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Banana Republics  Jimmy Buffett

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
Chorus:
[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)

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