Cowboy in the Jungle

Jimmy Buffett

 G
There's a cowboy in the jungle
 Am
And he looks so out of place
 D
With his shrimpskin boots and his cheap cheroots
 CDG
And his   skin as white as paste

 G
 Headin' south to Paraguay
 Am
Where the Gauchos sing and shout

 D
Now he's stuck in Porto Bello
 CDG
Since his   money all ran out

So he (G)hangs out with the sailors
Night and (Am)day they're raisin' hell
And his (D)original destination's just another
Story (C)that (D)he loves(G) to tell

With no (G)plans for the future
He still (Am)seems in control
From a (D)bronco ride to a ten foot tide
He just(C) had to(D) learn to (G)roll

Chorus:
 GCDG
     Roll with the punches
 CDG
     Play all of his hunches
 CGD
     Make the best of whatever came his way
 CDG
     What he lacked in ambition
 CDEm
     He made up with in-tuition
 CDG
     Plowing straight ahead come what may

Steel(G) band in the distance
And their(Am) music floats across the bay
While (D)American women in moomoos
Talk about (C)all the (D)things they (G)did today

And their(G) husbands quack about fishing
As they slug(Am) those rum drinks down
Discussing who(D) caught what and who sat on his butt
But it's(C) the (D)only show(G) in town

Chorus:
They're (C)tryin' to (D)drink all(G) the punches
They all(C) may lose (D)their (G)lunches
Tryin'(C) to cram lost(G) years into (D)five or six days
(C)Seems that (D)blind am-(G)bition
(C)erased their (D)int-(Em)uition
Plowin'(C) straight(D) ahead come (G)what may

Refrain:
 FCG
     But I don't want to live on that kind of island
 FCG
     No I don't want to swim in a roped off sea
 EmA7
     Too much for me, too much for me
 CDG
     I've got to be where the wind and the water are free

Alone on a midnight passage
I can count the falling stars
While the Southern Cross and the satellites
They remind me of where we are

Spinning around in circles
Living it day to day
And still twenty four hours may be sixty good years
It's still not that long a stay

Chorus:
We've gotta roll with the punches
Learn to play all of our hunches
Makin' the best of whatever comes your way
Forget that blind ambition
And learn to trust your intuition
Plowin' straight ahead come what may
 DCG
And there's a cowboy in the jungle


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