Saturday, April 14, 2012
M is for MARGARITAVILLE (what else!)
Please note that the videos embedded with the songs were posted by some great Parrotheads on YouTube and not my creation
There was really no question what "M" would be, but for those new to Mr. Buffett, "Margaritaville" (1977) was the BIG hit for Jimmy and the one that led many of us to the rest of his music. This song first appeared on the Changes in Lattitudes, Changes in Attitudes CD,
I first heard the song on the radio in 1977 when I was living on Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, CO, with my husband and one year old daughter. (see "Little Miss Magic"). I don't know why I remember this so well, but we lived in the shadow of Cheyenne Mountain and Pikes Peak and I swear I was looking at those mountains and was thinking how far away I was from my Atlantic Ocean roots and Jimmy brought me back there. When did you first hear this?
I've posted the lyrics version this time in case this was your first time and in case you've been singing the words wrong for years and years. A simple song that led to complex feelings for me and thousands of others, and that's what Jimmy's songs are all about.