Jimmy Buffet -Dead at 76- Margaritaville will miss you

RIP Jimmy.

I’ll miss him. Wonderful Guy.

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One of my favorites of his…

Who was Come Monday written about?

The downside to Jimmy Buffett’s musical lifestyle is the time he has to spend away from his family. He wrote this song for his future wife, Jane, who he was missing while on tour.

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Another classic…

I had never heard of him until I saw a touching tribute by Paul Mccartney on instagram. Thanks for posting the songs.

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Paul McCartney

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It seems that so many wonderful people are leaving this world, and now Jimmy Buffett is one of them. I’ve known Jimmy for some time and found him to be one of the kindest and most generous people.

I remember once on holiday when I had forgotten to bring my guitar and was itching to play. He said he would get me one of his, but I said, ‘I’m left-handed’. So, Jimmy had his roadie restring one of his guitars which he loaned me for the duration of the holiday. He then followed this act of generosity by giving me my own beautiful left-handed guitar that had been made by one of his guitar-making pals. It’s a beautiful instrument, and every time I play it now it’ll remind me of what a great man Jimmy was.

He had a most amazing lust for life and a beautiful sense of humour. When we swapped tales about the past his were so exotic and lush and involved sailing trips and surfing and so many exciting stories that it was hard for me to keep up with him.

Right up to the last minute his eyes still twinkled with a humour that said, ‘I love this world and I’m going to enjoy every minute of it’.

So many of us will miss Jimmy and his tremendous personality. His love for us all, and for mankind as a whole.

Last, but not least, is his songwriting and vocal ability. If someone made an interesting remark he repeated it in his gorgeous Louisiana drawl and said, ‘That’s a good idea for a song’. Most times it didn’t take too long for that song to appear. I was very happy to have played on one of his latest songs called ‘My Gummy Just Kicked In’. We had a real fun session and he played me some of his new songs. One, in particular, I loved was the song, ‘Bubbles Up’. And I told him that not only was the song great but the vocal was probably the best I’ve heard him sing ever. He turned a diving phrase that is used to train people underwater into a metaphor for life when you’re confused and don’t know where you are just follow the bubbles - they’ll take you up to the surface and straighten you out right away.

So long, Jim. You are a very special man and friend and it was a great privilege to get to know you and love you. Bubbles up, my friend.

Love, Paul

Yet another tribute to Jimmy Buffet!

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that guy was seriously popular and seriously rich - my lasting thought after watching a few docos was well ya can be the most popular guy or gal in the world and very rich but ya still gotta go unfortunately it was the big C that took him away - not my kind of music but he seemed like an awfully nice guy!

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He always stayed true to himself. Celebrity was his sideline. I would like to know more people like him in the future.

well if Paul McCartney says he’s a seriously good guy that’s good enough for me too - scousers can very quickly pick out frauds.

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