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Lyr/Chords Req: Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett?)

13 Jun 99 - 03:57 PM (#86394)
Subject: Banana Republic: Jimmy Buffet
From: Geetz Romo (inactive)

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


13 Jun 99 - 11:42 PM (#86479)
Subject: RE: Banana Republic: Jimmy Buffet
From: Art Thieme

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


14 Jun 99 - 12:20 AM (#86483)
Subject: RE: Banana Republic: Jimmy Buffet
From: Geetz Romo (inactive)

Thanks,Art. Geetz


14 Jun 99 - 01:22 AM (#86498)
Subject: RE: Banana Republic: Jimmy Buffet
From: catspaw49

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)


14 Jun 99 - 03:04 AM (#86508)
Subject: RE: Banana Republic: Jimmy Buffet
From: PJ

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


14 Jun 99 - 05:31 AM (#86518)
Subject: Lyr Add: BANANA REPUBLICS (Steve Goodman)
From: Ted from Australia

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...]
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// 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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14 Jun 99 - 06:59 PM (#86686)
Subject: RE: Banana Republic: Jimmy Buffet
From: Ted from Australia

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


14 Jun 99 - 07:02 PM (#86688)
Subject: RE: Banana Republic: Jimmy Buffet
From: Ted from Australia

Buggerit
here.


14 Jun 99 - 07:04 PM (#86691)
Subject: RE: Banana Republic: Jimmy Buffet
From: John in Brisbane

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.


11 Jan 21 - 03:55 PM (#4087540)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett?)
From: Joe Offer

This is a Steve Goodman song, right?


11 Jan 21 - 08:29 PM (#4087562)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett?)
From: cnd

Yes, alongside Steve Burgh and Jim Rothermel.


13 Jan 21 - 05:02 PM (#4087806)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Banana Republics (Jimmy Buffett?)
From: leeneia

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.