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You’ll Never Work In Dis Bidness Again
Written by: Jimmy Buffett, Michael Utley, Vince Melamed, Josh Leo, Willie Weeks and Matt Betton
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Floridays (1986)
Additional Discography:
Feeding Frenzy (1990)

(For all of those who have dared to try, made it and lived to tell about it.)

He told it to the monkeys and they didn't talk back
Then he told the old iguana and he didn't attack

They told me before I started
That it never ever would work out
Stay in school, don't be afool
But I had to see what life is about

So I went to Biloxi seeking fortune and fame
I got hired, I got fired, I got called dirty names
You'll never never work in dis bidness again
No you'll never, no never
Never work in dis bidness again

I knew I needed representation
and I found it one night in a bar
He was a bondsman and a part time agent
And he said that he would make me a star

He said, "You don't have to be that good
To make it out in Hollywood
You just have to change and complain."
Or you'll never, never work in dis bidness again
You'll never, no, never, never work in dis bidness again.


I parked cars at the Rainbow
I sold maps of the stars
I got my nose broken in Spago's
When I puked on the bar

All I played's a double barmitzvah
Bubba played a double bar mitzvah

It's a jungle out there
We love it
Hell, I don't care
I'm going back to my predator friends
I will never, never work in dis bidness again
No, I'll never, no never, never work in this bidness again
You'll never, never work in this bidness again.

Shows Played At:
02-02-2013: BB&T Center – Ft Lauderdale, FL
10-20-2012: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-18-2012: Fillmore Auditorium – San Francisco, CA
09-01-2012: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
08-30-2012: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-28-2012: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
08-04-2012: Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
08-02-2012: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-31-2012: Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-28-2012: Comerica Park – Detroit, MI
06-30-2012: First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-28-2012: First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
06-26-2012: Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, CT
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
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
Number of Shows: 26