Two Jimmy Buffett Songs

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Our Summer is almost over and the first line of the lyrics to this Jimmy Buffett song caught my eye!

"Headin' up to San Francisco for the Labor Day weekend show."
Here in SoCal, I will be settling in for another new school year schedule, offering piano lessons. Where will you be, Come Monday?

Come Monday


Songwriters: Jimmy Buffett
Come Monday lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group



Key of C
4/4 Time (Moderately)





C                   F
Headin' up to San Francisco
G                             C
For the Labor Day weekend show,
                   F
I've got my hush-puppies on,
               G
I guess I never was meant for
           C
Glitter rock and roll.
F/D              F
And honey I didn't know
G
That I'd be missin' you so.
         F                   C
Come Monday It'll be all right,
          F                      G
Come Monday I'll be holding you tight.
            C               Em           F                G
I spent four lonely days in a brown L.A. haze
          F                    G                 C
And I just want you back by my side.
Verse 2

Yes, it's been quite a summer,
Rent-a-cars and westbound trains.
And now you're off on vacation,
Somethin' you tried to explain.
And darlin' I love you so that's
The reason I just let you go.
Come Monday It'll be all right,
Come Monday I'll be holding you tight.
I spent four lonely days in a brown L.A. haze
And I just want you back by my side.
Dmaj7    Gmaj7
I can't help it, honey,
Dmaj7                    Gmaj7
You're that much a part of me now.
Dmaj7                           Gmaj7
Remember the night in Montana when
Fmaj7                                         G7
We said there'd be no room for doubt.
I hope you're enjoyin' the scenery,
I know that it's pretty up there.
We can go hikin on Tuesday,
With you, I'd walk anywhere.
California has worn me quite thin,
I just can't wait to see you again.
Come Monday It'll be all right,
Come Monday I'll be holding you tight.
I spent four lonely days in a brown L.A. haze
And I just want you back by my side.

C                           Em           F               G
I spent four lonely days in a brown L.A. haze,
         F                    G                Bb  F  C              
and I just want you back by my side.


This is a very easy song to play. Fmaj7 sounds great, F/EAC and G7 with G/FGBD. Then ending with Bb/FBbD and F/FAC and C/EGCE.

Son Of A Son Of A Sailor


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Songwriters: Jimmy Buffett
Son of a Son of a Sailor lyrics © Coral Reefer Music



Songs You May Know By Heart

Key of D
4/4 Time (Moderately slow, in 2)

     G / F / C / G /
 
              G
As the son of a son of a sailor
           F               C                   G
I went out on the sea for adventure
      C                                    G
Expanding the view of the captain and crew
D                                              G
Like a man just released from indenture

As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin' man
           F                 C          G
I have chalked up many a mile
          C                                    G
Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks
          D                                                 G
And I learned much from both of their styles
F/G                C/G
Son of a son, son of a son
                             G
Son of a son of a sailor
F                                  C
Son of a gun, load the last ton
                                     G
One step ahead of the jailer
Now away in the near future
Southeast of disorder
You can shake the hand of the mango man
As he greets you at the border
And the lady she hails from Trinidad
Island of the spices
Salt for your meat, and cinnamon sweet
And the rum is for all your good vices
Haul the sheet in as we ride on the wind
That our forefathers harnessed before us
Hear the bells ring as the tight rigging sings
It's a son of a gun of a chorus
G
Where it all ends I can't fathom my friends
              F          C                 G
If I knew I might toss out my anchor
         C                             G
So I cruise along always searchin' for songs
               D                           G
Not a lawyer a thief or a banker
F/G                          C/G
But a son of a son, son of a son
                            G
Son of a son of a sailor
F                            C
Son of a gun, load the last ton
                                     G
One step ahead of the jailer
I'm just a son of a son, son of a son
Son of a son of a sailor
The sea's in my veins, my tradition remains
I'm just glad I don't live in a trailer

Repeat and fade: 

F = F/ACFG
C = C/GCEG
G = GBDG


Enjoy these last days of summer!

-- LadyD

 "The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B.King

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