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Margaritaville

Jimmy Buffett

 

Chord Guide

         132

D:    xx0232

           13

Dsus2:  xx0230

      3    4

G:    3x0003

        123

A:    x02220

         213

D7:   xx0212

 

Strum: D   D U   U D U

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   (folk strum pattern)

 

Intro Riff:

 

Intro (w/intro riff):

/ D – Dsus2 D / D – Dsus2 D /

/ G - - A / D - - - / - - - - /

 

D (6)

Nibblin’ on sponge cake
Watchin’ the sun bake

                                                A (8)
All of those tourists covered with oil
Strummin’ my six-string
On my front porch swing

                                                          D     D7
Smell those shrimp they’re beginnin’ to boil

Chorus:

G             A                         D         D7
Wastin’ away again in margaritaville

G                      A                       D   D7
Searching for my lost shaker of salt

G                     A                          D (½)  A (½)         G
Some people claim that there’s a wo  -  man to blame

           A (2)
But I know

                      D (2)

it’s nobody’s fault

D (6)
I don’t know the reason
I stayed here all season

                                                         A (8)
Nothin’ to show but this brand new tattoo
But it’s a real beauty
A Mexican cutie

                                          D   D7
How it got here I haven’t a clue

 

Chorus 2:

G             A                         D         D7
Wastin’ away again in margaritaville

G                      A                       D   D7
Searching for my lost shaker of salt

G                     A                          D (½)  A (½)         G
Some people claim that there’s a wo  -  man to blame

           A (2)                       
now I think

                             D (2)

Hell, it could be my fault

 

D (6)
I blew out my flip-flop
Stepped on a pop-top

                                                    A (8)
Cut my heel had to cruise on back home
But there’s booze in the blender
And soon it will render

                                                               D   D7
That frozen concoction that helps me hang on

Chorus 3:

G             A                         D         D7
Wastin’ away again in margaritaville

G                      A                       D   D7
Searching for my lost shaker of salt

G                     A                          D (½)  A (½)         G
Some people claim that there’s a wo  -  man to blame

           A (2)
but I know

                             D (2)

it’s my own damn fault

 

G                     A                          D (½)  A (½)         G
Some people claim that there’s a wo  -  man to blame

           A (2)
but I know

                             D (2)

it’s my own damn fault

 

Repeat Intro


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