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Lovely Cruise
Written by: Jonathan Baham
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes (1977)
Additional Discography:
Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads (1992)

Live in Las Vegas, NV (2003)
Live in Mansfield, MA (2004)

Jimmy’s Notes:
This song was brought to me by a young man named Jonathan Baham. It was one of those songs that just fit the mood, and I put it on the record. I like the story and the image. It has stood the test of time.

Lyrics:
Drink it up
This one's for you
It's been a lovely cruise

I'm sorry it's ended
It's sad but it's true
It's been a lovely cruise

These moments we're left with
May you always remember
These moments are shared by few

There's wind in our hair
And there's water in our shoes
It's been a lovely cruise

These moments we're left with
May you always remember
These moments are shared by few

And those harbor lights
Aw they're coming into view
We'll bid our farewell way too soon

So drink it up
This one's for you,
Parrotheads

It's been a lovely cruise
It's been a lovely cruise
It's been a lovely cruise

Shows Played At:
08-02-2018: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
03-30-2018: Royal Farms Arena – Baltimore, MD
03-28-2018: US Naval Academy Alumni Hall – Annapolis, MD
09-23-2017: La Cigale – Paris,
07-08-2017: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
04-18-2017: The Opera House – Wellington,
10-22-2016: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-18-2016: Humphreys Concerts by the Bay – San Diego, CA
12-31-2015: Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
06-04-2015: Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis, MO
10-25-2014: MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
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
08-30-2014: Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA
08-23-2014: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
08-21-2014: Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre – Wantagh, NY
08-19-2014: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
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
07-19-2014: Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
06-28-2014: First Midwest Bank Amphitheater – Tinley Park, IL
06-26-2014: Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-24-2014: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
06-21-2014: Toyota Stadium – Frisco, TX
05-31-2014: Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX
05-29-2014: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
05-27-2014: Chastain Park Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
10-17-2013: Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA
06-25-2013: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
10-25-2012: Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID
10-18-2012: Fillmore Auditorium – San Francisco, CA
08-30-2012: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
03-10-2012: Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA
03-01-2012: Verizon Arena – North Little Rock, AR
07-23-2011: Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
07-19-2011: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
07-16-2011: Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto,
04-30-2011: Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
04-16-2011: 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
01-26-2011: Hordern Pavilion – Sydney,
10-23-2010: MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
08-12-2010: First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
04-27-2010: Lakewood Amphiteatre – Atlanta, GA
11-17-2009: John Paul Jones Arena – Charlottesville, VA
09-05-2009: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
08-23-2009: Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
08-13-2009: DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-23-2009: Post-Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
05-21-2009: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
05-16-2009: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-25-2008: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
06-12-2008: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
10-04-2007: Waikiki Beach Shell – Honolulu, HI
09-02-2007: Gillette Stadium – Foxboro, MA
10-29-2005: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
01-30-2004: Maui Arts & Cultural Ctr – Maui, HI
09-20-2003: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
08-30-2003: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-21-2003: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
04-26-2003: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
05-04-2002: New Orleans Jazz Festival – New Orleans, LA
04-25-2002: Smirnoff Music Center – Dallas, TX
10-07-2000: Blaisdell Centre – Honolulu, HI
05-02-1997: Riverport Amphitheatre – St Louis, MO
02-22-1997: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
10-09-1996: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
10-05-1996: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-28-1996: The Gorge – George, WA
09-26-1996: Rose Garden – Portland, OR
09-21-1996: Southpark Meadows Amphitheatre – Austin, TX
09-20-1996: Starplex Amphitheatre – Dallas, TX
09-18-1996: Starplex Amphitheatre – Dallas, TX
08-31-1996: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-28-1996: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-25-1996: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-24-1996: The Meadows – Hartford, CT
08-22-1996: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-21-1996: Southampton College – Southampton, NY
08-17-1996: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
08-14-1996: Virginia Beach Amphitheatre – Virginia Beach, VA
08-10-1996: Continental Airlines Arena – East Rutherford, NJ
08-09-1996: Continental Airlines Arena – East Rutherford, NJ
08-07-1996: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
08-03-1996: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
08-02-1996: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
06-22-1996: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
06-20-1996: Blockbuster Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
06-18-1996: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-14-1996: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
06-08-1996: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-07-1996: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-05-1996: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-01-1996: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
04-27-1995: The Pyramid – Memphis, TN
04-22-1995: Orlando Arena – Orlando, FL
07-26-1994: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
09-04-1993: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
12-10-1989: Beacon Theater – New York, NY
12-05-1989: Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI
08-08-1987: Southern Star Amphitheatre – Houston, TX
07-04-1987: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-07-1987: Kings Dominion – Doswell, VA
06-08-1981: Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA
06-04-1977: Paramount Theatre – Portland, OR
Number of Shows: 108