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Changes In Latitudes Album  Jimmy Buffett

[D]I took off for a w[G]eekend last month
Just to [A]try and recall the whole [D]year
All of the faces and [G]all of the places
W[A]onderin' where they all disa[D]ppeared
[Bm]I didn't ponder the [FI was G]hungry and went out for a [A]bite
Ran [G]into a chum with a [D]bottle of rum
and we [A]wound up drinkin' all[D] night
     It's these [G]changes in latitudes, [D]changes in attitudes
     N[A]othing remains quite the [D]same
     With[G] all of our running and[D] all of our cunning
     if [A]we couldn't laugh we would[G] all go in[D]sane
Reading departure signs in some big airport
Reminds me of the places I've been
Visions of good times that brought so much pleasure
Makes me want to go back again
If it suddenly ended tomorrow
I could somehow adjust to the fall
Good times and riches and son of a bitches
I've seen more than I can recall
These changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes
Nothing remains quite the same
Through all of the islands and all of the highlands
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane
(Repeat Intro chords)
I think about Paris when I'm high on red wine
I wish I could jump on a plane
So many nights I just dream of the ocean
God I wish I was sailin' again
Oh, yesterday's over my shoulder
So I can't look back for too long
There's just too much to see waiting in front of me
And I know that I just can't go wrong
With these changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes
Nothing remains quite the same
With all of my running and all of my cunning
If I couldn't laugh I just would go insane
If we couldn't laugh we just would go insane
     If [A]we weren't all crazy we [F]would [C]go in[G]sane[D] [A] [D]

Chord diagrams: Bm - |xxo432| F

@SONG: Wonder Why We Ever Go Home
Wonder Why We Ever Go Home
By: Jimmy Buffett
[1977]     Intro:  G  C/G  G
[G]Years grow shor[C/D]ter, not longe[G]r[C/D]
The [G]more you've [C]been on your [G]own[C/D]
[G]Feelin's for [C/D]movin' grow stron[G]ger[C/D]
So you [F]wonder why you [C]ever go [G]home
[F]Wonder why you [C]ever go [G]home[C/G] [G]
People are movin' so quickly
Humor's in need of repair
Same occupations and same obligations
They've really go nothing to share
Like drivin' around with no spare
River gets deeper not shallow
The further you move down the stream
Wonderin' if I can keep her
As I race to catch up with my dreams
How they shine and glitter and gleam
Years grow shorter, not longer
The more you've been on your own
Feelin's for movin' grow stronger
So you wonder why you ever go home
Wonder why you ever go home
You wonder why you ever go home

Chord diagrams: C/G - |3x2o13| or |332o1o|
C/D - |xxoo1o|

@SONG: Banana Republics
@CHORDS: ( and Kevin J. Shuholm
Banana Republics
By: Steve GoodmanJim RothermelSteve Burgh
   D[G]own to the Banana Republics, [Am]down to the tropical sun
Go the[D7] expatriated Americans, [G]hopin' to find some fun
S[G]ome of them go for the sailing, [Am]caught by the lure of the sea
[D7]Tryin' to find what is ailing, [G]livin' in the land of the free
S[G]ome of them are running from lovers, [Am]leaving no forward address
[D7]Some of them are running tons of ganja
some are[G] running from the I.R.S
     [Dm]Late at night you will find them
     In the[Am] cheap hotels and bars
     H[C]ustling the senio[G]ritas [C]while they[G] dance be[D]neath the [G]stars
     Spen[Dm]ding those renegade pesos on a [Eb]bottle of rum and a [D]lime
     Si[C]ngin' give me some words I can [G]dance to
     [C]Or a m[G]el - o[D7]dy that [G]rhymes
First you learn the native customs
Soon a word of spanish or two
You know that you cannot trust them
'cause they know they can't trust you
Expatriated Americans, feelin' so all alone
Telling themselves the same lies
That they told themselves back home
(solo) -play - G  Am D  G  - Dm   Am C  G C G  

Down to the Banana Republics
Things aren't as warm as they seem
None of the natives are buying any
Second-hand American dreams
(repeat chorus)
Down to the Banana Republics
Down to the tropical sun
Go the expatriated Americans
Hopin' to find some fun
(repeat chords and fade)

@SONG: Tampico Trauma
@CHORDS: Mike A. Hall (
Tampico Trauma
By: Jimmy Buffett
[1977]        **  At the places notated "5th, 4th, 3rd" stand for an "A" chord
** fingering on that particular fret. Specifically, 5th - |xx555x|
   **  4th - |xx444x|  3rd - |xx333x|  A - |xx222x|

Intro: (run of) 5th 4th 3rd A (repeat)
5th 4th 3rd A
I must look a mess I must admit
5th 4th 3rd A
But I have been travelling quite a bit
   [D]  South of the Border
   [A]  Where the law and order
     Is [D]kept by Federales who just [E]grin
5th 4th 3rd A
And tell you they just want to be your friend
(repeat run)
I left for Tampico last July
I jumped off that boat I almost died
   [D]  There to greet us
   [A]  Were pretty senoritas
     I [D]swore that I would not go home t[E]hen
(repeat run)
All those lovely ladies were my friends
All those sweet chiquitas they don't pretend
(repeat run)
That is all I really want to say
I was thrown out of the country yesterday
     (See I was)[D]  drinkin' double
   [A]  Causin' lots of trouble
     When the [D]man looked in the window of the bar and he [E]grinned
5th 4th 3rd A
And said, "If you come back we just may not be your friend"
(repeat run)
"I don't want to see you 'round here again"
"If you come back next time we may not..." (Hidy ho' boys!)

@SONG: Lovely Cruise
@CHORDS: Mike A. Hall (
Lovely Cruise
By: Johnathan Baham
[C]  Drink it up, [F]this one's for [D]you
  [C]It's been a [G]lovely [C]cruise
[C]  I'm sorry it's ending, oh it's[F] sad, but it's [D]true
  Honey,[C]  it's been a [G]lovely [C]cruise[C7]
   [F]  These moments we're [C]left with
   [F]  May you always re[C]member
   [F]  These moments are [C]shared by [G]few
   [C]  There's wind in our hair and there's [F]water in our [D]shoes
     Honey, [C]  it's been a [G]lovely [C]cruise
Spoken: "So let's cruise darlin'"
(long solo) -play- C F D C G C C F D C G C C7
     Ohhh, [F]  these moments we're [C]left with
   [F]  May you always re[C]member
   [F]  These moments are [C]shared by [G]few
   [C]  And those harbor lights,  lord, they're [F]coming into [D]view
   [C]  We'll bid our farewells much too [G]soon
[C]  So drink it up, [F] this one's for [D]you
  Honey,[C]  it's been a [G]lovely [C]cruise
  Yeah baby,[C]  it's been a [G]lovely [C]cruise
  Oh darlin',[C]  it's been a [G]lovely  c[F]ruise[C]

@SONG: Margaritaville
@CHORDS: Mike A. Hall (
By: Jimmy Buffett
[1977]     [D]Nibblin' on sponge cake
Watchin' the sun bake
All of those tourists covered with [A]oil
Strummin' my six-string
On my front porch swing
Smell those shrimp, they're beginnin' to [D]boil[D7]
   [G]  Wastin' [A]away again in Marga[D]ritaville[D7]
   [G]  Searching for my[A] lost shaker of [D]salt[D7]
   [G]  Some people [A]claim that there's a [D]wo-[A]man to [G]blame
     But I [A]know  [G]  it's nobody's f[D]ault
I don't know the reason
I stayed here all season
Nothin' to show but this brand new tattoo
But it's a real beauty
A Mexican cutie
How it got here I haven't a clue
Wastin' away again in Margaritaville
Searchin' for my lost shaker of salt
Some people claim that there's a woman to blame
Now I think
Hell, it could be my fault
Solo: (based on verse chords and chorus)
I blew out my flip-flop
Stepped on a pop-top
Cut my heel had to cruise on back home
But there's booze in the blender
And soon it will render
That frozen concoction that helps me hang on
Wastin' away again in Margaritaville
Searching for my lost shaker of salt
Some people claim that there's a woman to blame
But I know
It's my own damned fault
Yes and,[G]  some people [A]claim that there's a [D]wo-[A]man to [G]blame
And I [A]know  [G]  it's my own damned [D]fault

@SONG: In The Shelter
@CHORDS: Mike A. Hall (
In the Shelter
By: Jimmy Buffett
[1971]     Intro:  A  E    A  E
[E]    In the shelter
    In the mornin' as the sun is brightly glea[A]ming
[F    I [E]just don't know, but [A]I can't go back [E]home"
[E]    Lonely princess
    All the days out on your own are growing emp[A]ty
[F   &inlc;If you could only tell them [E]how you feel
    But t[A]hey're too real to [E]understand
   [A]  Too many trite expressions
     Ending in forced rejections [E]long ago
   [A]  To many innocent faces
     In too many far out places [E]somethings wrong
     Let me tell you that [B]somethings wrong
     It's been that [A]way so long, and it's a [E]shame
On the street car
To the city where she knows she may lose it all
Riding for just a dime, takin' her own sweet time
And knowing well that this could be her final fall
Past the boutique
To the alley down the river, people pass her by
She sits on a big gray rock, takes off her boots and socks
Not knowin' what she will do next just starts to cry
   [A]  Too many wild rejections
     Endin' in angry questions [E]from her dad
   [A]  Too many T.V. dinners
     Ah, everyone loves a winner, but [E]she was lost
     [A]No one knows the t[E]rials she had
(Repeat first verse, then)
[E]Hell, I just don't know,  but [A]I can't go back [E]home   [A]   [E]     [A]   [E] (fade)

@SONG: Miss You So Badly
@CHORDS: Mike A. Hall (
Miss You So Badly
By: Jimmy Buffett/Greg Taylor
[1977]     [C]I guess it [F]all blew up in Missoula
There just [C]was no [G7]other [C]way
After [F]months of goin' crazy, there was [C]nothin' [G7]left to[C] say
But when the[Am] dust had finally settled
And the[D7] air had quickly cleared
[F]Whoa, things were better [G7]off than I had fe[C]ared[C7]
     (And I,) [F]  Miss you so badly, [C]  girl I love you madly
   [G]  Feelin' so sad now since I been [C]gone, gone, g[C7]one
   [F]  It gets quite confusin',[C]  it seems that I'm loosin'
   [G]  Track of the long days since I been [C]home
We're stayin' in a Holiday Inn full of surgeons
I guess they meet there once a year
They exchange physician's stories
And get drunk on Tuborg beer
And then they're off to catch a stripper
With their eyes glued to her "G"
But I don't think that I would ever let 'em cut on me
(And I,) Miss you so badly, girl I love you madly
I think I've been had though for stayin' so long, long, long
And I'm, just watchin' the Gong Show, waitin' for Zorro
Losin' the long days since I been home
I got a head full of feelin' higher
And an ear full of Patsy Cline
There is just no one who can touch her
Hell, I'll hang on every line
Oh, crazy how things happen, it's incredible but true
The longer I'm gone the closer I feel to you
(And I,) Miss you so badly, girl I love you madly
I'm feelin' so glad just to be headin' home, home, home
I've been, battlin' motel maids, and chewin' on Rolaids
Countin' the hours till I get home
Whoa I been, countin' the hours till I get home

@SONG: Biloxi
@CHORDS: Mike A. Hall (
By: J. Winchester
D[A]own around Biloxi
Pretty girls are swimmin' in the [D]sea
They all look like sisters in the [A]ocean
B[D]oy will fill his pale with salty [A]water
And the [G]storms will blow from [D]off towards New [A]Orleans
T[A]he Sun shines on Biloxi
The air is filled with vapors from the [D]sea
The boy will dig a pool beside the [A]ocean
He sees [D]creatures from his dreams [A]underwater
And the [G]Sun will set from [D]off towards New [A]Orleans
(solo) G D A
        [G]    [D]    [A]  Stars can see Biloxi
Stars can find their faces in the sea
We are walking down beside the ocean
We are splashing naked in the water
And the sky is red from off towards New Orleans

@SONG: Landfall
@CHORDS: Mike A. Hall (
By: Jimmy Buffett
[1977]     Intro:  G  A  C  G    G  A  C  G
        [G]   [A]   [C]   [G]     [G]   [A]   [C]   [G]  Now [G]what would they [A]do if I [C]just sailed a[G]way
[G]Who the hell [A]really compelled me [C]to leave to[G]day
[G]Runnin' low on[A] stories of what[C] made it a [G]ball
[G]What would they [A]do if I [C]made no land[G]fall
I lived half my life in an eight by five room
Just crusin' to the sound of the big diesel boom
It's not close quarters that would make me snap
It's just dealing with the daily unadulterated crap
Chorus: (see below for notes on "Run")
"Run" E A G
Sail away, for a month at a time
"Run" E A G
Sail away, I've got to restart my mind
     And you'll [A]find me back at it [Gb]a - [G]gain
Now I love the smell of fresh snapper fried light
What you say pouilly-fusse to round out the night
The mid-morning watch is the best time to look
Oh, what would they do if I wrote the big book
'Cause I've seen incredible things in my years
Some days were laughter and others were tears
If I had it all to do over again
I'd just get myself drunk and I'd jump right back in
Sail away, that's the way I survive
Sail away, that's just no shuck and jive
But it makes my whole life come alive
Solo: (based on verse and chorus chords)
The wind whistles through the cold riggin' at night
Crazy crowds boogie to the sound and the lights
Bums down in Capo's, he's just havin' a ball
Oh, what would he do on another landfall
What would they do if I made no landfall
Oh, what would they do if I flew to Nepal
What would I do if I met Lucile Ball
I'm tryin' to make a little sense of it all
Just tryin' to make a little sense of it all
(Repeat Intro chords twice and fade)

"Run" notes: this notates to play a "run" of the notes (G, Gb, E)
as a lead-in to the E chord of the chorus. Here's a Tab example:
  e -------------------
  b -------------------
  g --------------1----
  d --------------2----
  a --------------2----
  E --3--2--0---------- 

G Gb E E (chord)
** also, on the "Gb" note (last line of chorus), I play just the
note on the E (bass) string to lead-in to the G chord. As
always, listen to the song to get it just right. MAH


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