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The Perfect Partner
Written by: Marshall Chapman
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Last Mango In Paris (1985)

Jimmy’s Notes:
“When I sang Marshall’s song, I thought of summer nights at the beach long ago doing the shag to THE DRIFTERS records and wanting desperately to fall in love. I still like to shag to THE DRIFTERS.”

Lyrics:
Look over here there's a girl
Iv'e never seen her before
Her eyes are looking straight at you
Across the crowded dance floor
Ooh she's smiling
What a beautiful sight
I got a funny feeling
She's gonna dance with you tonight

She could be the perfect partner
She can take it in her stride
She won't try to lead or follow
The perfect partner by your side

You've got to take a chance
You got to let somebody move you
It can happen at a dance
When there's a rhythm you can groove to
Ooh here she comes ya'll
She's coming straight to me
She's gonna ask me if I want to dance
I'll just have to wait and see

She could be the perfect partner
She can take it in her stride
She won't try to lead or follow
The perfect partner by my side

The worse that can happen
Is she steps on you toes
But til you take that first step with her
How will you know

That she could be the perfect partner
She can take it in her stride
She won't try to lead or follow
The perfect partner by my side.

Shows Played At:
07-05-1997: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
08-08-1987: Southern Star Amphitheatre – Houston, TX
07-04-1987: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-30-1987: Springfield Civic Center – Springfield, MA
06-07-1987: Kings Dominion – Doswell, VA
Number of Shows: 5