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DISTANTLY IN LOVE  Jimmy Buffett

[D]Payphones all were [G]ringing as the [A]crowd went roaring [D]by,
[D]Lovely dancers [G]swayin' to an [A]island lulla[D]by
[D]Beside the southern [G]ocean, taking [A]stock of what's to [D]be
[D]Writing you this [G]letter that you'll [A]prob'ly never [D]see

CHORUS 1:
But[G] I [G/F#m]can't [A]help but be [G]ruled by [G/F#m]incon[A]sistancies,
[G]not [G/F#m]unique just [A]distantly in [D]love.

[D]Tried to phone from [G]Paris, thinking [A]things could be ar[D]ranged
[D]Me and you would [G]rendevous, but I [A]found your number [D]changed
So [D]I drove to San [G]Ramos where the [A]crazy painter [D]dwells
[D]Toasted our old [G]photographs still [A]up there on his [D]shelves

CHORUS 2:
But [G]I [G/F#m]can't [A]help but be [G]ruled by [G/F#m]my an[A]tiquities,
[G]not [G/F#m]unique just [A]distantly in [D]love.

Instrumental
D G A D x2

BRIDGE:
[F#m]I can't be the [G]one to fill your [F#m]times and all your [G]places
[F#m]I can't be the [G]one to fill your [E]blanks and empty [A]spaces

I [D]heard it from a [G]friend of ours I [A]saw in Timber [D]Bay
[D]You had a new [G]lover who had [A]stolen you [D]away
[D]That could be the [G]reason that I [A]never got in [D]touch
It [D]may presents slight [G]problems if he [A]loves you half as [D]much

CHORUS 3:
Because its [G]I   [G/F#m]who can't [A]help but be [G]ruled by [G/F#m]my an[A]tiquities,
[G]not [G/F#m]unique just [A]distantly in [D]love.

You know [G]I [G/F#m]can't [A]help but be [G]part of my own [A]philosophies,
[G]not [G/F#m]unique just [A]distantly in [D]love.

I've been playing this song for years, but I never actually wrote it down to
send it in until now. The best memory I have of this song is when Jimmy did
it acoustic both nights at Irvine Meadows in Irvine, CA on the '94 Fruitcakes
tour. Anyhoo, Enjoy!
Bill Schofield (and Caroline)
Schof26@aol.com

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