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Cowboy In The Jungle
Written by: Jimmy Buffett
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Son Of A Son Of A Sailor (1978)
Additional Discography:
Meet Me In Margaritaville (2003)

Lyrics:
There’s a cowboy in the jungle
And he looks so out of place
With his shrimp skin boots and his cheap Cheroots
And his skin as white as paste

Headin’ south to Paraguay
Where the gauchos sing and shout
Now he’s stuck in Porto Bello
Since his money all ran out
So he hangs out with the sailors
Might and day they’re raisin’ hell
And his original destination’s just another
Story that he loves to tell.

With no plans for the future
He still seems in control
From a bronco ride to a ten foot tide
He just had to learn to roll.

Roll with the punches
Play all of his hunches
Made the best of whatever came his way
What he lacked in ambition
He made up with intuition
Plowing straight ahead come what may.

Steel band in the distance
And their music floats across the bay
While American women in muumuus
Talk about all the things they did today
And their husbands quack about fishing
As they slug those rum drinks down
Discussing who caught what
and who sat on his butt
But it’s the only show in town.

They’re tryin’ to drink all the punches
They all may lose their lunches
Tryin’ to cram lost years into five or six says
Seems that blind ambition erased their intuition
Plowin’ straight ahead come what may.

I don’t want to live on that kind of island
No, I don’t want to swim in a roped off sea.
Too much for me, too much for me
I’ve got to be where the wind and the water are free.

Alone on a midnight passage
I can count the falling stars
While the Southern Cross and the satellites
They remind me of where we are
Spinning around in circles
Living it day to day
And still twenty four hours, maybe sixty good years
It’s still not that long a stay.

We’ve gotta roll with the punches
Learn to play all of our hunches
Makin’ the best of whatever comes your way
Forget that blind ambition
And learn to trust your intuition
Plowin’ straight ahead come what may.
And there’s a cowboy in the jungle.

Shows Played At:
06-18-2016: DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-16-2016: House of Blues – Chicago, IL
05-30-2015: Toyota Stadium – Frisco, TX
04-19-2012: GEXA Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
10-23-2010: MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
10-19-2010: Rose Garden – Portland, OR
05-20-2010: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
01-14-2010: Bloody Mary’s – Bora Bora,
02-24-2009: Maui Arts & Cultural Ctr – Maui, HI
10-16-2008: Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA
09-06-2008: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
09-01-2008: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
08-24-2008: Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
08-03-2008: Fort Adams State Park – Newport, RI
07-29-2008: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-26-2008: Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
07-22-2008: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
07-19-2008: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
07-17-2008: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-14-2008: Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia, PA
06-12-2008: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
06-10-2008: DTE Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-07-2008: Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
06-05-2008: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
04-26-2008: Pizza Hut Park – Frisco, TX
04-24-2008: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St Louis, MO
10-04-2007: Waikiki Beach Shell – Honolulu, HI
03-21-2002: Dukes Waikiki Restaurant – Waikiki Beach, HI
02-13-2001: Reunion Arena – Dallas, TX
11-04-2000: Guild Hall – East Hampton, NY
04-29-2000: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
11-25-1998: Stephen Talkhouse – Amagansett, NY
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
08-31-1997: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
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
10-14-1993: Rose Garden – Portland, OR
08-18-1993: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
07-02-1993: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
08-27-1985: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
07-10-1985: Portland Civic Center – Portland, ME
12-10-1983: Augusta Civic Center – Augusta, GA
11-15-1983: University of Florida Gym – Gainesville, FL
08-27-1983: Sheridan Opera House – Telluride, CO
08-27-1983: Sheridan Opera House – Telluride, CO
Number of Shows: 83