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COCONUT TELEGRAPH  Jimmy Buffett

It's [E]Tuesday on the[A] is-[E]land
N[B]ot much going [E]on
The parties are all[A] o-[E]ver
They [B]ended just past [E]dawn
The [E]jungle drums are[A] beat-[E]ing
With the [B]tales from late last [E]night
Cause stories bear r[A]epea-[E]ting
For [B]everyone's de[E]light
Chorus:
     [E]You can [A]hear 'em on the coconut [E]telegraph
     Can't keep [B]nothin' under their [E]hat
     You can [A]hear 'em on the coconut [E]telegraph
     Sayin' [B]who did dis and [E]dat
     [A]Dis and [E]dat, [B]dis and [E]dat
Now I'm not one for dealing gossip
But was he that big a fool?
To do a belly buster high dive
And miss the entire pool?
And what became of sweet Melissa?
And the boy nobody knew
Did Ricardo ever find her?
I swear it's just between me and you
2nd Chorus:
But you can hear it on the coconut telegraph
By now everybody knows
You can hear it on the coconut telegraph
Just who comes and goes
Comes and goes, comes and goes
     [A]La  la la [E]la   la la [B]la        [A]la  la la [E]la   la la [B]la
     [A]La  la la [E]la   (la la la la la)
     [A]La  la la [E]la   (la la la la [B]la)
It's hump day on the island
The lines have all gone dead
All the juicy news is history
I guess everything's been said
But when the eagle flies on Friday
And the boys break out the rum
Then the joint begins to jumpin'
And you'll hear those hotlines hum
Last Chorus:
Put it on the coconut telegraph
All the celebration and the stress
Baby put it on the coconut telegraph
In twenty-five words or less
I want to hear it on the coconut telegraph
All the celebration and the stress
Baby put it on the coconut telegraph
In twenty-five words or less
Dis and dat, comes and goes
Dis and dat, comes and goes
[/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////]//   Mike A. Hall           // "If I don't die by Thursday,    //
// mhall@moe.coe.uga.edu // I'll be roarin' Friday night." //
// // --J.Buffett //
[/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////]                                    

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