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Great Heart
Written by: Johnny Clegg
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Hot Water (1988)
Additional Discography:
Live in Las Vegas, NV (2003)

Live in Auburn, WA (2003)
Live in Mansfield, MA (2004)
Live in Cincinnati, OH (2004)
Live In Hawaii (2005)

Jimmy’s Notes:
Travelling always increases the appetite for new music and I found Johnny Clegg tapes in the south of France and was immediately hooked on them. I’m glad there are still younger artists who write and play their own songs that I wish I had written. This is one of them.

Lyrics:
This world is full of strange behavior
Every man has to be his own savior
I know I can make it on my own if I try
But I'm searchin' for a great heart
To stand me by
Underneath the African sky
A great heart to stand me by

Chorus
I'm searching for the spirit of the great heart
To hold and keep me by
I'm searchin' for the spirit of the great heart
Under African sky
Sometimes I feel that you barely know me
Sometimes there's so much you can show me

There's a highway of stars across the heavens
There's a whispering song of the wind in the grass
There's a rolling thunder across the savannah
A hope and a dream at the edge of the sky
And your life is the story of the wind
Your life is a story like the wind

Chorus
I'm searching for the spirit of the great heart
To hold and stand me by
I'm searchin' for the spirit of the great heart
Under African sky
I'm searchin' for the spirit of the great heart
I see the fire in your eyes
I'm searchin' for the spirit of the great heart
That beats my name inside
sometimes I feel that you really know me
Sometimes there's so much you can show me
(Chant)

Repeat Chorus

I'm searching for the spirit of the great heart
To hold and stand me by
I'm searchin' for the spirit of the great heart
Under African sky
I'm searchin' for the spirit of the great heart
I see the fire in your eyes
I'm searchin' for the spirit of the great heart
That beats my name inside
Sometimes I feel you really know me
Sometimes there's so much you can show me

Guk a 'mzimba (body grow old)
Sala 'nhliziyo (but heart remain behind)

Shows Played At:
10-19-2019: MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
10-16-2019: Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
10-12-2019: Honda Center – Anaheim, CA
09-28-2019: La Cigale – Paris,
08-10-2019: Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
08-08-2019: Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
09-28-2018: La Cigale – Paris,
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
08-21-2003: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
08-19-2003: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
07-13-2003: Southampton College – Southampton, NY
07-05-2003: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
07-03-2003: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
07-01-2003: Tweeter Center Philadelphia – Camden, NJ
06-28-2003: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
06-26-2003: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-24-2003: DTE Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
04-26-2003: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
04-24-2003: Pepsi Arena – Denver, CO
04-22-2003: Smirnoff Music Center – Dallas, TX
04-19-2003: AM South Amphitheatre – Nashville, TN
04-17-2003: HiFi Buys Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
04-15-2003: The Woodlands – Houston, TX
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
07-29-2000: 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
07-06-1988: Maritime Pier – New York, NY
Number of Shows: 72