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High Cumberland Jubilee

High Cumberland Jubilee Tracks

  1. ACE
    Jimmy Buffett

    It hardly seems a long time just a minute of the day
    When the man who stood beside me more than gave himself away
    The food stain on his spotted shirt a gray beard on his face
    A man composed of many names so I just called him Ace

    Ace can't read and Ace can't write and
    He sleeps on a bench at night
    A little man the world has left behind
    He ain't bitter he ain't sweet
    Makes his living on the street
    Never knowin' what he's gonna find

    Born in Mississippi pickin' cotton as a child
    Left soon for the city where he heard that life was wild
    That was fifty years ago when nothin's really strange
    From a poor dirt farm to dirty streets is really not much change

    Ace can't read and Ace can't write and
    He sleeps on a bench at night
    A little man the world has left behind
    He ain't bitter he ain't sweet
    Makes his living on the street
    Never knowin' what he's gonna find

    Go back to the country no he really can't do that
    Wasted years have left him nothin' but an old straw hat
    So he puts it on his head and waves a last good-bye
    With no time left to turn around and no time to ask why

    Ace can't read and Ace can't write and
    He sleeps on a bench at night
    A little man the world has left behind
    He ain't bitter he ain't sweet
    Makes his living on the street
    Never knowin' what he's gonna find
    This old world has left poor Ace behind

  2. Rockefeller Square

    ROCKERFELLER SQUARE
    Jimmy Buffett, Buzz Cason

    Did you ever just want to lay down
    Tell the world you've had enough
    Did you ever just want to drop out
    When the goin' got a little bit rough
    Have you ever walked the sidewalks hungry
    Have you ever really had the blues
    So now you want to see how the other half lives
    Well brother whatcha got to lose

    Whatcha got to lose if you leave your home
    And you never think of ever goin' back
    Your father's makin' money for the good of the country
    And your mother's out bettin' at the track

    Camptown ladies sing them songs doo dah doo dah
    Now you want to let your hair grow long
    And get a little pad uptown
    Throw away your checkbook and all your credit cards
    And use your wits to get around
    So you think it's gonna make you happy
    See your story in the evening news
    Makin' a game out of pointin' the blame
    Brother whatcha got to lose

    Hey lonely Rockefeller Square
    The underground world don't fit a millionaire
    Hey Rocky whatcha gonna do
    First time you've ever had the pressure on you
    But Rock when the rockin' and the bummin' is through
    There'll still be piece of Daddy's kingdom for you

    Rocky you sure hurt your mama
    And your daddy's got an ulcer for you
    With the stock market shot and the war's still hot
    It was sure was a cruel thing to do

    (So don't cry boy)
    Hey lonely Rockefeller Square
    The underground world don't fit a millionaire
    Hey Rocky whatcha gonna do
    First time you've ever had the pressure on you
    But Rock when the rockin' and the bummin' is through
    There'll still be piece of Daddy's kingdom for you

    Money today money to pay
    Don't you go gay
    Rocky better pray

  3. Bend a Little

    BEND A LITTLE
    Jimmy Buffett, Buzz Cason

    Evil it's been here all along
    Good things they just seem to have come and gone
    In my life I have seen so much go wrong
    And there's only one way left for us to get along

    You got to bend a little one way or the other
    You got to leave your mind open to discover
    Seems I've been fightin' it all along
    You got to bend a little no matter which side you're on
    Or soon you'll be gone

    Papers they print it every day
    Housewife wraps the garbage then throws it away
    I don't guess she thinks they have that much to say
    But when the time is right she'll be the lady with so much to pay

    You got to bend a little one way or the other
    You got to leave your mind open to discover
    Seems I've been fightin' it all along
    You got to bend a little no matter which side you're on
    Or soon you'll be gone

    History it teaches much too well
    Nations had to rise up before they fell
    And my eyes see the story they're tryin' to tell
    And tonight I think I heard the final toll of the bell
    We better...

    Bend a little one way or the other
    You got to leave your mind open to discover
    Seems I've been fightin' it all along
    You got to bend a little no matter which side you're on
    Or soon you'll be gone

  4. In the Shelter

    IN THE SHELTER
    Jimmy Buffett

    In the shelter
    In the morning as the sun was brightly beaming
    I heard her cryin' out what is it all about
    I just don't know
    But I can't go back home

    Lonely princess
    All the days out on your own are growing empty
    Nothing is goin' well if you could only tell them
    How you feel
    But they're too real to understand

    Too many trite expressions ended in forced rejections
    long ago
    Too many innocent faces too many far out places
    something's wrong
    Let me tell you that something's wrong
    It's been that way so long
    It's a shame

    On the street car
    To the city where she knows that she might lose it all
    Riding for just a dime taking her own sweet time
    and knowing well
    This could be her final fall

    Past the boutique
    down the alley to the river people pass her by
    Sits on the big gray rocks takes off her boots and socks
    And knowing what she will do next
    Just starts to cry

    Too many small suggestions ending in angry questions
    from her dad
    Too many TV dinners and everyone loves a winner
    But she was lost
    No one knows the trials she had

    In the shelter
    In the morning as the sun was brightly beaming
    I heard her cryin' out what is it all about
    I just don't know
    But I can't go back home

    Lord I just don't know but I can't go back home.

  5. Death Valley Lives

    DEATH VALLEY LIVES
    Jimmy Buffett

    It's the ways of her father
    If she's gonna change she hasn't done it yet
    And the desert is calling to me
    Run before the final trap is set
    All roads lead to the city
    Where the dudes and the dykes all look the same
    Lady lays out the pattern
    With the parts of her body that seem tame
    Death Valley lives and Tracy isn't sure what really gives

    Act like a child and I'll respond with my well-rehearsed farewell
    Quoting the verse that you bought but weren't quite prepared to sell

    Saying I think I love you
    Maybe I care
    It's not fair
    Death Valley lives and Tracy Isn't sure what really gives

    And it's a sore spot when the room's burning hot
    And the desert air just cannot bring you down
    Still the bed's warm but a cold arm
    Keeps me floating inches off the ground

    Death Valley lives and Tracy isn't sure what really gives

    Go paint your toes wipe your nose and then come say good-bye
    And all along tell yourself that I'm wrong if I try
    Cryin' sorry it's over
    I'm not to blame
    What a game
    Death Valley lives now I'm not even sure what really gives.

  6. High Cumberland Dilemma

    HIGH CUMBERLAND JUBILEE
    Jimmy Buffett, Buzz Cason

    Maybe leaving's better in the afternoon
    When the rain don't fall so hard
    From where we were we had to look down far below
    To see just what went on in our own backyard

    Coming down slow without a thing to show
    Wondering what went on while we were up there
    Mountain roads now asphalt highways
    That we once called heaven skyways
    Children lost what is the cost to get back home again

    La La La La La La La La Laaaaa
    La La La La La La La La Laaaaa

    It was a high Cumberland Jubilee
    Such a high Cumberland Jubilee

  7. England

    ENGLAND
    Jimmy Buffett, Buzz Cason

    I have watched as the sun went down
    I have crashed as the room spun around
    Now she's gone, she can't be found

    And I'm down where I've been before
    Sat and watched as she walked out the door
    Can't explain why the woman's so
    It's gonna rain some more

    Somebody told me the last word they heard her say was England
    Somebody said that she mentioned the airline and the fare
    Now I wonder if she's there

    'Cause she took every cent of mine
    Paid it all to the Pan Am line
    Though she's gone, I hope she's fine
    Fly love of mine

    Somebody told me the last word they heard her say was England
    Somebody said that she mentioned the airline and the fare
    Now I wonder if she's there

    So tally-ho
    Jolly good show
    My woman's gone to England

  8. The Hangout Gang

    THE HANG OUT GANG
    Jimmy Buffett, Buzz Cason

    The tour bus passed here yesterday
    Exciting all the fools who pay
    To see the naked lady in our yard

    The hang out gang is back in town
    Rumor has it going 'round they brought back
    Four new groupies and a St. Bernard

    We're peaceful and abiding cats
    Some call gypsies some call brats
    But bare feet don't tear streets up like their bus

    All we were doin' was hangin' and little Koochie was sangin'
    Mama I'm guilty of hangin' out
    I know it's a shabby old building but after all ain't we God's children
    And Lord it's a good place for hangin' out

    The fast approachin' local heat was poundin' out the southeast beat
    When they came upon Koochie in our yard
    She smiled "Sir, I meant no harm just a little suntan on my arm
    They wound up takin' in our St. Bernard
    (He didn't tag you'all)

    All we were doin' was hangin' and little Koochie was sangin'
    Mama I'm guilty of hangin' out
    I know it's a shabby old building but after all ain't we gods children
    And Lord it's a good place for hangin' out

    Now you hang with me and I'll hang with you and we'll hang out
    'Til we both turn blue
    Mama I'm guilty of hangin' out

    All we were doin' was hangin' and little Koochie was sangin'
    Mama I'm guilty of hangin' out
    I know it's a shabby old building but after all ain't we gods children
    And Lord it's a good place for hangin' out

  9. God Don't Own a Car

    GOD DON'T OWN A CAR
    Jimmy Buffett, Buzz Cason

    I have been out wanderin'
    I have traveled far
    One conclusion I have made
    Is God don't own a car

    He don't wear no fancy clothes
    He'd rather take the bus
    He would pay air tourist fare
    So He could sit with us

    He don't have no tambourine
    Guitar or slide trombone
    The music we make here on Earth
    But the words are His own

    And when we finally reach His home
    And walk among the stars
    He'll join our band then we'll understand
    Why God don't own a car

  10. Livingston's Gone to Texas

    LIVINGSTON'S GONE TO TEXAS
    Jimmy Buffett

    Nothing here is different
    Nothings changed at all
    Livingston's gone to Texas
    They say he had a ball

    They say he learned to be a cowboy
    They say he learned to rope and ride
    But I wonder if he ever thinks about the tears his woman cried

    Now Holly won't you let me
    Try and make you smile
    You loved him as if he were your husband
    Now he'll be gone awhile

    Wrote he had to see the country
    On starry nights he wished that you were there
    And so it shows wherever he goes
    Deep inside you know he really cares

    It's crazy and it's different
    But it's really being free
    And reasons the world would want to question
    Makes sense to you and me

    Nothing here is different
    Nothing's changed at all
    Livingston's still in Texas
    The snows about to fall

  11. Travelin' Clean

    TRAVELIN' CLEAN
    Jimmy Buffett

    You go to Fargo
    We'll meet in Chicago
    Travelin' light and travelin' clean
    In my nine wheel blue and white travelin' machine
    And I'm gone I'm movin' on yes I'm gone

    No time to look back
    We've crossed the last track
    Travelin' free and travelin' wild
    With my barefoot blue-eyed travelin' child
    And I'm gone I'm movin' on yes I'm gone
    Run away Queen
    Travelin 'clean

    You tell your mother
    That you love another
    Runnin' with a free-born man
    That asks more of you than your hand
    And I'm gone I'm movin' on yes I'm gone
    Run away Queen
    Travelin 'clean

    You go to Fargo
    We'll meet in Chicago
    Travelin' light and travelin' clean
    In my nine wheel blue and white travelin' machine
    And I'm gone I'm movin' on yes I'm gone
    Come away travelin' queen

  12. High Cumberland Jubilee/Comin' Down Slow

    HIGH CUMBERLAND JUBILEE
    Jimmy Buffett, Buzz Cason

    Maybe leaving's better in the afternoon
    When the rain don't fall so hard
    From where we were we had to look down far below
    To see just what went on in our own backyard

    Coming down slow without a thing to show
    Wondering what went on while we were up there
    Mountain roads now asphalt highways
    That we once called heaven skyways
    Children lost what is the cost to get back home again

    La La La La La La La La Laaaaa
    La La La La La La La La Laaaaa

    It was a high Cumberland Jubilee
    Such a high Cumberland Jubilee