MARGARITAVILLE – Guitar Lesson

Maybe not purist folk but definitely music for folks …. here's one of Jimmy Buffett's lyrical poems about a simple albeit slightly tipsy lifestyle. Three chords and everyone knows the chorus! Here's your Margaritaville guitar lesson.

The first strum after each chord change is a single down strum followed by a quick up ….. then an up/down/up.

This patterns continues throughout.

D    
Nibblin' on sponge cake

Watchin' the sun bake
                                                   A
All of those tourists covered with oil

Strummin' my six-string

On my front porch swing
                                                               D    
Smell those shrimp, they're beginnin' to boil

Chorus:
               G         A                  D                              
     Wastin' away again in Margaritaville
       G                       A                      D   
     Searching for my lost shaker of salt
   G              A                             D A      G
     Some people claim that there's a woman to blame
           A                           D 
     But I know    it's nobody's fault. 

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

(2nd Chorus):
     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

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 some people claim that there's a woman to blame
And I know it's my own damned fault