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Q (Frank Staplin) 02 Jun 13 - 12:07 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 02 Jun 13 - 12:17 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 02 Jun 13 - 12:51 PM
GUEST,leeneia 02 Jun 13 - 10:11 PM
Joe Offer 03 Jun 13 - 03:04 AM
Ron Davies 03 Jun 13 - 06:19 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE (Jimmy Buffett)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 02 Jun 13 - 12:07 PM

CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE
(Jimmy Buffett)

Tried to amend my carnivorous habits
Made it nearly seventy days
Losin' weight without speed, eatin' sunflower seeds
Drinkin' lots of carrot juice and soakin' up rays.

But at night I'd had these wonderful dreams
Some kind of sensuous treat
Not zucchini, fettucini or Bulgar wheat
But a big warm bun and a huge chunk of meat.

CHORUS:
Cheeseburger in paradise (paradise)
Heaven on earth with an onion slice (paradise)
Not too particular, not too precise (paradise)
I'm just a cheeseburger in paradise.

Heard about the old time sailor men
They eat the same thing again and again
Warm beer and bread they said could raise the dead
Well, it reminds me of the menu at a Holiday Inn.

Times have changed for sailors these days
When I'm in port I get what I need
Not just Havanas or bananas or daiquiris
But that American creation on which I feed.

CHORUS:
Cheeseburger in paradise (paradise)
Medium rare with mustard 'be nice (paradise)
Heaven on earth with an onion slice (paradise)
I'm just a cheeseburger in paradise.

I like mine with lettuce and tomato
Heinz 57 and French fried potatoes
Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer
Well good god almighty, which way do I steer for my...

CHORUS:
Cheeseburger in paradise (paradise)
Makin' the best of every virtue and vice (paradise)
Worth every damn bit of sacrifice (paradise)
To get a cheeseburger in paradise
To be a cheeseburger in paradise
I'm just a cheeseburger in paradise.

CODA:
I like mine with lettuce and tomato
Heinz 57 and French fried potatoes
Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer
Well good god almighty, which way do I steer.


Jimmy Buffet could be called the poet laureate of the average Joe who has a low-paid job pearl-diving in a café, or as a "sanitary engineer"
with the city.

His songs are sheer genius (although Joe Offer disagrees).

From lyricsfreak.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cheeseburger in Paradise
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 02 Jun 13 - 12:17 PM

Delete 'dear' from end of verse 5.

I'm fixin' to make a Q Special hamburger tonight. Buffet's song make my salivary glands flow.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cheeseburger in Paradise
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 02 Jun 13 - 12:51 PM

Of the versions on youtube, watch?v=wb9PXbAsyUg is recommended.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cheeseburger in Paradise
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 Jun 13 - 10:11 PM

Thanks, Q. That was fun


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cheeseburger in Paradise
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Jun 13 - 03:04 AM

Hey, Q, give me a break! I compared Jimmy Buffett to Hemingway, didn't I? Isn't that respect enough?

I'd never taken the time to listen to "Cheeseburger" before. It's a good one, especially poignant at this time when I'm considering reforming my dissolute lifestyle....

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cheeseburger in Paradise
From: Ron Davies
Date: 03 Jun 13 - 06:19 AM

Hey, congratulations, Q--I had no idea how great a song this was.    I'm going to have to learn it now-- I even took the plunge and spent my 99 cents to buy it. And I'm totally sold--going to have to see Jimmy if I ever have a chance.

And even more huzzahs for turning Joe into a Parrothead.


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