I sort of missed the prime Jimmy Buffett years, but still grew up with his tunes blasting through the yard on weekends. He managed to sell a lifestyle along with his music that really speaks to people. As far as marketing goes, he’s a genius.
Here’s his number one hit in all of its simple glory.
D Nibblin' on sponge cake, watchin' the sun bake; A7 All of those tourists covered with oil. Strummin' my six string on my front porch swing. Smell those shrimp D D7 They're beginnin' to boil. Chorus: G A D D7 Wasted away again in Margaritaville, G A D D7 Searchin' for my lost shaker of salt. G A D A G Some people claim that there's a woman to blame, A7 D But I know it's nobody's fault. D Don't know the reason, Stayed here all season A7 With nothing to show but this brand new tattoo. But it's a real beauty, A Mexican cutie, how it got here D D7 I haven't a clue. Chorus> D I blew out my flip flop, Stepped on a pop top, A7 Cut my heel, had to cruise on back home. But there's booze in the blender, And soon it will render D D7 That frozen concoction that helps me hang on. Chorus>