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Gypsies In The Palace
Written by: Jimmy Buffett, Glenn Frey & Will Jennings
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett
Peak Chart Position: Billboard Country Chart: #56;

Originally from the Album: Last Mango In Paris (1985)
Additional Discography:
Feeding Frenzy (1990)

Live in Auburn, WA (2003)
Live in Las Vegas, NV (2003)
Live in Cincinnati, OH (2004)
Live in Mansfield, MA (2004)
Live In Hawaii (2005)
Live at Fenway Park (2005)

Jimmy’s Notes:
“I have heard that some of the great parties of all times have been at my house—when I wasn’t there.”

Lyrics:
A Poem: (by Jimmy Buffett)

In days of old when knights were bold…
And jouneyed from their castles…
They helped themselves to…
And drank from king's own chalice…
It was a stirring sight!
Those gypsies in the palace
And some things never change…

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So long boss, knock 'em dead, don't worry 'bout a thing
Wish that we could come along, we'd love to hear you sing
The limo's here, your bags are packed, the list is by the phone,
Me and Snake will watch your place and treat it like our own

Look at all this liquor
Look at all this food
It's only gonna go to waste
We're not really being rude
But the good stuff's in his closet, I swear he wouldn't mind
Hell, we''ll just shoot the lock off, I do it all the time

We're gypsies in the palace, he's left us here alone
The order of the sleepless knights will now assume the throne
We ain't got no money, we ain't got no right
But we're gypsies in the palace, we got it all tonight

There's damsels in distress out there and we got all this beer
We'll free them from their condos and bring them over here
We'll show them his Gold Records
We'll play his music loud
We'll party just like Bubba does
We'll do the old man proud

We're gypsies in the palace, there ain't no wrong or right
We're gypsies in the palace, and we're going wild tonight.

He's the greatest guy to work for, man, he's really cool
Hey Snake, this party's getting dull, throw someone in the pool
Hey, let's all take our clothes off and form a conga line
Watch out for that broken glass, hey Snake, we need more wine

We're gypsies in the palace, there ain't no wrong or right
We're gypsies in the palace and we're raising hell tonight, hey

Oh, hi there Boss, what's goin' on?
You say you're coming when?
I'll send Snake to pick you tomorrow night at ten, okay

Everybody out of here, the show is closing down
We've got to find someone to clean this up,
He's coming back to town

Hi there boss, we waxed your car, we raked and mowed
your lawn
We couldn't find enough to do in the short time you
were gone

Man it sure is peaceful here, you really got it all
If you ever hit the road again, give me and Snake
a call

We're gypsies in the palace, he's left us here alone
The order of the Sleepless Knights will now assume
the throne
We ain't got no money, we ain't got no right
But we're gypsies in the palace, we got it all tonight

Hello?
Hey, Jimmy, it's Glenn
Glenn, How ya doing?
Fine man, I'm going on the road, do you know anyone who
could house sit for me?
I got these two great guys that look after my place man,
they're the best.

Shows Played At:
06-30-2018: Target Field – Minneapolis, MN
06-28-2018: Coors Field – Denver, CO
06-23-2018: Key Arena – Seattle, WA
04-27-2018: PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
04-21-2018: Hard Rock Stadium – Miami, FL
04-17-2018: Verizon Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
04-14-2018: Camping World Stadium – Orlando, FL
03-31-2018: John Paul Jones Arena – Charlottesville, VA
03-30-2018: Royal Farms Arena – Baltimore, MD
12-31-2017: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
10-19-2017: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA
10-15-2017: Matthew Knight Arena – Eugene, OR
10-13-2017: Rogers Arena – Vancouver,
09-23-2017: La Cigale – Paris,
08-11-2017: Budweiser Stage – Toronto,
07-15-2017: Wrigley Field – Chicago, IL
06-03-2017: MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
05-20-2017: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
05-18-2017: Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre – Virginia Beach, VA
05-16-2017: Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
05-13-2017: Amway Center – Orlando, FL
05-11-2017: Volvo Stadium on Daniel Island – Charleston, SC
04-01-2017: MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
10-22-2016: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-20-2016: Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA
10-18-2016: Humphreys Concerts by the Bay – San Diego, CA
10-15-2016: MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
10-13-2016: Red Rocks – Denver, CO
09-24-2016: La Cigale – Paris,
09-16-2016: Kaaboo Del Mar – Del Mar, CA
09-03-2016: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
09-01-2016: Century Link Center – Omaha, NE
08-27-2016: BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
08-25-2016: Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
08-23-2016: First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
08-20-2016: Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
08-18-2016: Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion – Bangor, ME
08-13-2016: Atlantic City Beach – Atlantic City, NJ
06-25-2016: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-23-2016: Klipsch Music Center – Indianapolis, IN
06-21-2016: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-18-2016: DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-16-2016: House of Blues – Chicago, IL
06-04-2016: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
06-02-2016: Infinite Energy Arena – Duluth, GA
05-31-2016: The Wharf Amphitheatre – Orange Beach, AL
05-28-2016: Toyota Stadium – Frisco, TX
05-26-2016: Ascend Amphitheatre – Nashville, TN
05-23-2016: Austin City Limits Live – Austin, TX
04-21-2016: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
04-16-2016: Veterans United Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
08-22-2015: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
08-13-2015: First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
06-23-2015: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
04-01-2015: San Carlos Institute Theatre – Key West, FL
11-30-2013: KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY
10-22-2013: Pepsi Arena – Denver, CO
09-23-2012: Palais Theatre – Melbourne,
07-28-2012: Comerica Park – Detroit, MI
04-17-2012: Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, IA
10-22-2011: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
08-23-2011: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
01-26-2011: Hordern Pavilion – Sydney,
01-24-2011: Sydney Opera House – Sydney,
01-23-2011: Sydney Opera House – Sydney,
10-16-2010: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
09-04-2010: Nissan Pavillion – Bristow, VA
08-12-2010: First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
08-10-2010: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
02-27-2010: BankAtlantic Center – Ft Lauderdale, FL
02-25-2010: Amway Arena – Orlando, FL
02-23-2010: Colonial Life Arena – Columbia, SC
02-20-2010: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL
11-24-2009: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
11-21-2009: Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
11-19-2009: Air Canada Center – Toronto,
09-05-2009: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
09-03-2009: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
08-29-2009: Alpine Valley Music Theater – East Troy, WI
08-23-2009: Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
08-15-2009: Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
08-13-2009: DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
08-11-2009: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
08-08-2009: Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
08-06-2009: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-27-2009: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
06-23-2009: Post-Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
06-18-2009: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
05-21-2009: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
05-19-2009: Concord Pavilion – Concord, CA
05-16-2009: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
05-14-2009: Cricket Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
04-25-2009: Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
04-23-2009: Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
04-21-2009: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
01-13-2009: Anegada Reef Hotel – Anegada,
10-25-2008: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-21-2008: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
10-18-2008: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-20-2008: New Morning Jazz Club – Paris,
09-04-2008: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
08-30-2008: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
12-22-2006: The Belly Up – Aspen, CO
06-06-2006: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
10-22-2005: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
08-25-2005: Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia, PA
08-21-2005: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
02-26-2005: Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
02-23-2005: Charlotte Coliseum – Charlotte, NC
02-19-2005: Office Depot Center – Sunrise, FL
09-12-2004: Fenway Park – Boston, MA
07-08-2004: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
05-29-2004: Texas Stadium – Dallas, TX
05-22-2004: Schottenstein Center – Columbus, OH
05-20-2004: Target Center – Minneapolis, MN
01-30-2004: Maui Arts & Cultural Ctr – Maui, HI
01-28-2004: Waikiki Beach Shell – Honolulu, HI
01-24-2004: Arrowhead Pond – Anaheim, CA
01-20-2004: HP Pavilion – San Jose, CA
09-23-2003: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
09-20-2003: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-18-2003: Clark County Amphitheatre – Vancouver, WA
09-16-2003: White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA
08-30-2003: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-28-2003: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-26-2003: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
08-23-2003: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
07-13-2003: Southampton College – Southampton, NY
07-05-2003: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
04-26-2003: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
04-24-2003: Pepsi Arena – Denver, CO
04-19-2003: AM South Amphitheatre – Nashville, TN
04-17-2003: HiFi Buys Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
08-30-2001: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-27-2001: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
06-05-2001: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-02-2001: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
05-31-2001: Fiddlers Green – Denver, CO
05-26-2001: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
05-24-2001: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
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
09-29-2000: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-02-2000: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
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
07-31-2000: Southampton College – Southampton, NY
07-29-2000: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
07-27-2000: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
07-25-2000: Polaris Amphitheatre – Columbus, OH
07-22-2000: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
07-20-2000: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
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
12-09-1999: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
12-07-1999: Compaq Center – Houston, TX
12-02-1999: Orlando Arena – Orlando, FL
03-04-1999: Margaritaville Cafe – Orlando, FL
03-01-1999: Boston Park Plaza – Boston, MA
12-28-1998: Double Diamond – Aspen, CO
10-03-1998: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-30-1998: Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA
09-26-1998: Fiddlers Green – Denver, CO
09-24-1998: Starplex Amphitheatre – Dallas, TX
08-30-1998: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
06-14-1998: North Charleston Coliseum – Charleston, SC
02-17-1998: The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
02-16-1998: The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
12-29-1997: Double Diamond – Aspen, CO
10-26-1997: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
08-31-1996: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
06-23-1996: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
06-08-1996: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-03-1996: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
05-30-1996: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
04-19-1996: Kravis Center – West Palm Beach, FL
10-13-1995: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-07-1995: Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
10-04-1995: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
09-30-1995: Sandstone Amphitheatre – Kansas City, KS
09-26-1995: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
09-23-1995: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
09-22-1995: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
08-28-1995: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-26-1995: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-25-1995: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-23-1995: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-20-1995: The Meadows – Hartford, CT
08-19-1995: E Center – Camden, NJ
08-17-1995: Ontario Molson Park – Toronto,
08-15-1995: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
08-14-1995: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
08-11-1995: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
08-08-1995: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
08-07-1995: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
08-05-1995: Buckeye Lake – Columbus, OH
08-04-1995: Popular Creek Music Theatre – Hoffman Estates, IL
06-17-1995: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
06-14-1995: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
06-13-1995: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
06-10-1995: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
06-09-1995: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-05-1995: Blockbuster Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
06-02-1995: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
05-31-1995: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
05-27-1995: The Woodlands – Houston, TX
08-25-1992: Delta Center – Salt Lake City, UT
08-22-1992: The Gorge – George, WA
08-16-1992: Riverport Amphitheatre – St Louis, MO
08-15-1992: Popular Creek Music Theatre – Hoffman Estates, IL
07-10-1992: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
07-07-1992: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
07-05-1992: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07-04-1992: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07-03-1992: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-14-1992: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
06-12-1992: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
05-24-1992: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
05-21-1992: Classic Amphitheatre – Richmond, VA
08-12-1990: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
08-11-1990: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-22-1990: Cary Field – Williamsburg, VA
07-21-1990: Charlotte Memorial Stadium – Charlotte, NC
07-08-1990: Lake Compounce – Bristol, CT
07-06-1990: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
07-01-1990: The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
06-30-1990: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
12-10-1989: Beacon Theater – New York, NY
12-05-1989: Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI
11-16-1986: OConnell Center – Gainesville, FL
08-12-1986: Six Flags Over Texas – Arlington, TX
07-10-1985: Portland Civic Center – Portland, ME
Number of Shows: 256