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Beach House on the Moon

Today is the day people!

It is Jimmy Buffett concert day.

The show is in Jacksonville.

In honor of that, I am going to pick my Top 25 Buffett sings.

Believe me, this will be a daunting task.

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1. I will play for Gumbo – Beach House on the Moon

“It could be it’s that sausage or those pretty pink shrimp
Or that popcorn rice that makes me blow up like a blimp
Maybe it’s that voodoo from Marie Laveau
But I will play for gumbo”

2. Nautical Wheelers – Boats, Beaches, Bars and Ballads

“So won’t you dream on comrades;
seems nothing affects you,
nothing, no reason nor rhyme.
That’s cause everyone here is just more than
contented to be living and dying in three quarter time.”

3. Frank and Lola – Last Mango in Paris

“So they strolled along the highway, they walked along the beach
They stopped at several raw bars where they slurped a dozen each”

4. The Captain and the Kid – Down to Earth

“He’s somewhere on the ocean now that’s where he oughta be
With one hand on the starboard rail he’s wavin’ back at me”

5. The Wino and I Know – Living and Dying in 3/4 Time

“And the wino and I know the joy of the ocean
Like a boy knows the joy of his milkshake in motion
Strange situation, wild occupation
Livin’ my life like a song”

6. Banana Republics – Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes

“Down to the Banana Republics, down to the tropical sun
Go the expatriated Americans hopin’ to find some fun”

7. Oysters and Peals – Encores

“Still, it’s all a mystery,
This place we call the world
Most are fine as oysters
While some become pearls”

8. Far Side of the World

“There are jobs and chores and questions
And plates I need to twirl,
But tonight I’ll take my chances,
On the Far Side of the World.”

9. Nobody Speaks to the Captain No More – Floridays

“So he bought a town, but he sold the sea
Claimed a shallow victory
On an iron ship, with a wooden crew
They hit the reef when the moon was new”

10. Love in the Library – Fruitcakes

“Near Civil War history my heart skipped a beat”

11. West Nashville Grand Ballroom Gown – Living and Dying in 3/4 Time

“Father had money and her mother had love
Channelled entirely to her dear sister Dove
Twenty-two years in society’s plan
Was cancelled in the swing of her dear mother’s hand”

12. Come Monday – Living and Dying in 3/4 Time

“Come Monday, it’ll be all right
Come Monday, I’ll be holdin’ you tight
I spent four lonely days in a brown L. A. haze
And I just want you back by my side”

13. MaƱana – Son of a Son of a Sailor

“She said I can’t go back to America soon
It’s so damn cold it’s gonna snow until June
Yeah, they’re freezin’ up in Buffalo stuck in their cars
And I’m lyin’ here ‘neath the sun and the stars.”

14. Bama Breeze – Take the Weather with You

“At the Bama Breeze
You’re one of our own down there
You never drink alone down there
Good God I feel at home down there”

15. Whoop De Doo – Take the Weather with You

“If I’m over the moon
It’s because that’s what I am
Funny that once
I used to give a damn
And I’d do anything
In the whole wide world for you
Whoop de doo”

16. Nothin’ but a Breeze – Take the Weather with You

“Life is much too short for some folks
For other folks it just drags on
Some folks like the taste of smokey whiskey
Others figure tea is too strong”

17. Hula Girl at Heart – Take the Weather with You

“She owns a window to the ocean
She has a pipeline to the sky”

18. Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On – Take the Weather with You

“Don’t try to explain it just bow your head
Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On”

19. My Lovely Lady – A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean

“Let me tell you now she can eat her own weight up in crab meat
And there’s plenty of that down there by the sea
Well, we’re sailing in those warm December breezes
Sendin’ picture post cards back to Tennessee.”

20. Mental Floss – Banana Wind

“I’d Like To Be A Jelly Fish
Because Jelly Fish Don’t Pay Rent
They Don’t Walk, They Don’t Talk
With Some Euro-Trash Accent”

21. Migration – A1A

“Well now if I ever live to be an old man
I’m gonna sail down to Martinique
I’m gonna buy me a sweat-stained Bogart suit
And an African parakeet
And then I’ll sit him on my shoulder
And open up my trusty old mind
I gonna teach him how to cuss, teach him how to fuss
And pull the cork out of a bottle of wine”

22. Boat Drinks – Volcano

“Lately, newspaper mentioned cheap air fare
I gotta to fly to Saint Somewhere
I’m close to bodily harm”

23. One Particular Harbor

“But there’s this one particular harbor
So far but yet so near
Where I see the days as they fade away
Finally disappear”

24. Savannah Fare You Well – Far Side of the World

“There is something in the wind tonight
Some kind of change of weather
Somewhere some devil’s mixing fire and ice
together
I got a feeling that the dark side of the moon
is one the rise”

25. Pirate Looks at Forty – A1A

“Yes, I am a pirate two hundred years too late.”