Jimmy Buffett - Son Of A Son Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
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1
         
         
         
         
         
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1
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3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
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1
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X
X
1
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
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1
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10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
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X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
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3
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
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4
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
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1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
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3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
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3
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
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1
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
         
         
         
         
         
2
3
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
2
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1

9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
2
1
X
3
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1

B

variations
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
3
4
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
1
1
3
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
1
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
2
4
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
2
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
4
1

7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
4
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
4
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
4
         
         
         
         
         
X
2
1
3
4
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
4
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
1
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
X
2
4
3
X
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
4
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
2

7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
X
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
4
1
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
4

F7

variations
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
4
1
         
         
         
         
         
1
X
2
4
3
X
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
4
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
4

9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
4
11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
2
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
1
1
1
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2
11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X

G7

variations
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
1
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
4
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
X
2
4
3
X
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
2
11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
4
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
4
1

11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
4

C7

variations
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
4
1
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
1
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
1
4
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
4
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
2
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
X
1

9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
4
1
11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
4
         
         
         
         
         
X
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
2
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
1
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
2
4
3
         
         
         
         
         
X
2
1
3
1
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
2
4
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
1
4
1

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
2
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
2
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
1
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
2
4
3
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
X
1
1
1
X
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
2
4

7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
1
4
1
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
2
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
2
1
3
1
4
         
         
         
         
         
X
         
         
         
         
         
1
2
3
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
1
1
4
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
3
4
2
1
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X

E/D

         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1

A/C

variations
         
         
         
         
         
X
3
1
1
1
X
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
3
1
1
1
4
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
3
2
X
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
X
4
4
         
         
         
         
         
X
2
3
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
X
4
4
4
X
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
X
X
1
2
1
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
1
1
4
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
4
3
1
2
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
1
2
3
4
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
2
1
3
1
4
X
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
1
4
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
2
1
3
1
4
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
1
4
         
         
         
         
         
2
3
1
4
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
2
1
1
4
3
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
3
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
1

Cm7

variations
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
2
1
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
1
1
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
2
4
3
         
         
         
         
         
X
2
1
3
1
4
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
2
4
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
2
1

9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
1
4
1
11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
2

Gm7

variations
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
1
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No capo
AGs the son of a son of a sailor IF went out onC the sea foGr adventure ECxpanding the view of the Gcaptain and crew LDike a man just released frGom indenture AGs a dreamer of dreams and a traveling man IF have chalkCed up maGny a mile RCead dozens of books aboGut heroes and crooks ADnd I learned much from both of thGeir styles

Chorus

F Son of a soCn, son of a son G Son of a son of a sailor F Son of a guCn, load the last ton C One step ahead of the jailer Now away in the near future Southeast of disorder You can shake the hand of the Mango man As he greets you at the boarder And the lady she hails from Trinidad Island of the spices Salt for your meat and cinnamon sweet And the rum is for all your good vices F Haul the sheet in asC we ride on the wind G That our forefathers harnessed before us F Hear the bells ring as Cthe tide rigging sings G It's a son of a gun of a chorus Where it all ends I can't fathom my friends If I knew I might toss out my anchor So I'll cruise along always searching for songs Not a lawyer a thief or a banker But the son of a son, son of a son Son of a son of a sailor Son of a gun, load the last ton One step ahead of the jailer I'm just a son of a son, son of a son Son of a son of a sailor F The sea's in my veinCs, my tradition remains G I'm just glad I don't live in a trailer IA woke up in a strange room I'd never seen before Weird paintings on the walls Mirrors on the ceiling I bolted for the door LDookin' for my rentacar Was the Cordoba blue or red? TAryin' to remember where I put the keys Tryin' to remember what I said

Chorus

D I pushed the fool button A My night went haywire D I pushed the fool button E Set my brain on fire Now I was sittin' in the corner of a very laid back bar A little three piece band playin' on the stand Not knowin' what lay in store In a flash a man with a hat and a harmonica stormed the stage The crowd went berserk, the band said what a jerk As he went into a blues rampage

Chorus

It was a fool palace Double knit on parade They pushed the fool button As the skinny boy played and played Push it, push it, push it Try to make a point of protectin' the innocent But none of them can be found It can happen anytime Happen anyplace It can happen in your own home town If you don't believe my words Or think my story's true Get a bottle of rum and a Eskatrol And watch the same thing happen to you

Chorus

We'll push the fool button I'll meet you in the bar We'll push the fool button Where everyone's a star

B Bua

GFiven my liCfe for sonFgs that I singC MFatter of faCct, I've given eveFrythinCg TFime has coCme to not makFe a sounCd TFime has coCme to lay my burFdens downC WFhoa oh oh (woe oh woe oBh woeF oh) WChoa oh (woe oh woe oFh woeC oh) IGt's come fromC behind NFow is the tiGme FFor theC last liFne (lCast line) Managed to keep some friends on my side To live through the times of the rumors and lies Now it's time to rest my heart Let some other innocent fool take my part Whoa oh oh (woe oh woe oh woe oh) Whoa oh (woe oh woe oh woe oh) It's come from behind Now is the time For the last line (last line) Whoa oh oh oh (woe oh woe oh woe oh) Whoa oh (woe oh woe oh woe oh) It's come from behind Now it's the time For the last line (last line) So don't pay me no mind, I'm walkin' away You'll see me again on some other day You'll see me again, I'll be ready to go And pour out my songs with my heart and my soul Whoa oh oh (woe oh woe oh woe oh) Whoa oh (woe oh woe oh woe oh) It's come from behind Now is the time For the last line (last line) Yes it's come from behind Now is the time For the last line (last line) Ah the last line (last line) @SONG: Livingston Saturday Night Livingston Saturday Night By: Jimmy Buffett 1975 YEou got your Tony Lama's on your jeans prBessed tight YA7ou take a few tokes make yoEu feel alright RAockin' and a rollin' on a LiB7vingston Saturday nighEt PBickup's washed and you just got paid WA7ith any luck at all you migEht even get laid 'ACause they're pickin' and a Bkickin' on a LivingstEon Saturday night SAo won't you listen to the soEund of the hot country band BB7oot heels a' shufflin' on the daEnce floor sand SAing a song, play some pong, sEhoot a little pool HF7ittin' on the honeys right outta high scB7hool FAifteen may get ya twB7enty, that's all right 'A7Cause they'll be rockin' andB7 a rollin' on a LivinEgston Saturday night Whoa listen to the sound of the hot country band Boot heels a shufflin' on the dance floor sound Hum a song, play some pong, eat a deviled egg Temperature is risin' better pop another keg Fifteen may get ya twenty, that's all right 'Cause they'll be rockin' and a rollin' on a Livingston Saturday night Whoa ya gotta listen to the sound of the hot country band Boot heels a shufflin' on the dance floor sound Sing some songs, play some pong, eat a deviled egg Temperature is risin' better pop another keg Fifteen may get ya twenty, that's all right 'Cause they'll be rockin' and a rollin' on a Livingston Saturday night Yeah I say they'll be rockin' and a rollin' on a Livingston Saturday night One more time they'll be rockin' and a rollin' on a Livingston Saturday night @SONG: Cheeseburger in Paradise Cheeseburger in Paradise By: Jimmy Buffett 1978

Intro

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TGried to amenAd my carnivoDrous habits MGade it nearly seAventy days D LGosin' weight wiAthout speed, eatiDn' sunflower seeds DErinkin' lots of carrot juice and soAakin' up rays BGut at nightA I'd have theDse wonderfGul dreams SGome kind of seAnsuous treat Bm NGot zucchini, Dfettucini oGr bulgaDr wheat BGut a big waDrm bun and Aa huge hunk ofD meat

Chorus

G ChAeeseburger Din paradise G Heaven Aon Earth with anD onion slice G Not too Aparticular, Dnot too precise G I'mD just a CheAeseburDger in paradise Heard about the old time sailor men They eat the same thing again and again Warm beer and bread they said could raise the dead Well it reminds me of the menu at a Holiday Inn But times change, sailors these days When I'm in port I get what I need Not just Havanas or bananas or daiquiris But that American creation on which I feed

Chorus

Cheeseburger in Paradise Medium rare with mustard be nice Heaven on Earth with an onion slice I'm just a Cheeseburger in Paradise

Chorus

Cheeseburger in Paradise Makin' the best of every virtue and vice Worth every damn bit of sacrifice to get a Cheeseburger in Paradise I need a Cheeseburger in Paradise I'm just a Cheeseburger in Paradise Repeat intro Repeat Guitar Tacet part (above) E I sat there on G7the coast of MarseiC7lles Cm7 Bm7 A My thoughts came by Bm7like wind through mAy hanBm7d E How good it'd G7be to feel youC7 agaiCm7n Bm7 A How good it's Bm7be to feel that way A/EagainE/D A/C E/B C9 B9 E6 E Would you be G7remembering meC7 Cm7 Bm7 A I ask that questBm7ion time and agAain Bm7 E The answer camG7e and haunted mC7e so Cm7 Bm7 A I would not wantBm7 to think it agA/Eain E/D A/C E/B C9 No, I would not B9want to think Eit again Cm7 YouGm7uuuuuuuCm make it so Bhard to forget E C7 Cm7 IiiGm7iiiiiiiCm haven't Astopped lBoving you yeAt E When I left thG7e coast of MarseillesC7 Cm7 Bm7 A I hadn't done wBm7hat I'd come to dAo Bm7 E Spent alG7l the money I'd sC7aved Cm7 Bm7 A Still did not Bm7get over youA/E E/D A/C E/B C9 No, I still didB9 not get ovA/Eer yoE/Du A/C E/B Cm7 OoooC9oooooB9ooo E6 Chord diagrams: (EAGBDe) (use lots of bar chords, and walk down bass) A/C# - x4x2xo B9 - x21222 Cm7 - x35343 E6 - o2212----------|o
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TGhere's a cowboy in the jungle AAmnd he looks so out of place WDith his shrimpskin boots and his cheap cheroots ACnd his Dskin as whGite as paste HGeadin' south to Paraguay WAmhere the Gauchos sing and shout Now he's stuck in Porto Bello SCince his Dmoney allG ran out So he hangs out with the sailors Night and day they're raisin' hell And his original destination's just another Story that he loves to tell With no plans for the future He still seems in control From a bronco ride to a ten foot tide He just had to learn to roll

Chorus

G CRoll wDith the puGnches C Play aDll of hiGs hunches C Make the best of whatever came hisD way C What heD lacked Gin ambition C He maDde uEmp with in-tuition C Plowing straight Dahead come what Gmay Steel band in the distance And their music floats across the bay While American women in moomoos Talk about all the things they did today And their husbands quack about fishing As they slug those rum drinks down Discussing who caught what and who sat on his butt But it's the only show in town

Chorus

They're tryin' to drink all the punches They all may lose their lunches Tryin' to cram lost years into five or six days Seems that blind ambition erased their intuition Plowin' straight ahead come what may

Refrain

Am But I don't wCant to live on that kindG of island Am No I don't wCant to swim in a ropeGd off sea Em Too much for A7me, too much for me C I've got to be whDere the wind and the watGer are free Alone on a midnight passage I can count the falling stars While the Southern Cross and the satellites They remind me of where we are Spinning around in circles Living it day to day And still twenty four hours may be sixty good years It's still not that long a stay

Chorus

We've gotta roll with the punches Learn to play all of our hunches Makin' the best of whatever comes your way Forget that blind ambition And learn to trust your intuition Plowin' straight ahead come what may ADnd thereC's a cowGboy in the jungle SDhe said I can't go back to America soon It's so goddamn cold it's gonna snow until June YGeah, they're freezin' up Emin Buffalo, stuck in their cars AAnd I'm lyin' here 'neath tGhe sun and thDe stars CDustoms man tells her that she's gotta leave She's got a plan hidden up her shrewd sleeve WGants to findEm her a captain, a man of strong mind

A G

D (

D7)

And any direction he blows'll be fine.

Chorus

G Please don't say man~ana if you donD't mean it A I have heard those words for so Dvery lD7ong G Don't try to describe the ocean if you've never sDeen it A Don't ever forget tGhat you just may wind uDp being wrong Tried and I tried but I don't understand Never seems to work out the way I had it planned Hangin' out in a marina when Steve Martin called Singin' anybody there really wanna' get small But women and water are in short supply There's not enough dope for us all to get high I hear it gets better, that's what they say As soon as we sail on to Cane Garden Bay

Chorus

Please don't say man~ana if you don't mean it I have heard your lines for so very long Don't try to describe the scenery if you've never seen it Don't ever forget that you just may wind up in my song

A

Solo

D G A G D

Called all my friends on those cheap nightly rates Sure was good to talk to the old United States While the lights of St. Thomas lie twenty miles west I see General Electric's still doing their best I've got to head this boat south pretty soon New album's old and I'm fresh out of tunes But I know that I'll get 'em I know that they'll come Through the people and places and Callwoods Rum Last Chorus: So please don't say man~ana if you don't mean it I have done your lines for so very long Don't try to describe a Kiss concert if you've never seen it Don't ever forget that you just may wind up being gonged! (gong) A And I hope Anita BryaGnt never ever does oDne of my songs DGisembarking Cat DuvalieGr Airport SDeeking transportaCtion to towGn AGs the purpleC ink dried on Ghis passport HDe could still feCel the eyes Glook around (Some French stuff) casino Spoke to the cabbie and smiled Driver replied vous o louvos As he motioned the dark man inside

Bm C

Chorus

Business in Aruba concluded Am He now haDd aDsus4 little money to spend C TDhat's how I came Gto meet my African friend We were rolling the bones several hours Conversing as most gamblers do We were calling on all of our powers Hoping to see the night through But not approving at all of our winning, Pit boss he tugged at his sleeve Through the whole thing my new friend was grinning When he motioned it's time we should leave With our night at the tables behind us We were ready just to do it again That's when I came to know my African friend

Instrumental

But I woke up on the steps of a whorehouse Soldier told me I better leave As I stumbled to find me a taxi I saw a note pinned to my sleeve It was a pleasure and a hell of an evening Truly was our night to win But the authorities insist on my leaving Take care, my American friend With my weekend in Haiti concluded I now had a little money to spend That's how I came know my African Friend

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