The Wino and I Know

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James William "Jimmy" Buffett (born December 25, 1946) is an American singer–songwriter, author, and businessman. He is best known for his music, which often portrays an "island escapism" lifestyle. Together with his Coral Reefer Band, Buffett has recorded hit songs including "Margaritaville" (ranked 234th on the Recording Industry Association of America's list of "Songs of the Century") and "Come Monday". He has a devoted base of fans known as "Parrotheads". more »


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1992
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The ice cream man he's a hillbilly fan,
He's got seventy-eights by Hank Snow,
Walks down the street, shufflin' his feet,
To the rhythm that only he knows.
And I've seen him in so many places,
I saw him the night I was born,
In a Bourbon Street bar I received my first scar
From an old man so tattered and torn. 

And the Wino and I know the pains of street singin'
Like the door-to-door salesman knows 
The pains of bell ringin'
It's a strange situation,
A wild occupation,
Living my life like a song. 

Well the coffee is strong 
At the Cafe do Monde,
And the donuts are too hot to touch,
But just like a fool, when those 
Sweet goodies cool, I ate 'til I ate way too much.
Cause I'm livin' on things that excite me,
Be they pastries or lobsters or love,
I'm just tryin' to get by being quiet and shy,
In a world full of pushin' and shove. 

And the Wino and I know the pains of backbustin',
Like the farmer knows the pain of his pick-up 
Truck rustin'.
It's a strange situation, a wild occupation,
Living my life like a song. 

Sweet Senorita, won't you please come with me?
Back to the island, honey, back to the sea,
Back to the only place that I want to be. 

And the Wino and I know the joys of the ocean,
Like a boy knows the joys of his milkshake
In motion.
It's a strange situation, a wild occupation,
Living my life like a song.

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Written by: JIMMY BUFFETT

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