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Death of an Unpopular Poet  Jimmy Buffett

Here's a stab at one of my favorite Buffet songs. Corrections and
suggestions are welcomed. The slash notation for those unfamiliar
with it just indicates the bass note played with the chord. For
example G/F# is a G chord with an F# bass note
Also, excuse my ignorance here - not knowing the name of the chord, but I
typical use the G which includes the 'd' note of the B string i.e.
[E]3 [A]2 [D]0 [G]0 [B]3 [E]3
Death Of An Unpopular Poet (Jimmy Buffet)
[G]I once [G/F#]knew a [C]poet[G], who [C]lived b[C/B]efore his [D]time
[G]He and h[G/F#]is dog S[C]pooner[G], [C]who listened [C/B]while he [D]rhymed
[Em]Words to make ya [Bm]happy, [C]words to [C/B]make you [F]cry[F/E] [D]
[G]Then one [G/F#]day the [C]poet[G] su[C]ddenl[D]y did [G]die[C] [G]
But he left behind a closet, filled with verse and rhyme
Through some strange transaction one was printed in the Times
And everybody searchin for the king of underground
Well they found him down in Florida, with a tombstone for a crown
[C]And [C/B]everybody [D]knows the lines
[C]From his[C/B] book that costs [D]$4.99
[C]And I [C/B]wonder if he k[D]nows he's doin
[C]Quite this [G]fine
Cause his books are all best sellers, his poems were turned to songs
Had his brother on a talk show, though they never got along
And now he's called immortal, yes he's even taught in school
They say he used his talent, a most proficient tool
But he left all of his royalties, to Spooner his old hound
Growin old on steak and bacon, in a dog house 10 feet 'round
And everybody wonders, did he really lose his mind
No, he was just a poet who lived before his time.
He was just a poet who lived before his time.

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A B Bm C C/B D E Em F F/E G G/F#
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