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Frenchman For The Night
Written by: Jimmy Buffett, Roger Guth
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Fruitcakes (1994)
Additional Discography:
Nod to the Storyteller (2008)

Lyrics:
From his driftwood castle
Comes a song I’ve heard before
A scratchy gramophone cuts to the bone
“La Vie En Rose” arpeggios
So the dream begins
And the song is amplified
Buy the Beaujolais, on Bastille day
He dances in the tide

Chorus
By the light of the moon
He’s a Frenchman for the night
By the light of the moon
It’ll be all right

Well it takes him back
To the days of love and war
And the girl he knew with eyes of blue
Waiting on the shore
If he’d only known
How the years would fly on by
Such a simple crime, he’s run out of time
So he reaches for the sky

Chorus
Blame it on the Champs Elysees
Blame it on a tune
Blame it on the stroke of Monet
But you can’t escape the moon

He sees the stars above
As the floor to heavens light
While the angels taunt “C’est une nuit blanche”
He’s a Frenchman for the night

Chorus
From a driftwood castle
Comes a song I’ve heard before
A scratchy gramophone cuts to the bone
“La Vie En Rose” arpeggios

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,
09-26-2019: La Cigale – Paris,
08-10-2019: Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
08-08-2019: Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
08-06-2019: PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
08-03-2019: Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre – Virginia Beach, VA
07-20-2019: Alpine Valley – East Troy, WI
07-18-2019: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-13-2019: Budweiser Stage – Toronto,
07-10-2019: MTelus – Montreal,
06-08-2019: Dos Equis Pavilion – Dallas, TX
06-06-2019: Verizon Arena – Little Rock, AR
06-04-2019: Bok Center – Tulsa, OK
06-01-2019: Cynthia Woods Pavilion – Houston, TX
05-05-2019: New Orleans Jazz Festival – New Orleans, LA
04-27-2019: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
04-25-2019: Ameris Bank Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
04-23-2019: The Wharf Amphitheater – Orange Beach, AL
10-13-2018: Talking Stick Resort Arena – Phoeniz, AZ
09-29-2018: La Cigale – Paris,
09-28-2018: La Cigale – Paris,
09-26-2018: La Cigale – Paris,
09-20-2008: New Morning Jazz Club – Paris,
10-06-1994: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
09-27-1994: Fiddlers Green – Denver, CO
09-21-1994: The Woodlands – Houston, TX
Number of Shows: 29