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Death Of An Unpopular Poet  Jimmy Buffet

   [G]I once [G/F#]knew a [C]poet[G], who [C]lived b[C/B]efore his [D]time
   [G]He and h[G/F#]is dog S[C]pooner[G], [C]who listened [C/B]while he [D]rhymed
   [Em]Words to make ya [Bm]happy, [C]words to [C/B]make you [F]cry[F/E] [D]
   [G]Then one [G/F#]day the [C]poet[G] su[C]ddenl[D]y did [G]die[C] [G]

But he left behind a closet, filled with verse and rhyme
Through some strange transaction one was printed in the Times
And everybody searchin for the king of underground
Well they found him down in Florida, with a tombstone for a crown

   [C]And [C/B]everybody [D]knows the lines
   [C]From his[C/B] book that costs [D]$4.99
   [C]And I [C/B]wonder if he k[D]nows he's doin
   [C]Quite this [G]fine

Cause his books are all best sellers, his poems were turned to songs
Had his brother on a talk show, though they never got along
And now he's called immortal, yes he's even taught in school
They say he used his talent, a most proficient tool

But he left all of his royalties, to Spooner his old hound
Growin old on steak and bacon, in a dog house 10 feet 'round
And everybody wonders, did he really lose his mind
No, he was just a poet who lived before his time.

He was just a poet who lived before his time.

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