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Jimmy Buffett – King of Margaritaville

Jimmy Buffett is an equal opportunist. Not only did Buffett create a musical empire, but he also created a “state of mind.” Margaritaville is no longer just a song but now a hotel chain, Tequila brand, casinos, real estate and a musical.  He has accomplished a lot for a musician over the years.  Furthermore, he’s one hell of a songwriter!  Lastly, Buffett has paid his dues and conquered a lot to get to where he is now.  To this day, he’s still touring, performing and helping people learn to relax and be in the moment.  It’s Friday, so we decided to give a shout out to this wonderful musician and songwriter!  One of our favorite tracks from him is “A Pirate Looks At Forty”.  Enjoy!

Jimmy’s Notes:

The real pirate’s name was Phillip Clark. One of the most unforgettable characters I met when I first lived in Key West, back in the days before it turned into a boutique. When I finished the song, I knew I had done him justice, and it is a fitting eulogy to an old friend. He died a few years ago under an alias, washed up on a beach near San Francisco.  Afterwards, his body is flown back to Key West where some of his ashes are scattered at sea, and some still sit above the cash register in the Full Moon Saloon.

In addition, to being one of “The Big 8” songs that is played at every show, this track is off his 1974 album “A1A”.  Before it can get radio play, the song was shortened by deleting the fourth verse for the single.

Top 8 Tracks: 

“Come Monday”
“A Pirate Looks at Forty”
“Cheeseburger in Paradise”
“Why Don’t We Get Drunk” — only played occasionally, as of 2018″‘
“Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes”

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