42 AM

Hi.
Ack. Well, that's the best I can do. Hope it makes some sense. Owl.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett?)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Jan 21 - 03:55 PM

This is a Steve Goodman song, right?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett?)
From: cnd
Date: 11 Jan 21 - 08:29 PM

Yes, alongside Steve Burgh and Jim Rothermel.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett?)
From: leeneia
Date: 13 Jan 21 - 05:02 PM

My husband has a brother, his brother has a wife. The wife has a niece who had three good friends of long standing. One terrible day, one of them committed suicide. They couldn't get over it.

Finally they got the idea of moving to Costa Rica, where nothing would be familiar. After six months, the niece moved back home, but last I heard, the others were working there, and they were not only speaking Spanish but thinking in Spanish.

Not everybody who changes countries deserves to be sneered at.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Banana Republics (Steve Goodman)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 May 21 - 03:21 PM

Here are the lyrics from the Digital Tradition:

BANANA REPUBLICS
(Steve Goodman )

G Am
Down to the Banana Republics down to the tropical sun.
D G
Come the expatriated American expecting to have some fun.

Am
Some of them come for the sailing drawn by the lure of the sea.
D G
To cure the spirit that's ailing from living in the land of the free.

Am
Some of them are running from lovers leaving no forward address.
D G
Some of them are running marijuana some are running from the IRS.

Dm Am
Late at night you can see them in the cheap hotels and bars.
C G D G
Hustling the senoritas as they dance beneath the stars.
Dm Am
Spending the renegade pesos on a bottle of rum and a lime.
C G D G
Singing give me some words I can dance to and a melody that rhymes.

Am
Once you learn the native customs and a word of Spanish or two.
D G
Then you know you can't trust them because they know they can't trust you.

Am
Down to the Banana Republics it is not always as warm as it seems.
D G
When none of the natives are buying and second have American Dreams.
Am
Expatriated American are feeling so all alone.
D G
Telling themselves the same lies that they told themselves at home.

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Subject: ADD Version: Banana Republics (Goodman)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 May 21 - 04:15 AM

Here's my transcription from a Steve Goodman live recording. There are a few words different from the Digital Tradition - I marked them in bold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvktfcfP7UY

BANANA REPUBLICS
(Steve Goodman )

Down to a Banana Republic, down to the tropical sun.
Come all the expatriated Americans expecting to have some fun.
Some of them come for the sailing drawn by the lure of the sea.
To cure the spirit that's ailing from living in the land of the free.
Now, some of them are running from lovers, leaving no forward address.
And some of them are running marijuana, and some are running from the IRS.

Late at night you can see them in the cheap hotels and bars.
Hustling the senoritas as they dance beneath the stars.
Spending the renegade pesos on a bottle of rum and a lime.
Singing, give me some words I can dance to and a melody that rhymes.

Once you learn the native customs and a word of Spanish or two.
Then you know you can't trust them because they know they can't trust you.
And down in Banana Republics it is not always as warm as it seems.
When none of the natives are buying any second-hand American Dreams.
The Expatriated Americans are feeling so all alone.
Telling themselves the same lies that they told themselves at home.

And late at night you can see them in the cheap hotels and bars.
Hustling the senoritas as they dance beneath the stars.
Spending the renegade pesos on a bottle of rum and a lime.
Singing, give me some words I can dance to and a melody that rhymes.

Here's a studio recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVB_-jBom1k


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