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.


  1. This is a classic.


  2. Could there be anything else?

  3. Buffet gets around doesn't he - he was appearing in a venue on the Champs Elysees when I was in Paris.

    He just took the beach-bum to another level (one that makes money).

  4. What a happy song.. stopping by via the a - z challenge. Great post!

  5. This was a well deserved "M" yes! I was living in Southern California when this one came out. Sure brings back memories of hot summer days.

  6. Love the progression where it goes from being nobody's fault to being his own fault.

    Where's my blender?

  7. The first time that I saw Jimmy was in Eugene at the "Cow Palace" in the fairgrounds. I think it was in 1975, and he was touring with Jerry Jeff Walker. That was it for me and when I met my first husband, a fellow parrothead, we went to see him as often as possible. Our kids were raised on Jimmy Buffett too. Don't know when I first heard Margaritaville, but probably when it the album first came out. I sure hope that he will come back to Eugene soon, now that Knight Arena has been built.

    I'm following you from A-Z and am just tickled by your blog!

    Kathy M.

  8. I do love that song. He just makes me move and sway and wanna go get some sun, sand and maybe a little drink of something yummy.

  9. I can't get enough of this song! It's so catchy and fun. Besides, margaritas are also very fun and delicious to drink.


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