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I Will Play For Gumbo
Written by: Jimmy Buffett
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Beach House on the Moon (1999)
Additional Discography:
Live at Wrigley Field (DVD) (2006)

Live At Wrigley Field (CD) (2006)

Lyrics:
I don’t smoke, I don’t shoot smack
But I got a spicy monkey ridin’ on my back.
Don’t eat beignets, too much sugar and dough,
But I will play for gumbo
Yes, I will play for gumbo

It started at my Grandma’s kitchen by the sea,
She warned me when she told me “son the first one’s free”
It hit me like a rock or some Taikwondo,
Cause I will play for gumbo
Oh yea, I will play for gumbo.

Chorus
A piece of French bread
With which to wipe my bowl,
Good for the body.
Good for the soul.
It’s a little like religion
And a lot like sex.
You should never know
When you’re gonna get it next.
At midnight in the quarter or noon in Thibadeaux
I will play for gumbo
Yes, I will play for gumbo.

I’m not talkin’ quesadillas or a dozen Krispy Kremes,
Or a pound of caviar that’s a rich man’s dream.
No banana split or fillet of pompano.
No, I will play for gumbo,
Yeah, I will play for gumbo

Chorus
Maybe it’s the sausage or those pretty pink shrimp
Or that popcorn rice that makes me blow up like a blimp.
Maybe it’s that voodoo from Marie Leveaux,
But I will play for gumbo
Yeah, I will play for gumbo

The sauce boss does his cookin’ on the stage,
Stirrin’ and a singing for his nightly wage.
Sweating and frettin’ from his head to his toe,
Playin’ and swayin’ with the gumbo
Prayin’ and buffetin’ with the gumbo
Chorus

Shows Played At:
09-23-2017: La Cigale – Paris,
09-21-2017: La Cigale – Paris,
07-06-2017: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St Louis, MO
06-10-2017: Toyota Stadium – Frisco, TX
06-08-2017: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
06-06-2017: The Amphitheater at the Wharf – Orange Beach, AL
08-11-2016: House of Blues – Boston, MA
09-26-2015: La Cigale – Paris,
04-26-2015: New Orleans Jazz Fest – New Orleans, LA
10-23-2014: Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA
10-21-2014: The Moda Center – Portland, OR
10-18-2014: MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
10-16-2014: Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
08-23-2014: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
08-21-2014: Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre – Wantagh, NY
08-16-2014: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
07-26-2014: Comerica Park – Detroit, MI
07-23-2014: First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
07-21-2014: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-26-2014: Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-19-2014: Coyote Drive-In – Ft. Worth, TX
05-27-2014: Chastain Park Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
05-24-2014: Farm Bureau Live – Virginia Beach, VA
04-01-2012: Woldenberg Park – New Orleans, LA
05-07-2011: New Orleans Jazz Festival – New Orleans, LA
01-26-2011: Hordern Pavilion – Sydney,
01-24-2011: Sydney Opera House – Sydney,
10-23-2010: MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
10-21-2010: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
07-11-2010: Gulf Shores Public Beach – Gulf Shores, AL
06-30-2010: Lulu’s at Homeport – Gulf Shores, AK
05-17-2010: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
02-06-2010: Viceroy Hotel – Miami, FL
10-24-2009: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
09-26-2009: La Cigale – Paris,
02-24-2009: Maui Arts & Cultural Ctr – Maui, HI
10-18-2008: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-01-2008: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
08-27-2008: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
07-29-2008: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
05-01-2008: Margaritaville Cafe – New Orleans, LA
10-20-2007: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-20-2007: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
09-18-2007: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
09-08-2007: Gillette Stadium – Foxboro, MA
07-21-2007: First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-08-2007: New Morning – Paris,
02-08-2007: Amway Arena – Orlando, FL
12-22-2006: The Belly Up – Aspen, CO
11-16-2006: Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
10-19-2006: Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
08-10-2006: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-08-2006: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
08-01-2006: Tweeter Center Philadelphia – Camden, NJ
06-10-2006: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
06-08-2006: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-06-2006: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
06-02-2006: HiFi Buys Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
05-06-2006: New Orleans Jazz Festival – New Orleans, LA
04-28-2006: Smirnoff Music Center – Dallas, TX
04-25-2006: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
04-22-2006: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
04-18-2006: Cricket Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
10-29-2005: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-05-2005: Wrigley Field – Chicago, IL
09-04-2005: Wrigley Field – Chicago, IL
12-08-2004: Theatre for the Performing Arts – New Orleans, LA
02-13-2003: American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL
02-10-2003: TD Waterhouse Centre – Orlando, FL
02-08-2003: St Pete Times Forum – Tampa, FL
02-05-2003: Colonial Center – Columbia, SC
02-03-2003: RBC Center – Raleigh, NC
02-01-2003: Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
05-04-2002: New Orleans Jazz Festival – New Orleans, LA
05-02-2002: Margaritaville Cafe – New Orleans, LA
10-03-2001: Lulus Sunset Grill – Pascagoula, MS
05-22-2001: Desert Sky Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
11-04-2000: Guild Hall – East Hampton, NY
05-05-2000: Margaritaville Cafe – New Orleans, LA
04-29-2000: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
04-27-2000: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
04-25-2000: Desert Sky Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
04-22-2000: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
04-20-2000: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
04-18-2000: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
04-15-2000: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
04-13-2000: Starplex Amphitheatre – Dallas, TX
12-31-1999: Universal Amphitheatre – Los Angeles, CA
12-11-1999: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
12-09-1999: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
12-07-1999: Compaq Center – Houston, TX
12-04-1999: New Orleans Areana – New Orleans, LA
12-02-1999: Orlando Arena – Orlando, FL
11-30-1999: Ice Palace – Tampa, FL
11-06-1999: Le Select 50th Anniversay Show – Gustavia,
09-04-1999: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
09-02-1999: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-31-1999: The Meadows – Hartford, CT
08-28-1999: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
08-26-1999: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
08-23-1999: Polaris Amphitheatre – Columbus, OH
08-21-1999: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
08-19-1999: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-24-1999: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
07-22-1999: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
07-20-1999: Riverport Amphitheatre – St Louis, MO
07-17-1999: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
07-15-1999: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-13-1999: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-10-1999: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
07-08-1999: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-17-1999: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
06-15-1999: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
06-12-1999: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-10-1999: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-08-1999: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-05-1999: E Center – Camden, NJ
06-03-1999: E Center – Camden, NJ
06-01-1999: Blockbuster Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
05-29-1999: North Charleston Coliseum – Charleston, SC
05-28-1999: Today Show – New York, NY
03-04-1999: Margaritaville Cafe – Orlando, FL
02-28-1999: Fleet Center – Boston, MA
02-26-1999: Continental Airlines Arena – East Rutherford, NJ
02-20-1999: Nashville Arena – Nashville, TN
Number of Shows: 125