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Cheeseburger in Paradise

Jimmy Buffett

Chords in parentheses are anticipated


/ Bm - - A / Bm - - G / Bm - - A / D (hold) /


                (G)              A                D

Tried to amend my carnivorous  habits

 G                    A               D

Made it nearly seventy days

           G                     A                D

Losin' weight without speed, eatin' sunflower seeds

   E                                             A

drinkin' lots of carrot juice and soakin' up rays.  But at

 (G)     A               D                                 G                A            Bm

night I'd have these wonderful dreams, some kind of sensuous treat

             G               D         G           D

Not zucchini, fettucini or bulgar wheat, but a

 (G)         D                A                   D

big warm bun and a huge hunk of meat.



G          A            D

Cheeseburger in paradise

G               A                  D

Heaven on earth with an onion slice

G               A         D

Not too particular, not too precise, I'm just a

G          A            D

Cheeseburger in paradise


/ Bm - - A / D (hold) /


   G                   A      D

Heard about the old-time sailor men

                     G                 A             D

They eat the same thing again and again

  G                      A               D

Warm beer and bread they said could raise the dead

                E                                      A

Well, it reminds me of the menu at a Holiday Inn


       G               (A)               D

But times have changed for sailors these days

          G              A                    Bm

When I'm in port I get what I need.


              G                  D      G       D

Not just Havanas or bananas or daiquiris

                  G              D               A          D

But that American creation on which I feed.




Solo:  / G - A - / D - - - / x4


No Chord:

I like mine with lettuce and tomato              

Heinz 57 and French fried potatoes               

Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer                  

Well, good God Almighty, which way do I steer for my  




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This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.