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First Look
Written by: Jimmy Buffett
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Floridays (1986)
Additional Discography:
Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads (1992)

Jimmy’s Notes:
I ran away from home a lot, from the time I was twelve until now. On this particular occasion, my wife and I were separated, and I took off for Rio to go to the carnival. I went for six days, and stayed three weeks. On Mardi Gras morning, I was standing on a hang-glider launching platform, looking at Rio below me as the sun came up. That is where I started the song, and I finished it after being taught the Portuguese by my friend Angela Brum who lives in Leblon.

Lyrics:
Fun tickets in my pocket, visions in my brain
Grand father always told me it I went down
I might never come back again

I studied the language tapes
And I read all the books
Still nothing prepared me for my
Very First Look

(CHORUS 1)
It was my First Look
Baby that's all it took
Was my First Look
Around

I think I want to go flyin'
But I don't want to leave the ground
So I'll just cruise on my landing gear
And taxi round Rio town
Up to the mountain, down to the sea
Take me to Leblon where the samba queen
Waits for me

(CHORUS 2)
It was my First Look
That's when I swallowed the hook
On my First Look
Around

Amora premiera vista
Voce no kier queo insisto
Amora premiera vista
Reacion quimica

Amora premiera vista
Voca no kier queo insista
Amora premiera vista
Reacion quimica

(INSTRUMENTAL VERSE)

Six days later I was felling like a missing link
When my friends told me hey Jimmy
It must have been the hoodlum drink
Now it's time for siestas
And a belly full of rice and beans
And figure if I'm brave enough
To repeat the whole crazy scene

(CHORUS 3)
On my First Look
That's when I swallowed the hook
On my First Look around

Amora premiera vista
Voce no kier queo insista
Amora premiera vista
Reacion quimica

Amora premiera vista
Voca no kier queo insista
Amora premiera vista
Reacion quimica

Shows Played At:
08-23-2016: First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
09-08-2007: Gillette Stadium – Foxboro, MA
10-29-2005: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-20-2005: Fillmore Auditorium – San Francisco, CA
03-21-2002: Dukes Waikiki Restaurant – Waikiki Beach, HI
03-17-2001: San Jose Arena – San Jose, 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
02-10-2001: 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
08-26-2000: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
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
07-22-2000: 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
05-06-2000: Margaritaville Cafe – New Orleans, LA
05-05-2000: Margaritaville Cafe – New Orleans, LA
04-08-2000: The Backyard – Austin, TX
11-06-1999: Le Select 50th Anniversay Show – Gustavia,
12-28-1998: Double Diamond – Aspen, CO
05-01-1998: Margaritaville Cafe – New Orleans, LA
02-16-1998: The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
08-15-1997: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
06-11-1997: GTE Amphitheatre – Virginia Beach, VA
06-05-1996: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
04-27-1996: Margaritaville Cafe – New Orleans, LA
04-20-1996: Kravis Center – West Palm Beach, FL
04-19-1996: Kravis Center – West Palm Beach, FL
11-15-1992: Unknown – Honolulu, HI
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
10-12-1988: Sunrise Musical Theatre – Ft Lauderdale, FL
02-11-1988: Leon County Civic Center – Tallahassee, FL
02-05-1988: Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill, NC
Number of Shows: 55