FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD

Jimmy Buffett

 D
 Ramadan is over,
 G
The new moon\'s shown her face,
 A
I\'m halfway round the planet,
 GAD
In a most unlikely place.
 D
 Following my song line
 G
Past bamboo shacks and shops
 A
Behind a jitney packed like sardines,
 GAD
With bananas piled on top.
 D
ran away from politics,
 G
It\'s too bizarre at home.
 A
 Away I flew, tuned into Blue
 GAD
\"Maybe Amsterdam or Rome\"
 D
 Awakened by a stewardess,
 G
With Spain somewhere below.
 A
On the threshold of adventure,
 GAD
God I do love this job so.
CHORUS
 GD
So while I make my move
 AD
On the big board game
 GD
Up and down a Spanish highway,
 AD
Some things remain the same.
 GD
 Girls meet boys
 ABm
and the boys tease girls
 GD
I\'m heading out this morning,
 AD
For the Far Side of the World.
VERSE 2 (same as 1)
 D
 Oh I believe in song lines
 G
Obvious and not
 A
I\'d ridden them like camels
 GAD
To some most peculiar spots.
 D
 They run across the oceans
 G
Through mountains and saloons
 A
And tonight out to the dessert
 GAD
Where I sit atop this dune.
 D
 I was destined for this vantage point
 G
Which is so far from the Sea
 AGAD
I\'ve lived it in the pages of Saint-Exupery
 D
 From Paris to Tunisia
 G
Casablanca to Dakar
 A
I was riding long before I flew
 GAD
Through the wind and sand and stars.
CHORUS 2
 GD
 Caravan
 AD
 Ride that hump
 GDAD
And Timbuktu\'s a jillion bumps
 GD
 Sleeping bags and battle flags
 ABm
Are coiled and furled
 GD
 That\'s the way you travel
 AD
To the far side of the world!
Verse 3 (same)
 D
 A Sunset framed by lightening bolts
 G
Burns a lasting memory
 A
And a string of tiny twinkling lights
 GAD
adorn the sausage tree.
 D
 While the embers from the log fire
 G
Flicker, fly, and twirl
 A
Then drift off toward the cosmos
 GAD
From the Far Side  of the World.
 D
 Well it\'s Christmas and my birthday
 G
and so to that extent
 A
The Masai not the wise men
 GAD
Are circling my tent.
 D
 I teach them how to play guitar
 G
They show me how to dance
 A
We have rum from the Caribbean
 GAD
And Burgundy from France.
 D
 New Year\'s Eve in Zanzibar
 G
With Babu and his boys
 A
High up on the rooftop
 GAD
You can relish all the noise.
 D
 They are dancing on the tables
 G
People bouncing like gazelles
 A
 Two 0-0-1 is ushered in
 GAD
With air raid horns and bells.
CHORUS 3
 GDAD
 Time to sing time to dance
 GDAD
 Living out my second chance.
 GDABm
 Cobras and sleeping bags are coiled and curled
 GD
 That\'s the way it happens
 AD
On the Far Side of the World.
Verse 4 (same)
 D
 Back at home, it\'s afternoon
 G
Six thousand miles away.
 A
I will still be there when I get through
 GAD
 Attending this soiree
 D
 There are jobs and chores and questions
 G
And plates I need to twirl,
 A
But tonight I\'ll take my chances,
 GAD
On the Far Side of the World.
 GD
 That\'s the way it happens
 AD
On the Far Side of the World.
 Bm--2----3----4----4----2----2--
                                         \"all we really need is 6 string music\"
-the man himself
Chris Bailey
Batigoal114@soccer.com


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