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Tin Cup Chalice
Written by: Jimmy Buffett
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: A1A (1974)
Additional Discography:
Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads (1992)

Buffett Live – Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays (1999)
Meet Me In Margaritaville (2003)

Jimmy’s Notes:
This was my first Key West song. I was running from a bad marriage and a trail of debt, and wound up at the end of America. Nobody cared about either there, and they took the time to applaud the sunset at the end of the day. It was a place for me to hang my hat for awhile.

Lyrics:
I want to go back to the island,
Where the shrimp boats tie up to the pilin'.
Give me oysters and beer for dinner ev'ry day of the year,
And I'll feel fine, I'll feel fine.

Chorus:
'Cause I want to be there,
I want to go back down and lie beside the sea there.
With a tin cup for a chalice
Fill it up with good red wine,
And I'm-a chewin' on a honeysuckle vine.

Yeah, now the sun goes slidin' 'cross the water;
Sailboats, they go searchin' for the breeze.
Salt air it ain't thin,
It can stick right to your skin,
And make you feel fine.
It makes you feel fine.

Repeat Chorus.

Yes, and now you heard my strange proposal;
Get that Packard up and let's move.
I want to be there before the day
Tries to steal away and leave us behind;
I've made up my mind;

Repeat Chorus

Shows Played At:
04-29-2018: New Orleans Jazz Festival – New Orleans, LA
04-27-2018: PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
04-21-2018: Hard Rock Stadium – Miami, FL
10-21-2017: Mattress Firm Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
07-15-2017: Wrigley Field – Chicago, IL
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
10-15-2016: MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
08-18-2016: Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion – Bangor, ME
08-13-2016: Atlantic City Beach – Atlantic City, NJ
06-25-2016: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-23-2016: Klipsch Music Center – Indianapolis, IN
05-31-2016: The Wharf Amphitheatre – Orange Beach, AL
04-16-2016: Veterans United Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
10-24-2015: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
10-15-2015: Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
06-25-2015: West Riverfront Park – Detroit, MI
06-20-2015: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
05-26-2015: Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater – Austin, TX
04-18-2015: MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa Bay, FL
04-01-2015: San Carlos Institute Theatre – Key West, FL
10-25-2014: MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
04-24-2014: PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
10-24-2013: US Airways Cente – Phoenix, AZ
08-22-2013: Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY
07-18-2013: First Niagra Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
06-22-2013: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
05-04-2013: FC Stadium – Frisco, TX
09-23-2012: Palais Theatre – Melbourne,
08-28-2012: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
08-04-2012: Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
06-30-2012: First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
04-17-2012: Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, IA
03-16-2012: Maui Arts & Cultural Center – Maui, HI
02-28-2012: Leon County Civic Center – Tallahassee, FL
02-04-2012: Amway Center – Orlando, FL
11-04-2011: Margaritaville Street Festival – Key West, FL
10-15-2011: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-01-2011: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
07-23-2011: Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
06-23-2011: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
04-23-2011: Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
01-24-2011: Sydney Opera House – Sydney,
06-22-2010: DTE Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-19-2010: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
05-15-2010: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
04-24-2010: Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
02-27-2010: BankAtlantic Center – Ft Lauderdale, FL
09-03-2009: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
08-06-2009: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-25-2009: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
05-14-2009: Cricket Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
02-12-2009: Margaritaville Cafe Key West – Key West, FL
09-01-2008: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-10-2008: DTE Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
11-03-2007: Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
06-28-2007: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
02-08-2007: Amway Arena – Orlando, FL
01-28-2005: Margaritaville Cafe – Key West, FL
07-03-2004: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
11-02-2002: Nikkis Beach Club – Miami, FL
11-01-2002: Margaritaville Street Festival – Key West, FL
10-31-2002: Margaritaville Cafe – Key West, FL
10-03-2001: Lulus Sunset Grill – Pascagoula, MS
09-25-2001: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-02-2000: Unknown – Charleston, SC
12-11-1999: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
12-08-1998: Orlando Arena – Orlando, FL
12-04-1998: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
02-06-1998: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
10-23-1997: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
08-30-1997: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-27-1997: The Meadows – Hartford, CT
08-23-1997: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
08-15-1997: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
08-12-1997: E Center – Camden, NJ
08-09-1997: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07-06-1997: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
10-11-1996: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
09-29-1996: The Gorge – George, WA
08-30-1996: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-16-1996: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-23-1996: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
04-20-1995: Jacksonville Coliseum – Jacksonville, FL
06-30-1990: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
08-27-1985: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
07-10-1985: Portland Civic Center – Portland, ME
Number of Shows: 88