African Friend Jimmy Buffett
Another one for all you Parrotheads!!
By Jimmy Buffett
[D]Disembarking at Duvalier airport
[A7]Seeking transp[G]ortation to t[D]own
[D]As the purple ink dried on his passport
[A7]He could still feel the e[G]yes look a[D]round.
[D]Messieur ou y est casino?
[A7]He spoke to the c[G]abbie and s[D]miled
[D]The driver replied: vieux ou noveaux?
[A7]As he motioned the d[G]ark man ins[D]ide.
[Fm]Business in Aruba conc[D]luded
He now [E7]had a little money to sp[A]end
That's h[G]ow I came to m[A7]eet my African fr[D]iend.
[D]We were rolling the bones several hours
[A7]Conversing as m[G]ost gamblers [D]do
[D]We were calling on all of our powers
[A7]Hoping to s[G]ee the night th[D]rough.
[D]But not approving at a[G]ll of our win[D]nings
[A7]The pit boss he tug[G]ged at his sle[D]eve
[D]Through the whole thing my new friend was grinning
[A7]Then he motioned it's t[G]ime we should le[D]ave.
[Fm]With our night at the tables b[D]ehind us
We were re[E7]ady just to do it ag[A]ain
That's w[G]hen I came to k[A7]now my African fr[D]iend.
[D]But I woke up on the steps of a whorehouse
[A7]A soldier told me I[G]'d better l[D]eave
[D]As I stumbled to find me a taxi
[A7]I saw a note pin[G]ned to my sl[D]eeve.
[D]It was a pleasure and a he[G]ll of an eve[D]nin
[A7]Truly was o[G]ur night to w[D]in
[D]But the authorities insist on my leaving
[A7]Take care my Am[G]erican fri[D]end.
[Fm]With my weekend at Haiti c[D]oncluded
I now h[E7]ad a little money to sp[A]end
That's w[G]hen I came to m[A7]eet my African fr[D]iend
That's h[G]ow I came to kn[A7]ow another good f[D]riend.