Pencil Thin Mustache

Jimmy Buffett

 Now they make new movies in old black and white
 With happy endings, where nobody fights
So if you find yourself in that nostalgic rage
Honey, jump right up and show your age

     I wish I had a pencil thin mustache
     The "Boston Blackie" kind
     A two toned Ricky Ricardo jacket
     And an autographed picture of Andy Devine

     Oh I remember bein' buck-toothed and skinny
     Writin' fan letters to Sky's niece Penny
     Oh I wish I had a pencil thin mustache
     Then I could solve some mysteries too

Oh it's Bandstand, Disneyland, growin' up fast
 Drinkin' on a fake I.D.
And Rama of the jungle was everyone's Bawana
But only jazz musicians were smokin' marijuana
Yeah, I wish I had a pencil thin mustache
then I could solve some mysteries too

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But then it's flat top, dirty bob, coppin' a feel
Grubbin' on the livin' room floor (so sore)
Yeah, they send you off to college, try to gain a little knowledge,
But all you want to do is learn how to score

Yeah, but now I'm gettin' old, don't wear underwear
don't go to church and I don't cut my hair
But I can go to movies and see it all there
Just the way that it used to be

That's why I wish I had a pencil thin mustache
The "Boston Blackie" kind, a two-toned Ricky Ricardo jacket
And an autographed picture of Andy Devine

Oh, I could be anyone I wanted to be
Maybe suave Errol Flynn or a Sheik of Arabie
If I only had a pencil thin mustache
Then I could do some cruisin' too
     Yeah, Bryl-cream, a little dab'll do yah
     Oh, I could do some cruisin' too  

Corrected by soheyman. View original
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nicaggie (report comment to admin):
In the bridge section the C7 should be C#7.
soheyman (report comment to admin):
Also there is an Fm right before the F#m at 'Rama of the jungle '.