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Bob Robert’s Society Band
Written by: Jimmy Buffett/Amy Lee
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Banana Wind (1996)
Additional Discography:
Meet Me In Margaritaville (2003)

Everglades Trail (2004)

Lyrics:
Well, you heard about the alligators sleepin' in the shade
Ya heard about the sugar barons screwin' up the Glades
It's a melting pot existence that is hard to contemplate
And a never-ending battle in the Sunshine State

But far far away from the front page news
Far far away from the headline blues
Down a secondary road that severely shows its age
The forties comes to life on a make-shift stage

(Chorus)
It's the Bob Robert's Society Band
Playing every Sunday at the Orange Grove Stand
They don't play grunge and they don't play loud
It's the magic of the music that still draws a crowd

Well, the word goes out from Melbourne to the Keys
The faithful get the message like it's written on the breeze
Young folks, old folks about to cut a rug
Fox trot, bunny hop, do the jitterbug

(Chorus)

I saw mini vans from Boca and busses from Perrine
There were people speaking Hindu in the bar-b-que line
A couple on their honeymoon looked a bit confused
But the boys in the band put them fight in the mood.

A lady dressed in purple started dancing all alone
Then she sauntered oh so gently to the vacant microphone
She sounded like she's someone and never missed a beat
By the time the number ended they were dancin' in the street

They'd died and gone to heaven, that lively little crowd
Trombones and saxophone sent them through the clouds
It could gave gone all night but the party had to stop
When they blew the circuit breaker in the souvenir shop

Shows Played At:
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
02-15-2001: Compaq Center – Houston, TX
02-08-2001: TD Waterhouse Centre – Orlando, FL
12-09-1999: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
02-19-1998: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
02-17-1998: The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
02-16-1998: The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
02-14-1998: Charlotte Coliseum – Charlotte, NC
02-11-1998: Thompson Boling Arena – Knoxville, TN
02-09-1998: Ice Palace – Tampa, FL
02-07-1998: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
02-06-1998: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
10-26-1997: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-25-1997: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-23-1997: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
10-21-1997: Desert Sky Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
10-18-1997: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-17-1997: Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
08-30-1997: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-28-1997: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-27-1997: The Meadows – Hartford, CT
08-23-1997: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
08-22-1997: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
08-20-1997: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-16-1997: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
08-15-1997: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
08-13-1997: E Center – Camden, NJ
08-12-1997: E Center – Camden, NJ
08-09-1997: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
08-08-1997: Polaris Amphitheatre – Columbus, OH
07-06-1997: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
07-05-1997: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
07-03-1997: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-02-1997: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-28-1997: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
06-27-1997: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-25-1997: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-24-1997: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
06-21-1997: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-20-1997: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-17-1997: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
06-16-1997: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
06-14-1997: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-13-1997: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-11-1997: GTE Amphitheatre – Virginia Beach, VA
04-20-1996: Kravis Center – West Palm Beach, FL
Number of Shows: 49