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Banana Wind
Written by: Jimmy Buffett/Roger Guth/Russ Kunkel/Peter Mayer/Jim Mayer
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Banana Wind (1996)

Jimmy’s Notes:
Banana Wind is an island term. It is also the path of my song line. It is a wind not as dangerous as a hurricane but strong enough to blow the bananas off the trees. It comes out of Africa like a rhythm and gumbo riding across the South Atlantic on the Equatorial Current to Martinique & Guadeloupe where it turns towards Hispaniola and the Bahamas until it reaches Florida. There it leaves Key West and does a big hundred and eighty degree turn along the oval shaped shores of the Gulf of Mexico from Cedar Key to Pascagoula to Isla Mujeres, then rides the Gulf Stream north along the eastern seaboard through the coastal hamlets of St. Augustine, Charleston and Sag Harbor until it is pushed East by Nantucket and Nova Scotia and carves a warm path through the frigid waters of the North Atlantic until it washes ashore in Dingle Bay where banana trees also grow.

Lyrics:
[instrumental]

(Spoken by Jimmy)

Meet ya at the end, meet ya at the end

Shows Played At:
08-22-1996: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
06-18-1996: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
Number of Shows: 2