Words & Music:

Jimmy Buffett


This is fully transcribed in the June 2002 issue of Guitar One.


D  G   A   D  


D                   Dsus4  D                  Dsus4

Nibblin' on sponge cake--, watching the sun bake

D                                  A   Asus4

All of those tourists covered with oil.

A                  Asus4    A                    Asus4

Strumming my six string---, on my front porch swing

A                                        D  Dsus4  D7

Smell those shrimp, they're beginning to boil.



G        A                  D   Dsus4  D7

Wasting away again in Margaritaville.

G               A               D

Searching for my lost shaker of salt.

G             A                  D  A/C#  G/B

Some people claim that there's a woman to blame

      A                   D

But I know, it's nobody's fault.


Don't know the reason, I stayed here all season

Nothing is sure but this brand new tattoo

But it's a real beauty, a Mexican cutie

How it got here I haven't a clue.



[New last line:  "Now, I think, hell, it could be my fault."]


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

That frozen concoction that helps me hang on.



[New last line:  "But I know, it's my own damn fault."]


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