Saturday, September 11, 2004

Jimmy Buffet in Rhymingville

In preparation for Jimmy Buffet at Fenway Park on Sunday evening (oh what will I wear):
Havana Daydreamin'

Stashed his trash in Ecuador
Bought a good suit of clothes
Flew on up to Mexico
Standin' by the shore

Waitin' for some mystery man
To pay him for his time
But thinkin' about all the money he'd made
Couldn't help to ease his mind

Havana daydreamin'
Boy he's just dreamin'
His life away

His daddy chopped that sugar cane
One day he fell dead
Jesus had a wanderin' feelin'
Swimmin' around in his head

Sailin' on a midnight boat
There were no questions asked
The water so green and the air was so clean
He just stuck right to his task


Ceilin' fan it stirs the air
Cigar smoke does swirl
The fragrance on the pillowcase
And he thinks about the girl

Spillin' wine and sharin' good times
She sure could make him smile
He pays her well but what the hell
He'll be movin' in a little while


Jimmy Buffet 1975
Great lyrics written in the manner of common measure, that is 4/3/4/3 with an A/B/C/B rhyme scheme (except for that first stanza). Logan, loosen up, put your parrothead on, inhale, and try it again.

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