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Who’s The Blonde Stranger?
Written by: Jimmy Buffett, Will Jennings, Josh Leo & Michael Utley
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett
Peak Chart Position: Billboard Country Chart: #37;

Originally from the Album: Riddles In The Sand (1984)
Additional Discography:
Live by the Bay (1986)

Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads (1992)
Tales from Margaritavision (2000)

Jimmy’s Notes:
The good people of Texas kept me alive for a long time when I was not known or could not get work anywhere else. I used to commute from Key West, flying across the Gulf to play my shows-and then I’d go home again. In a two-week stint I’d start in Amarillo and wind up on Padre Island, always amazed that I was still in the same state. There was a bar down there where cowboys tied their horses to the seawall and ate oysters. That image always stuck with me, and I got together with my Texas professor Will Jennings and penned this song.

Lyrics:
Nothing like this way out in west Texas
Galveston Bay is a whole other world
My wife's in her room getting over her sunburn
How would Louis Lamore get me next to that girl?

She tells me her tan is the same way all over
She asks me to dance and says, "Keep your boots on"
She never met a number one cowboy
We rolled in the sand and drank rum until dawn

Who's the blonde stranger"
Who entered my life"
Making me over on the moonlight
This side of Texas is all new to me
Who's the blonde stranger who lives by the sea?

I stayed up all night and for me that's the first time
Sneak in the room just as cool as I can
Pull back the sheets and the bed is all empty
Except for a note left by some guy named Dan

My head got all light and the room started spinning
I stepped outside just to get some fresh air
Out on a wave was my own darling Lola
And some pretty boy with bleach in his hair

Who's the blonde stranger out there with my wife?
What were they doing in the moonlight?
This side of Texas is all new to me
Who are these strangers who live by the sea?

Back on the ranch and everything's normal
Beach blanket bingo comes on the TV
We talk in our sleep and then the next morning
I ask her who's Dan and she asks who's Marie?

Shows Played At:
10-13-2016: Red Rocks – Denver, CO
09-01-2016: Century Link Center – Omaha, NE
08-27-2016: BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
08-18-2016: Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion – Bangor, ME
05-31-2014: Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX
05-29-2014: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
02-07-2013: Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL
02-02-2013: BB&T Center – Ft Lauderdale, FL
10-27-2012: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-25-2012: Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID
10-20-2012: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-01-2012: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
08-30-2012: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-28-2012: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
08-25-2012: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
08-02-2012: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-31-2012: Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-30-2012: First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-28-2012: First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
06-23-2012: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
06-09-2012: Aaron’s Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-07-2012: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
06-02-2012: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
05-30-2012: Austin City Limits Theatre – Austin, TX
03-17-2001: San Jose Arena – San Jose, CA
03-15-2001: Oakland Arena – Oakland, CA
02-24-2001: Mars Music Amp – West Palm Beach, FL
02-22-2001: Ice Palace – Tampa, FL
02-20-2001: Charlotte Coliseum – Charlotte, NC
02-17-2001: Greensboro Coliseum – Greensboro, NC
02-15-2001: Compaq Center – Houston, TX
02-13-2001: Reunion Arena – Dallas, TX
02-10-2001: National Car Rental Center – Ft Lauderdale, FL
02-08-2001: TD Waterhouse Centre – Orlando, FL
10-07-2000: Blaisdell Centre – Honolulu, HI
08-31-2000: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-29-2000: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-26-2000: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
08-24-2000: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
08-22-2000: Alltel Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
08-19-2000: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
08-17-2000: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-29-2000: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
07-27-2000: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
07-18-2000: Riverport Amphitheatre – St Louis, MO
07-15-2000: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
07-13-2000: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-24-2000: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
06-22-2000: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
06-20-2000: GTE Amphitheatre – Virginia Beach, VA
06-17-2000: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-15-2000: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-13-2000: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-10-2000: E Center – Camden, NJ
06-08-2000: E Center – Camden, NJ
06-02-2000: Unknown – Charleston, SC
04-27-2000: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
04-15-2000: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
04-13-2000: Starplex Amphitheatre – Dallas, TX
12-07-1999: Compaq Center – Houston, TX
07-06-1988: Maritime Pier – New York, NY
08-27-1985: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
07-10-1985: Portland Civic Center – Portland, ME
Number of Shows: 63