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Creola
Written by: Jimmy Buffett, Ralph McDonald & William Salter
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Floridays (1986)
Additional Discography:
Meet Me In Margaritaville (2003)

Nod to the Storyteller (2008)

Lyrics:
Creola in my soul-a
I loved what they were sayin’
I loved what they were playin’
Creola

(CHORUS 1)
Creola on my victrola
Makes me feel like dancin’
Fall in love romancing the melody
Creola, Creola, Creola for me

I remember as a child all the happiness and smiles
That flowed around my grandma’s Sunday table
While Auntie Mae was sayin’ grace
Papa T would sneak a taste
And catch a funny look from my cousin Mabel

Then daddy’d beat the drum
The old folks start to hum
Sing the only songs that we all know
Ambiance so fine, dancin’ drinkin’ wine
Sing about the lifestyle on the bayou

(CHORUS 2)
Creola in my soul-a
I loved what they were sayin’
I loved what they were playin’
Creola

Creola on my victrola
Makes me feel like dancin’
Fall in love romancin’ the melody
Creola, Creola, Creola for me

It’s in the mood, it’s in the blood
It’s in the food, it’s in the mud
It’s a spicy kind of life
Cre-o-la

It’s in the mood, it’s in the blood
It’s in the food, it’s in the mud
Creola, Creola, Creola for me

(INSTRUMENTAL 2 VERSES)

Well the years have come and gone
Still the old song lingers on
I keep it in my heart with fond affection
Like the family good luck charm
That keeps away the harm
Creola’s always there for my protection

(CHORUS 3)
Creola, good for your soul-a
I loved what they were sayin’
I loved what they were playin’
Creola

Creola on my victrola
Makes me feel like dancin’
You fall in love ramancin’ the melody
Creola, Creola, Creola for me

Shows Played At:
09-29-2018: La Cigale – Paris,
06-09-2012: Aaron’s Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-07-2012: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
04-17-2012: Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, IA
04-14-2012: CenturyLink Center – Omaha, NE
03-18-2012: Waikiki Shell – Honolulu, HI
03-16-2012: Maui Arts & Cultural Center – Maui, HI
03-10-2012: Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA
03-08-2012: HP Pavilion – San Jose, CA
03-03-2012: KFC! Yum Center – Louisville, KY
03-01-2012: Verizon Arena – North Little Rock, AR
02-28-2012: Leon County Civic Center – Tallahassee, FL
02-25-2012: Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex – Birmingham, AL
02-04-2012: Amway Center – Orlando, FL
02-02-2012: North Charleston Coliseum – Charleston, SC
01-31-2012: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL
01-28-2012: American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL
08-19-2011: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
01-26-2011: Hordern Pavilion – Sydney,
01-24-2011: Sydney Opera House – Sydney,
01-23-2011: Sydney Opera House – Sydney,
10-23-2010: MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
10-21-2010: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-19-2010: Rose Garden – Portland, OR
10-16-2010: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
09-04-2010: Nissan Pavillion – Bristow, VA
08-31-2010: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-12-2010: First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
08-10-2010: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
08-07-2010: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
06-30-2010: Lulu’s at Homeport – Gulf Shores, AK
06-26-2010: Alpine Valley Theatre – East Troy, WI
06-22-2010: DTE Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-19-2010: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
06-17-2010: Tweeter Center – Mansfield, MA
05-20-2010: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
05-15-2010: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
04-27-2010: Lakewood Amphiteatre – Atlanta, GA
04-24-2010: Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
05-01-2008: Margaritaville Cafe – New Orleans, LA
04-29-2008: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
04-26-2008: Pizza Hut Park – Frisco, TX
04-24-2008: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St Louis, MO
05-14-2007: Rose Theater – New York, NY
12-08-2004: Theatre for the Performing Arts – New Orleans, LA
11-02-2002: Nikkis Beach Club – Miami, FL
05-05-2000: Margaritaville Cafe – New Orleans, LA
11-06-1999: Le Select 50th Anniversay Show – Gustavia,
02-28-1999: Fleet Center – Boston, MA
02-26-1999: Continental Airlines Arena – East Rutherford, NJ
02-24-1999: Nassau Coliseum – Long Island, NY
02-22-1999: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
02-20-1999: Nashville Arena – Nashville, TN
12-28-1998: Double Diamond – Aspen, CO
12-10-1998: Ice Palace – Tampa, FL
12-08-1998: Orlando Arena – Orlando, FL
12-06-1998: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
11-07-1998: Margaritaville Street Festival – Key West, FL
05-01-1998: Margaritaville Cafe – New Orleans, LA
07-03-1997: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-27-1997: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-17-1997: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
04-22-1995: Orlando Arena – Orlando, FL
04-14-1995: North Charleston Coliseum – Charleston, SC
04-11-1995: Maravich Assembly Center – Baton Rouge, LA
06-03-1994: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
06-01-1994: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
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
11-16-1986: OConnell Center – Gainesville, FL
08-12-1986: Six Flags Over Texas – Arlington, TX
Number of Shows: 73