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Margaritaville Tab

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version 2

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Margaritaville Tab by Jimmy Buffett :
Jimmy Buffett

-Margaritaville 

tabbed by Joe



standard tuning ( EADGBe )



Intro- ( this intro is easy and fun to play) i wont put the rythem 
because you can listen to the song and find it easy.

                                               D

e|--5--5--5--3--5---------------7--7--7--5--3--2--------|
B|--7--7--7--5--7---2x----------8--8--8--7--5--3--------|
G|---------------------------------------------2--------|
D|--------------------third time play-^^-------0--------|
A|---------------------------------------------X--------|
E|---------------------------------------------X--------|



chords:  A     G   A7   D

        -0-   -3-  -0- -2-
        -2-   -0-  -2- -3- 
        -2-   -0-  -0- -2- 
        -2-   -0-  -2- -0-
        -0-   -2-  -0- -0-
        -X-   -3-  -X- -x-



NOTE*** YOU CAN DO OPTIONAL ALTERNATING BASS NOTES FOR THE CHORDS ILL 
SHOW YOU THEM*** (THE CHORDS ARE eighth notes AND THE BASS NOTES ARE 
quarter notes)

    D               A               G               A7

|---2-2-----2-2-----0-0----0-0--------3-3-----3-3-----0-0----0-0--------|
|---3-3-----3-3-----2-2----2-2--------0-0-----0-0-----2-2----2-2--------|
|---2-2-----2-2-----2-2----2-2--------0-0-----0-0-----0-0----0-0--------|
|-0-----------------2-2----2-2-------------0----------2-2----2-2--------|
|--------0--------0--------------------------------0--------------------|
|------------------------0---------3-----------------------0------------|



you can either use the alternating bass i showed above or you can strum 
this ( - means eighth rest) 
down-downupdown-downupdown-downupdown-downup (then repeat)



1st verse:

        

D

nibblin on sponge cake, Watchin the sun bake

                               A

all those tourists covered in oil

A

strummin my six string, on my front porch swing

A7                                      D

watch those shrimp there beggining to boil



Chorus:(there are slight variations to the chorus throughout the song, 
ill put them on)



G        A                  D

Wastin' Away again in Margaritaville

G             A               D

Lookin for my lost shaker of salt

G            A              D A       G

Some people claim theres a woman to blame

A7                          D

but I know  It could be my fault



verse 2:



D

Don't know the reason, been here all season,

                                    A

Nothin' to show but this brand new tattoo.

A

But it's a real beauty, a Mexican cutie,

A7                           D

How it got here I haven't a clue.



Chorus Variation 2:

G       A            D

Wasted away again in Margaritaville,

G               A                D

Searchin' for my lost shaker of salt.

G           A                     D A     G

Some people claim that there's a woman to blame,

A7                               D

But I know hell, it could be my fault.





Verse 3:



D

Blew out my flip flop, stepped on a pop-top,

                                    A

Cut my heel, had to cruise on back home.

A

But there's booze in the blender and soon it will render,

A7                                      D

That frozen concoction that helps me hang on.





Chorus variation 3:



G      A             D

Wasted away again in Margaritaville,

G               A               D

Searchin' for my lost shaker of salt.

G           A                    D A      G

Some people claim that there's a woman to blame,

A7                          D

But I know it's my own damn fault.







repeat chorus variation 3 and fade:















***any questions or comments please e-mail me at 
j19whockey@yahoo.com***
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metaldrummer15 wrote on May 23 2007, 04:26 pm

kick ass man, i don't know why i wanted to play this song, but i do. i am practicing Cowboys From Hell, Ace of Spades, and then this and Bother. what a combo...

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80smetalfreke wrote on July 20 2009, 08:46 pm

killer tab bro 5 stars mate glad i heard that alan jackson song on the radio and it had jimmy and im like i havent learned margaritaville

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bb155558 wrote on March 19 2010, 05:54 pm

i am a parrothead at heart and this is excellent!!!
5 stars

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