Wednesday, April 18, 2012
O is for ONE PARTICULAR HARBOR
"One Particular Harbor" (1983) is from the album of the same name and is Mr. Buffett's ode to Tahiti. He sings the first and last verses in Tahitian which obviously many of his fans have learned, because they try anyway to sing it along with him at concerts.
This lovely song is about a beautiful place in Pacific (not Jimmy's usual stomping ground) and is soothing to listen to. The CMT video that I've included is from a concert Jimmy did in Antuilla, not Tahiti.
The translation of the first Tahitian verse (according to Wikipedia) is:
"Nature lives (life to nature), Have pity for the Earth, (Love the Earth)"
And the translation of the final Tahitian verse is that plus:
"Bounty of the land is exhausted, But there is still abundance on the sea"
Sounds like Jimmy for sure!