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Margaritaville, most lucrative song ever

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Jack the Sailor 06 Jun 13 - 03:06 PM
Jack the Sailor 06 Jun 13 - 03:13 PM
Ron Davies 06 Jun 13 - 03:20 PM
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GUEST,Allan Conn 06 Jun 13 - 06:32 PM
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Subject: RE: Margaritaville, most lucrative song ever
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 06 Jun 13 - 03:06 PM

The first I heard of "the lost verse"

"Old men in tank tops,
Cruising the gift shops,
Checkout chakeetas down shore.
Dreaming of weight loss,
wish they could be their own boss,
These three day vacations become such a bore"

Was on the live Compilation "Jimmy Buffet Live! You had to be there. In the 1970's It had a lot of little parrot head nuggets like that on it including my introduction to Jimmy's more poetic, folkier side with great renditions of "He Went to Paris", "A Pirate looks at 40" and "The Captain and The Kid." All are sweet little biographies not out of place in any reasonably contemporary nautical song repertoire.

here is the URL for the album on You-tube, I hope it works for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG2W6wdMBnc


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Subject: RE: Margaritaville, most lucrative song ever
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 06 Jun 13 - 03:13 PM

If the youtube album is incomplete, here is the amazon listing.


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Subject: RE: Margaritaville, most lucrative song ever
From: Ron Davies
Date: 06 Jun 13 - 03:20 PM

Chakeeta sounds like a Russian rattle,


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Subject: RE: Margaritaville, most lucrative song ever
From: Ron Davies
Date: 06 Jun 13 - 03:21 PM

Face it, spelling counts.


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Subject: RE: Margaritaville, most lucrative song ever
From: GUEST,Allan Conn
Date: 06 Jun 13 - 06:32 PM

"just never heard of Jimmy Buffett (or Jerry Jeff Walker).   Never heard the song either."

Neither have I. Some people seem to find it hard to accept that just because something is reasonably well known in the States it doesn't mean it is known the world over. Someone said from a UK perspective Buffet was a one hit wonder - but to be a one hit wonder you have to first have a hit. He has had no hits here! Just checked the Guiness Book of Hit Singles and Albums and he's not listed. Not even in the bottom echelons of the charts. No presence at all. Plenty other songs haven't been hits but are well known but again like you, this is the first time I've even heard of the song. If it was getting played 'a lot' on the radio in the late 1970s then I don't know how I managed to miss it - cos I listened to a hell of a lot of radio in those days!


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Subject: RE: Margaritaville, most lucrative song ever
From: Ron Davies
Date: 07 Jun 13 - 11:17 PM

I'm not surprised some in the UK had not heard the song--or heard of Jimmy.

I was actually more surprised that there was a P.H.U K.


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