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Old 04-27-2014, 12:10 PM   #1
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Default Jimmy Buffet's new guitar and tune

Lyrics: A Sunday off in gay Paris
I was bound for the sacred street
Gods have dropped upon Montmartre
But not Rue de la Guitare
Mais pas Rue de la Guitare

Like melodies that never fade
These girls who found their masquerades
' is still a strange bizarre down on Rue de la Guitare
On Rue de la Guitare

Windows filled with long lost dreams
Unfinished songs on rusty strings
From Nazareth across the sea
She'd somehow caught up with me
Parfait a compris

I read the wood and felt the skies
I spoke with knights in smoky bars
How many songs, how many beers
Had cost her journey here

A toast to those who love to hear
A D18 played Lightfoot clear
Music still lives in shops and bars
Along Rue de la Guitare
Rue de la Guitare

Now over here people sing
Comment ca va monsieur Buffett?
On veux voir une chanson a joue'e
Vie Rue de la Guitare

VIDEO - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPPbLbWIYMs \
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:11 PM   #2
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Been listening to Jimmy Buffett's cd "Songs From St. Somewhere" Decided to workout Rue de la Guitare. The song is about a Martin D18 JB found in Paris a couple of years ago. Part of a verse runs: "A toast to those who love to hear a D18 played Lightfoot clear" I know Mr Buffett admires GL, nice to hear an appreciation of him in a song. Well don Jim!


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Old 04-30-2014, 05:44 PM   #3
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Good,find char. Saw Jimmy buffet in concert for the first time on Easter weekend in Florida. Great show. He has a tradition where he does an encore without the band, just him and his guitar. Reminded me of when Gord would do that sitting on the piano bench at the beginning of the second half. Buffet released a whole album of those acoustic encores called....Encores which I highly recommend.
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:28 AM   #4
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Sorry Char, I did not realise you had posted that.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:04 AM   #5
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no worries- it's worth seeing again!lol
That ENCORES is a terrific cd - I need to see another JB concert!
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:20 AM   #6
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Worth seeing, I have seen him twice, both times in Paris, France not Texas. It is a 2 hour flight to Paris, fly out on Saturday see concert 1 night in hotel fly back. Will be seeing him again this September, once again in Paris. The amazing thing is there will fans there from the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. They just follow him around.
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:39 PM   #7
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enjoying his live online show from Frisco Texas right now... I SO enjoy JB...i've seen him many times over the years since early 70's..

http://www.margaritaville.tv/live
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:41 PM   #8
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Yes, watched Margaritaville TV last night too! Frisco has grown up...it was just the boonies north of DFW when I live in the area.
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https://mojim.com/usy100984x55x16.htm
Jimmy Buffett( James William Buffett )

Lightfoot (Narration)

Listening to that track now,
there are two words that immediately come to mind
Gordon Lightfoot
As Mark Twain said, all ideas are second hand
either conciously or unconciously
Oscar Wilde put it this way,
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
that mediocrity can pay to greatness

Whatever you call it, there's no other way to learn your craft
than by imitating others
Ask Bob Dylan about Woody Guthrie or Beyonce about Tina Turner
That is just the way the process works
You admire somebody then you try to emulate them but only
for a time

The trick is to find your own style, sound or voice
And that comes from your natural talent, your work ethic
and still good luck

So if you think you hear a little, let me correct that,
a lot of Gordan Lightfoot in these songs, congratulations
You're correct, he was the greatness my mediocrity tried to emulate

It wasn't until four years ago that I really got to thinking
I was lucky enough to be in Toronto when Gordon played Massey Hall
the place I always heard you had to see Lightfoot
Where we spent a delightful visit backstage after the show
When I got around to awkwardly thanking him for his inspiration
His response was what you might think it would be
He said; you seem to be doing pretty well Jimmy, just pass that on
That's a classy act

So if you're lucky and work hard enough, you will eventually
find a style of your own
Then if you're really lucky and work really hard your own style will
become something others follow
Gordon was my guide though the musical woods
It's one of the unique and pretty cool parts about being successful
Inspiring others, which is exactly what Gordon did for me
Now I'm certainly not blind to the fact that there are singers and
songwriters out there who pattern their work after mine
I'm perfectly fine with that
So here's a lightfoot song that was a
big hit in the Animal's Corner in those
Mobile days
Thank You Gordon and I will pass it on.


AUDIO OF TEXT ABOVE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_co...&v=y0qTgyevtI0

This is called; The circle is small. AUDIO:
JB at MASSEY HALL - Gordon introduces him - video at link: http://corfid.com/vbb/showthread.php...=jimmy+buffett
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