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Boat Drinks
Written by: Jimmy Buffett
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Volcano (1979)
Additional Discography:
Songs You Know By Heart (1985)

Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads (1992)
Live In Hawaii (2005)
Live at Fenway Park (2005) – DVD
Live at Fenway Park (2005)

Jimmy’s Notes:
It was February in Boston, and I was cold and wanted to go home. Rum and tonic was the antifreeze, and the newspaper was full of ads for warmer climates. I was in a place owned by Derek Sanderson, who was a very famous player for the Boston Bruins in the 70’s. I came out of the bar and couldn’t find a cab except for the one that was running in front of a nearby hotel. There was no driver in it, and I was too cold to think about the consequences. There is an old Navy expression which says, “Beg forgiveness, not permission.” I hopped in and drove the cab back to my hotel, I did leave the fare on the seat.

Lyrics:
Boat drinks.
Boys in the band ordered boat drinks.
Visitors just scored on the home rink.
Everything seems to be wrong.

Lately, newspaper mentioned cheap airfare.
I've got to fly to Saint Somewhere.
I'm close to bodily harm.

Chorus
Twenty degrees and the hockey games on.
Nobody cares; they are way too far gone,
screamin' "Boat drinks," somethin'
to keep them all warm.
This morning I shot six holes in my freezer.
I think I got cabin fever.
Somebody sound the alarm.
I'd like to go where the pace or life's slow.
Could you beam me somewhere, Mister Scott?
Any old place here on Earth or in space.
You pick the century and I'll pick the spot.

I know I should be leaving this climate.
I got a verse but can't rhyme it.
I gotta go where it's warm.

Boat drinks.
Waitress, I need two more boat drinks.
Then I'm headin south 'fore my dream shrinks.
I gotta where it's warm.

I gotta go where it's warm.
I gotta go where it's warm.

I gotta go where there ain't any snow,
where there ain't any blow,
'cause my fin sinks so low.
I gotta go where it's warm.

Shows Played At:
04-21-2017: Isaac Theatre Royal – Christchurch,
08-25-2016: Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
08-23-2016: First Niagara Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
08-18-2016: Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion – Bangor, ME
08-13-2016: Atlantic City Beach – Atlantic City, NJ
08-11-2016: House of Blues – Boston, MA
06-21-2016: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
04-16-2016: Veterans United Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
04-01-2015: San Carlos Institute Theatre – Key West, FL
04-26-2014: Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
04-24-2014: PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
04-22-2014: Walnut Creek Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC
04-19-2014: MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
12-05-2013: BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
12-03-2013: Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN
11-30-2013: KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY
10-26-2013: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-24-2013: US Airways Cente – Phoenix, AZ
10-22-2013: Pepsi Arena – Denver, CO
10-17-2013: Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA
09-26-2013: Le Trabendo – Paris,
08-24-2013: Alpine Valley – Elkhorn, WI
08-22-2013: Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY
08-20-2013: Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY
08-17-2013: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
07-20-2013: Comerica Park – Detroit, MI
07-18-2013: First Niagra Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
07-13-2013: Farm Bureau Live – Virginia Beach, VA
06-29-2013: Charter One Pavilion – Chicago, IL
06-27-2013: Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-25-2013: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
06-22-2013: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
06-20-2013: Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
05-04-2013: FC Stadium – Frisco, TX
05-03-2013: Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX
04-30-2013: Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
04-27-2013: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
02-02-2013: BB&T Center – Ft Lauderdale, FL
10-25-2012: Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID
10-23-2012: Key Arena – Seattle, WA
04-19-2012: GEXA Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
03-10-2012: Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA
03-08-2012: HP Pavilion – San Jose, CA
03-03-2012: KFC! Yum Center – Louisville, KY
02-28-2012: Leon County Civic Center – Tallahassee, FL
01-31-2012: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL
10-18-2011: Pepsi Arena – Denver, CO
06-18-2011: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
04-23-2011: Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
01-23-2011: Sydney Opera House – Sydney,
12-06-2010: Toyota Center – Houston, TX
10-23-2010: MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
08-14-2010: Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
04-27-2010: Lakewood Amphiteatre – Atlanta, GA
02-27-2010: BankAtlantic Center – Ft Lauderdale, FL
02-25-2010: Amway Arena – Orlando, FL
02-23-2010: Colonial Life Arena – Columbia, SC
01-16-2010: Bloody Mary’s – Bora Bora,
01-14-2010: Bloody Mary’s – Bora Bora,
11-24-2009: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
11-21-2009: Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
10-25-2008: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-20-2008: New Morning Jazz Club – Paris,
09-01-2008: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
07-22-2008: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
05-01-2008: Margaritaville Cafe – New Orleans, LA
04-09-2008: Westgate Center Entertainment Plaza – Glendale, AZ
03-29-2008: St Barts Bucket Regattas – Gustavia,
01-18-2008: Hong Kong Football Club – Hong Kong,
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
09-05-2007: Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto,
09-02-2007: Gillette Stadium – Foxboro, MA
07-24-2007: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-30-2007: Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
06-23-2007: Post-Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
02-03-2007: The Clevelander – Miami, FL
12-22-2006: The Belly Up – Aspen, CO
08-12-2006: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-08-2006: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-06-2006: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
04-25-2006: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
04-22-2006: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
04-20-2006: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
08-27-2005: Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia, PA
02-21-2005: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL
02-19-2005: Office Depot Center – Sunrise, FL
01-11-2005: Cheeseburger in Paradise – Asheville, NC
10-23-2004: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-21-2004: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
09-12-2004: Fenway Park – Boston, MA
09-10-2004: Fenway Park – Boston, MA
09-02-2004: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
08-26-2004: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
05-15-2004: Cheeseburger in Paradise – Omaha, NE
02-17-2004: Outback Steakhouse – Tampa, FL
01-30-2004: Maui Arts & Cultural Ctr – Maui, HI
01-22-2004: Margaritaville Poolside – Las Vegas, NV
01-14-2004: Cheeseburger in Paradise – Middleton, WI
11-03-2003: Cheeseburger in Paradise – Downers Grove, IL
07-13-2003: Southampton College – Southampton, NY
07-03-2003: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
06-26-2003: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-24-2003: DTE Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
04-24-2003: Pepsi Arena – Denver, CO
04-15-2003: The Woodlands – Houston, TX
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
10-05-2002: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-03-2002: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-01-2002: Cricket Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
09-28-2002: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
09-26-2002: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
09-24-2002: Rose Garden – Portland, OR
08-31-2002: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-29-2002: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-27-2002: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-24-2002: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
08-22-2002: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
08-20-2002: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
08-19-2002: Cheeseburger in Paradise – Indianapolis, IN
06-29-2002: HiFi Buys Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-27-2002: Tweeter Center Philadelphia – Camden, NJ
06-25-2002: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-22-2002: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
06-20-2002: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
06-18-2002: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
05-26-2002: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
05-25-2002: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
04-25-2002: Smirnoff Music Center – Dallas, TX
04-23-2002: The Woodlands – Houston, TX
04-20-2002: Greensboro Coliseum – Greensboro, NC
04-18-2002: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
04-16-2002: Alltel Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
04-03-2002: The Breakers – Palm Beach, FL
03-21-2002: Dukes Waikiki Restaurant – Waikiki Beach, HI
02-20-2002: TD Waterhouse Centre – Orlando, FL
02-18-2002: Ice Palace – Tampa, FL
02-16-2002: National Car Rental Center – Ft Lauderdale, FL
02-14-2002: Leon County Civic Center – Tallahassee, FL
11-16-2001: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
11-14-2001: OSU Value Center Arena – Columbus, OH
11-12-2001: The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
11-10-2001: Target Center – Minneapolis, MN
11-07-2001: Jefferson County Coliseum – Birmingham, AL
11-05-2001: Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
09-29-2001: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
09-27-2001: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
09-25-2001: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
09-08-2001: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
09-06-2001: Tweeter Center Philadelphia – Camden, NJ
09-04-2001: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
09-01-2001: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-30-2001: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-27-2001: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
06-05-2001: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-02-2001: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
05-31-2001: Fiddlers Green – Denver, CO
05-28-2001: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
02-17-2001: Greensboro Coliseum – Greensboro, NC
10-07-2000: Blaisdell Centre – Honolulu, HI
05-05-2000: Margaritaville Cafe – New Orleans, LA
04-25-2000: Desert Sky Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
04-08-2000: The Backyard – Austin, TX
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
11-20-1999: Bay Street Theater – East Hampton, NY
11-06-1999: Le Select 50th Anniversay Show – Gustavia,
03-04-1999: Margaritaville Cafe – Orlando, FL
03-01-1999: Boston Park Plaza – Boston, MA
02-28-1999: Fleet Center – Boston, MA
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
12-29-1997: Double Diamond – Aspen, CO
08-16-1997: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
10-11-1996: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-09-1996: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
10-05-1996: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-29-1996: The Gorge – George, WA
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
08-30-1996: 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
08-16-1996: 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
08-06-1996: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
08-03-1996: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
08-02-1996: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
06-23-1996: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
06-22-1996: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
06-20-1996: Blockbuster Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
06-18-1996: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-17-1996: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-15-1996: Buckeye Lake – Columbus, OH
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
06-03-1996: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-01-1996: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
05-30-1996: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
05-29-1996: Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto,
04-22-1995: Orlando Arena – Orlando, FL
04-20-1995: Jacksonville Coliseum – Jacksonville, FL
04-19-1995: Miami Arena – Miami, FL
04-14-1995: North Charleston Coliseum – Charleston, SC
04-11-1995: Maravich Assembly Center – Baton Rouge, LA
10-07-1994: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
09-23-1994: Starplex Amphitheatre – Dallas, TX
08-01-1994: Deep Hollow Ranch – Montauk, NY
07-28-1994: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
07-22-1994: Blockbuster Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
07-16-1994: Buckeye Lake – Columbus, OH
06-14-1994: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-03-1994: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
06-01-1994: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
09-03-1993: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-14-1993: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
08-13-1993: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
07-04-1993: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-23-1993: Garden State Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
08-22-1992: The Gorge – George, WA
08-15-1992: Popular Creek Music Theatre – Hoffman Estates, IL
07-10-1992: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
07-04-1992: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-14-1992: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
06-12-1992: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
05-24-1992: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
01-24-1992: Miami Arena – Miami, FL
01-23-1992: Orlando Arena – Orlando, FL
10-24-1991: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-18-1991: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-16-1991: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-06-1991: Mud Island Amphitheatre – Memphis, TN
08-04-1991: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
07-27-1991: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07-26-1991: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07-19-1991: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
07-06-1991: Popular Creek Music Theatre – Hoffman Estates, IL
07-05-1991: Popular Creek Music Theatre – Hoffman Estates, IL
07-30-1989: Cary Field – Williamsburg, VA
07-29-1989: Carowinds Palladium – Charlotte, NC
07-16-1989: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
07-15-1989: Lake Compounce – Bristol, CT
06-30-1989: The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
10-12-1988: Sunrise Musical Theatre – Ft Lauderdale, FL
07-15-1988: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07-06-1988: Maritime Pier – New York, NY
07-04-1988: Kings Dominion – Doswell, VA
06-29-1988: The Dell – Philadelphia, PA
02-23-1988: Houston Livestock and Rodeo – Houston, TX
02-11-1988: Leon County Civic Center – Tallahassee, FL
02-05-1988: Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill, NC
08-08-1987: Southern Star Amphitheatre – Houston, TX
07-04-1987: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-07-1987: Kings Dominion – Doswell, VA
11-16-1986: OConnell Center – Gainesville, FL
08-12-1986: Six Flags Over Texas – Arlington, TX
08-27-1985: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
07-10-1985: Portland Civic Center – Portland, ME
01-31-1984: Unknown – Fermantle,
12-10-1983: Augusta Civic Center – Augusta, GA
11-15-1983: University of Florida Gym – Gainesville, FL
10-25-1982: Lake Lanier – Lake Lanier, GA
09-05-1982: Glen Helen Regional Park – San Bernardino, CA
07-24-1981: Popular Creek Music Theatre – Hoffman Estates, IL
Number of Shows: 291