Friday, January 21, 2011

Jimmy Buffet and James Taylor Songs- Jamaica farewell

sorry, no intro solo.
if anyone could tab the solos, that would be sick.

Verse:
E A
Down the way where the nights are gay
B A E
And the sun shines daily on the mountain top
E A
I took a trip on a sailing ship
B A E
And when I reach Jamaica I made a stop


Chorus:
A
But I'm sad to say, I'm on my way
B A E
Won't be back for many a day
E A
My heart is down, my head is turning around
B A E
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town

lyrics:
Down the way where the nights are gay
And the sun shines daily on the mountain top
I took a trip on a sailing ship
And when I reach Jamaica I made a stop

But I'm sad to say, I'm on my way
Won't be back for many a day
My heart is down, my head is turning around
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town

Sounds of laughter everywhere
And the dancing girls swaying to and fro
I must declare, my heart is there
Tho' I've been from Maine to Mexico

But I'm sad to say, I'm on my way
Won't be back for many a day
My heart is down, my head is turning around
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town

Down at the market you can hear
Ladies cry out while on their heads they bear
Ackey rice, salt fish are nice
And the rum is fine any time of year

But I'm sad to say, I'm on my way
Won't be back for many a day
My heart is down, my head is turning around
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town

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  1. Jimmy Buffett Songs
    @SONG: Cheeseburger in Paradise
    Cheeseburger in Paradise
    By: Jimmy Buffett
    1978
    >From "Son of a Son of a Sailor"

    Intro: ** Play "|" as strums or beats

    Bm |||| A |
    Bm |||| G |
    Bm |||| A | D |

    G A D
    Tried to amend my carnivorous habits
    G A D
    Made it nearly seventy days
    G A D
    Losin' weight without speed, eatin' sunflower seeds
    E A
    Drinkin' lots of carrot juice and soakin' up rays

    G A D G
    But at night I'd have these wonderful dreams
    G A Bm
    Some kind of sensuous treat
    G D G D
    Not zucchini, fettucini or bulgar wheat
    G D A D
    But a big warm bun and a huge hunk of meat

    Chorus:----------------------------------------------------------------
    G A D
    Cheeseburger in paradise
    G A D
    Heaven on Earth with an onion slice
    G A D
    Not too particular, not too precise
    G D A D
    I'm just a Cheeseburger in paradise
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------

    Bm |||| A | D |

    G A D
    Heard about the old time sailor men
    G A D
    They eat the same thing again and again
    G A D
    Warm beer and bread they said could raise the dead
    E A
    Well it reminds me of the menu at a Holiday Inn






    G A D G
    But times change, sailors these days
    G A Bm
    When I'm in port I get what I need
    G D G D
    Not just Havanas or bananas or daiquiris
    G D A D
    But that American creation on which I feed
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Chorus:
    G A D
    Cheeseburger in Paradise
    G A D
    Medium rare with mustard be nice
    G A D
    Heaven on Earth with an onion slice
    G D A D
    I'm just a Cheeseburger in Paradise
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------

    |-10------------|-----------|----------------------------|
    |----12-10-7-10-|---5---5-7-|---5---5-7-8-7-8-10-8-7-----|
    |---------------|-7---7-----|-7---7------------------7-7-|
    |---------------|-----------|----------------------------|
    |---------------|-----------|----------------------------|
    |---------------|-----------|----------------------------|





    (Just knock on the guitar or silence the strings for this part) 1 strum = /
    In the song it sounds like a clap

    /// / // /
    ** I like mine with lettuce and tomato
    // / // /
    ** Heinz 57 and French fried potatoes
    // / // /
    ** Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer
    // / // /
    ** Well good God almighty which way do I steer for my

    Chorus:
    G A D
    Cheeseburger in Paradise
    G A D
    Makin' the best of every virtue and vice
    G A D
    Worth every damn bit of sacrifice to get a
    G D A D
    Cheeseburger in Paradise
    G D A D
    I need a Cheeseburger in Paradise
    G D A D
    I'm just a Cheeseburger in Paradise


    Bm |||| A |
    Bm |||| G |
    Bm |||| A | D ||

    (If you plan on performing this in public, I might suggest ending it on this point after the last D)

    /// / // /
    ** I like mine with lettuce and tomato
    // / // /
    ** Heinz 57 and French fried potatoes
    // / // /
    ** Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer
    // / // /
    ** Well good God almighty which way do I steer

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  2. Jimmy Buffett Songs
    Margaritaville / Cheeseburger/ A Whole/ Fruitcake V http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wneCa_yIuzg&NR=1
    D
    Nibblin on sponge cake, watchin the sun bake, all of those tourist covered
    A
    with oil. Strummin my six string, on my front porch swing, smell those
    D D7
    shrimp there beginnin to boil.
    G A D D7 G A D D7
    Wastin away again in Margaritaville, searchin for my lost shaker of salt.
    G A D A G A
    Some peolple claim that there's a woman to blame, but I know, it's nobody's
    D
    fault.
    D
    Don't know the reason, I stayed here all season. Nothin to show but this
    A
    brand new tattoo. But it's a real beauty, a Mexican cutie, how it got here
    D D7
    I haven't a clue.
    G A D D7 G A D D7
    Wastin away again in Margaritaville, searchin for my lost shaker of salt.
    G A D A G A
    Some people claim that there's a woman to blame, now I think, hell it could
    D
    be my fault.
    D
    I blew out my flip flop, stepped on a pop top, cut my heal had to cruise on
    A
    back home. But there's booze in the blender, and soon it will render, that
    D D7
    frozen concoction that helps me hang on.
    G A D D7 G A D D7
    Wastin away again in Margaritaville, searchin for my lost shaker of salt.
    G A D A G A
    Some people claim that there's a woman to blame, but I know, it's my own
    D D7 G A D A G
    damn fault. Yes and, some people claim that there's a woman to blame, and
    A D
    I know, it's my own damn fault.
    D
    Nibblin on sponge cake, watchin the sun bake, all of those tourist covered
    A A7
    with oil. Strummin my six string, on my front porch swing, smell those
    D D7
    shrimp they're beginnin' to boil.
    G A D D7 G A D D7
    Wastin away again in Margaritaville, searchin for my lost shaker of salt.
    G A D A G A
    Some peolple claim that there's a woman to blame, but I know, it's nobody's

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  3. Carolina in my mind
    Written & Performed by James Taylor
    Transcribed by Paul (dixhill60@hotmail.com)
    Intro
    D G G/F Em7 G/A
    Chorus
    D G G/f# A
    In my mind I've gone to Carolina
    G A Em7 A
    Can't you see the sunshine cant you just feel the moon shining?
    D A/C# Bm A G D/F# E7
    Ain't it just like a friend of mine to hit me from behind
    G/A D Bm7 Em7 G/A D
    Yes I'm going to Carol ina in my mind
    Verse 1
    D C G A
    Karen, she's a silver sun, you'd best walk away and watch it shining
    Bm G A
    Watch her watch the morning come
    G D/F# Bm7 Em7 Asus4 A7
    A silver tear appearing now I'm cry ing ain't I?
    D Bm7 Em7 G/A D
    I've gone to Carol ina in my mind

    Verse 2
    There ain't no doubt in no-ones mind that loves the finest thing around
    Whisper something soft and kind
    And hey baby, the sky's on fire, I'm dying, ain't I
    I've gone to Carolina in my mind

    Chorus

    Verse 3
    Dark and silent late last night I think I might have heard the highway calling
    Geese in flight and dogs that bite
    The signs that it might be omens say I'm going, going
    I've gone to Carolina in my mind
    Bridge
    D G A Bm
    With a holy host of others standing around me
    F#m7 Em7 G
    Still I'm on the dark side of the moon
    A C G D C G/B Em7
    And it seems like this goes on like this forever you must forgive me
    G/A D Bm7 Em7 G/A D
    If I'm up and gone to Carol ina in my mind

    Chorus
    D G G/F Em7 G/A D(Repeat sequence to fade)
    I'm gone say

    "Something In The Way She Moves"
    James Taylor (1969/1970 Blackwood Music, Inc./Country Road Music, Inc.)

    Tab copied from Happy Traum's Tab in "James Taylor"
    (The Big 3 Music Corp./NY, 1971)


    Capo on 3rd fret

    Intro (Hint: play an A7 and slide up to the 4th fret)

    A7

    T T I T T
    ------- A D/E A
    There's something in the way she moves,

    Em D G A
    Or looks my way, or calls my name,

    Em G C D (*)
    That seems to leave this troubled world behind.

    A D/E A
    And if I'm feeling down and blue,

    Em D G A
    Or troubled by some foolish game,

    Em G C A
    She always seems to make me change my mind.

    Chorus:
    A Em D A
    And I feel fine anytime she's around me now,

    F#m
    She's around me now

    Bm7 Bm7/E
    Just about all the time

    A Em D A
    And if I'm well you can tell she's been with me now,

    F#m Bm7 Bm7/E
    She's been with me now quite a long, long time

    A G D A
    And I feel fine.___________

    D C(add 9) G6/B C9 D
    Every now and then the things I lean on lose their meaning

    G6/B C9 D
    And I find myself careening

    C9 G6/B Em7 A7
    Into places where I should not let me go.

    D C9 G6/B C9 D
    -- She has the power to go where no one else can find me

    G6/B C9 D
    And to silently remind me

    G6/B D A Bm7 Bm7/E
    Of the happiness and the good times that I know, got to know.

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