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Havana daydreamin' (Read 325 times)


The King of Beasts

    By: jimmy buffett

     

    Stashed his trash in ecuador
    Bought a good suit of clothes
    Flew on up to mexico
    Standin' by the shore

    Waitin' for some mystery man
    To pay him for his time
    But thinkin' about all the money he'd made
    Couldn't help to ease his mind

    Havana daydreamin'
    Boy he's just dreamin'
    His life away

    His daddy chopped that sugar cane
    One day he fell dead
    Jesus had a wanderin' feelin'
    Swimmin' around in his head

    Sailin' on a midnight boat
    There were no questions asked
    The water so green and the air was so clean
    He just stuck right to his task

    Havana daydreamin'
    Boy he's just schemin'
    His life away

    (instrumental)

    Ceilin' fan it stirs the air
    Cigar smoke does swirl
    The fragrance on the pillowcase
    And he thinks about the girl

    Spillin' wine and sharin' good times
    She sure could make him smile
    He pays her well but what the hell
    He'll be movin' in a little while

    Havana daydreamin'
    Boy he's just dreamin'
    His life away

    Havana daydreamin'
    Boy he'll be dreamin'
    His life away

    "As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin' man I have chalked up many a mile. Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks, And I've learned much from both of their styles." ~ Jimmy Buffett

     

    "I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit. "No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't. But there was going to be when I began it. It's just that something happened to it along the way."”

      You're my friend for a reason.

       

       


      The King of Beasts

        jimmy buffett

        one particular harbor

         

         

        IA ORA TE NATURA
        E MEA AROFA TEIE AO NEI
        IA ORA TE NATURA
        E MEA AROFA TEIE AO NEI

        I know I don’t get there often enough
        But God knows I sure do try
        It’s a magic kind of medicine
        That no doctor could prescribe

        I used to rule my world from a pay phone
        And ships out on the sea
        But now times are rough
        And I got too much stuff
        Can’t explain the likes of me

        Chorus:
        But there’s this one particular harbour
        So far yet so near
        Where I see the days as they fade away
        And finally disappear

        But now I think about the good times
        Down in the Caribbean sunshine
        In my younger days I was so bad
        Laughin’ about all the fun we had

        I’ve seen enough to feel the world spin
        Mixin’ different oceans meetin’ cousins
        Listen to the drummers and the night sounds
        Listen to the singers make the world go ’round

        IA ORA TE NATURA
        E MEA AROFA TEIE AO NEI
        IA ORA TE NATURA
        E MEA AROFA TEIE AO NEI

        Lakes below the mountains
        Flow into the sea
        Like oils applied to canvas
        They permeate through me

        And there’s that one particular harbour
        Sheltered from the wind
        Where the children play on the shore each day
        And all are safe within

        Most mysterious calling harbour
        So far but yet so near
        I can see the day when my hair’s full gray
        And I finally disappear

        IA ORA TE NATURA
        E MEA AROFA TEIE AO NEI
        IA ORA TE NATURA
        E MEA AROFA TEIE AO NEI

        UA PAU TE MAITAI NO TE FENUA
        RE ZAI NOA RA TE ORA O TE MITIE

        "As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin' man I have chalked up many a mile. Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks, And I've learned much from both of their styles." ~ Jimmy Buffett

         

        "I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit. "No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't. But there was going to be when I began it. It's just that something happened to it along the way."”

          John Henry's Pappy woke him up one midnight
          He said before the sheriff comes I wanna tell you, listen boy,
          said learn to hoist a jack, and learn to lay a track, learn to pick and shovel too, and take my hammer, it'll do anything you tell it to

          John Henry's mammy had about a dozen babies, John Henry's pappy broke jail a dozen times
          the babies all got sick and when the doctor wanted money, he said I’ll pay you quarter at a time, startin’ tomorrow, that’s the pay for a steel driver on this line

          Then the section foreman said hey hammer swinger, I see you brought you own hammer boy, but what else can all those muscles do?
          and he said, I can hoist a jack, I can lay a track, I can pick a shovel too
          and he said “can you swing that hammer ?”
          I can I’ll do anything you hire me to

          now ain’t you something so high and mighty with your muscles, just go ahead pick up that hammer and show me what you can do

          he said get a rusty spike and swing it down three times, I’ll pay you a nickel a day for every inch you sink it to, go on and do what you say you can do

          With a steep nose hammer on a four foot switch channel, John Henry raised it back till it touched his heels, then the spike went through the cross tie and it split it half in two, 35 cents a day for driving steel,
          (he said sweat boy, sweat, you owe me two more swings)
          I was born for driving steel

          Well John Henry hammered in the mountain, he'd give a grunt and he'd give groan with every swing, the women folks for miles around, heard him and come down, to watch him make the cold steel ring, lord what a swinger, just listen to that cold steel ring,

          but the bad boss come up laughing at John Henry, said you full of vinegar now, but you bout through, were gonna get a steam drill to do your share of driven, then what’s all them muscles gonna do, huh John Henry, gonna take a little bit of vinegar out of you

          John Henry said I feed four little brothers, and my baby sister’s walking on her knees, did the lord say that machines ought to take the place of living, and what’s a substitute for bread and beans, I ain’t seen it, do engines get rewarded for their steam

          John Henry hid in a coal mine for his dinner now, had thirty minutes to rest before the bell, the mine boss hollered get up whoever you are and get a pick ax, give me enough coal to start another hell, and keep it burning, mine me enough to start another hell

          John Henry said to his captain, a man ain’t nothin’ but a man, but if you bring that steam drill round, I’ll beat it fair and honest, I’ll die with my hammer in my hand, but I’ll be laughing, because you cant replace a steel drivin’ man

          There was a big crowd of people at the mountain, John Henry said to the steam drill how is you, pardon me mister steam drill, I suppose you didn’t hear me, I said how you, well can you turn a jack, can you lay a track, can you pick and shovel too, listen this hammer swingers talkin’ to you

          2000 people hollered go John Henry, then somebody hollered the mountains caving in, John Henry told the captain, tell the kind folks not to worry, that ain’t nothin’ but my hammer suckin’ wind, keeps me breathing, a steel drivers muscle I intend,

          Captain tell the people move back further, I’m at the finish line and I ain’t no drill, she’s so far behind you ain’t got the brains to quit it, when she blows up she'll scatter cross the hills, lord lordy, when she blows up she'll scatter cross the hills

          Well John Henry had a little woman, I believe the lady's name was Polly Ann, yeah that was his good woman, John Henry threw his hammer over his shoulder and went on home, he laid down to rest his weary back and early next morning he said come here Polly Ann come here sugar, ya know I believe this is the first time i ever watched the sun come up that i couldn’t come up with it

          Take my hammer Polly Ann and go to that rail road, swing that hammer like you seen me do it, and when your swinging with the lead men, they’ll all know they'll all know your John Henry's woman, but tell them that’s not all I can do, tell ‘em I can hoist a jack, and I can lay a track, I can pick and shovel too, ain’t no machine can, that’s been proved to you

          There was a big crowd of mourners at the church house, the section hands laid him in the sand, trains go by on the rails John Henry laid, they slow down and take off their hats, the men do, when they come to the place John Henrys laid, rests on his back, some say mornin’ steel driver you sure were a hammer swinger, then they go along pickin’ up speed, clicktey clak, clicktey clak, yonder lies a steel driven man oh lord, yonder lies a steel driven man, yonder lies a steel driven man oh lord, yonder lies a steel driven man

          Thunder smash!

            A Pirate Looks at Forty - Jimmy Buffet

             

            Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you call
            Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
            You’ve seen it all, you’ve seen it all

            Watched the men who rode you switch from sails to steam
            And in your belly you hold the treasures few have ever seen
            Most of themdream, most of them dream

            Yes I am a pirate, two hundred years too late
            The cannons don’t thunder, there’s nothing to plunder
            I’m an over forty victim of fate
            Arriving too late, arriving too late

            I’ve done a bit of smuggling, I’ve run my share of grass
            I made enough money to buy Miami, but I pissed it away so fast
            Never meant to last, never meant to last

            And I have been drunk now for over two weeks
            I passed out and I rallied and I sprung a few leaks
            But I got stop wishing, got to go fishing
            Down to rock bottom again
            Just a few friends, just a few friends

            SOLO

            I go for younger women, lived with several awhile
            Though I ran them away, they’d come back one day
            Still could manage to smile
            Just takes a while, just takes a while

            Mother, mother ocean, after all the years I’ve found
            My occupational hazard being my occupation’s just not around
            I feel like I’ve drowned, gonna head uptown

            I feel like I’ve drowned, going to head uptown