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“Margaritaville” By Jimmy Buffett ‘Ukulele Chords

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.

Jimmy Buffett
Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes
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Nibblin' on sponge cake,

watchin' the sun bake;
All of those tourists covered with oil.

Strummin' my six string on my front porch swing.

Smell those shrimp
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They're beginnin' to boil.

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Wasted away again in Margaritaville,
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Searchin' for my lost shaker of salt.
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Some people claim that there's a woman to blame,
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But I know it's nobody's fault.

Don't know the reason,

Stayed here all season
With nothing to show but this brand new tattoo.

But it's a real beauty,

A Mexican cutie, how it got here
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I haven't a clue.


I blew out my flip flop,

Stepped on a pop top,
Cut my heel, had to cruise on back home.

But there's booze in the blender,

And soon it will render
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That frozen concoction that helps me hang on.