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The Great Filling Station Holdup
Written by: Jimmy Buffett
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett
Peak Chart Position: Billboard Country Chart: #58;

Originally from the Album: A White Sport Coat & A Pink Crustacean (1973)
Additional Discography:
Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads (1992)

Biloxi: Best of (1999)
Live at Fenway Park (2005)

Jimmy’s Notes:
Before convenience stores and crack cocaine became popular, filling station holdups were the big crimes in much of the rural South. I got the idea for this song from an actual newspaper article that described the recovered property from one such holdup. For some reason it just struck me as funny.

Lyrics:
I pulled into the regular pump
I was feelin' quite at ease
I rolled down my window and told the man
"Fifty cents worth, please"
Then out jumped my partner
With his trusty pellet gun
He said, "Boy, this is a holdup
Keep pumpin' and don't run."

(Chorus)
And now I wish I was somewhere other than here
Down in some honky tonk, sippin; on a beer
Yes I wish I was somewhere other than here
Cause that great fillin' station holdup
Cost me two good years.

We got fifteen dollars and a can of STP
A big ole jar of cashew nuts and a Japanese TV
Feelin' we had pulled the biggest heist of our career
We're wanted men-we'll strike again!
But first let's have a beer.
(Chorus)
We were sittin' in the Krystal
About as drunk as we could be
In walked the deputy sheriff
He was holding our TV
He roughed us, then he cuffed us
And he took us off to jail
No picture on a poster, no reward, and no bail.
(Repeat chorus)

Shows Played At:
07-15-2017: Wrigley Field – Chicago, IL
07-11-2017: DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
07-08-2017: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-06-2017: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St Louis, MO
06-10-2017: Toyota Stadium – Frisco, TX
06-06-2017: The Amphitheater at the Wharf – Orange Beach, AL
06-03-2017: MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
05-20-2017: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
05-11-2017: Volvo Stadium on Daniel Island – Charleston, SC
04-21-2017: Isaac Theatre Royal – Christchurch,
04-23-2016: PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
04-21-2016: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
04-16-2016: Veterans United Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
10-15-2015: Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
08-22-2015: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
08-20-2015: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
08-18-2015: Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY
08-15-2015: Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
08-13-2015: First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
06-27-2015: First Midwest Bank Amphitheater – Chicago, IL
06-25-2015: West Riverfront Park – Detroit, MI
06-23-2015: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-04-2015: Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis, MO
05-30-2015: Toyota Stadium – Frisco, TX
05-28-2015: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
05-26-2015: Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater – Austin, TX
04-17-2012: Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, IA
11-04-2011: Margaritaville Street Festival – Key West, FL
10-20-2011: Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
09-01-2011: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
08-19-2011: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
07-23-2011: Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
07-21-2011: DTE Muic Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07-19-2011: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
07-16-2011: Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto,
06-25-2011: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
06-23-2011: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
06-18-2011: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
05-28-2011: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
05-26-2011: Farm Bureau Live – Virginia Beach, VA
05-24-2011: Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
05-21-2011: Pizza Hut Park – Frisco, TX
05-05-2011: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
05-03-2011: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St Louis, MO
04-30-2011: Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
04-23-2011: Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
04-21-2011: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
04-19-2011: Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
04-16-2011: 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
12-22-2006: The Belly Up – Aspen, CO
09-19-2006: Paramount Theatre – Austin, TX
10-21-2004: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
10-16-2004: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-12-2004: Fenway Park – Boston, MA
09-10-2004: Fenway Park – Boston, MA
09-04-2004: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
09-02-2004: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
08-31-2004: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
08-28-2004: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
08-26-2004: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
07-10-2004: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
07-08-2004: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-06-2004: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-03-2004: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
07-01-2004: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
06-29-2004: Tweeter Center Philadelphia – Camden, NJ
05-29-2004: Texas Stadium – Dallas, TX
05-26-2004: Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
05-22-2004: Schottenstein Center – Columbus, OH
05-20-2004: Target Center – Minneapolis, MN
05-18-2004: Pepsi Arena – Denver, CO
05-01-2004: Office Depot Center – Sunrise, FL
04-29-2004: Colonial Center – Columbia, SC
04-27-2004: RBC Center – Raleigh, NC
04-24-2004: Charlotte Coliseum – Charlotte, NC
06-21-1997: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
09-28-1996: The Gorge – George, WA
08-25-1996: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-17-1996: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
08-14-1996: Virginia Beach Amphitheatre – Virginia Beach, VA
06-22-1996: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
06-20-1996: Blockbuster Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
06-17-1996: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-05-1996: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
08-27-1985: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
07-10-1985: Portland Civic Center – Portland, ME
10-23-1976: Lisner Auditorium – Washington, DC
07-18-1976: Carterbarron Amphitheatre – Washington, DC
12-08-1975: Constitution Hall – Washington, DC
09-10-1975: The Boarding House – Sausalito, CA
09-03-1975: The Backdoor – San Diego, CA
03-13-1974: Exit/In – Nashville, TN
01-02-1974: The Main Point – Philadelphia, PA
Number of Shows: 93