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Coconut Telegraph
Written by: Jimmy Buffett
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Coconut Telegraph (1981)
Additional Discography:
Live by the Bay (1986)

Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads (1992)
Biloxi: Best of (1999)
Buffett Live – Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays (1999)
Meet Me In Margaritaville (2003)
Live in Mansfield, MA (2004)
Live In Hawaii (2005)

Jimmy’s Notes:
The Coconut Telegraph works as well as a cellular phone or a fax machine and has been around a lot longer.

Lyrics:
Tuesday on the island
Not much goin' on
The parties are all over
They ended just past dawn
But the jungle drums are beating
With the tales from late last night
Cause the stories bear repeating
For everyones delight

Chorus
You can hear it on the coconut telegraph
Can't keep nothin' under their hat
You can hear 'em on the coconut telegraph
Sayin' who did dis and dat
Dis and dat dis and dat

Now I'm not one to deal in gossip
But was he that big of fool?
To do a belly buster high dive
And miss the entire pool?
Now what's the word on sweet Melissa?
And the kid nobody knew
Did Ricardo ever find her?
I swear it's just between me and you

Chorus
You can hear it on the coconut telegraph
By now everybody knows
You can hear it on the coconut telegraph
Just who comes and goes
Comes and goes comes and goes

It's humpday on the island
And the lines have all gone dead
All the juicy news is history
I guess everything's been said
But when the eagle flies on Friday
And the boys break out the rum
Then the joint begins to jumpin'
And you'll hear those hot lines hum

Chorus

Put it on the coconut telegraph
All the celebration and the stress
Put it on the coconut telegraph
In tewnty-five words or less

Shows Played At:
10-13-2017: Rogers Arena – Vancouver,
04-01-2017: MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
03-30-2017: Universal City Walk – Hollywood, CA
10-22-2016: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-20-2016: Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA
10-18-2016: Humphreys Concerts by the Bay – San Diego, CA
09-01-2016: Century Link Center – Omaha, NE
08-27-2016: BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
08-25-2016: Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
08-23-2016: First Niagara Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
06-23-2016: Klipsch Music Center – Indianapolis, IN
06-21-2016: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-18-2016: DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
04-19-2016: Oak Mountain Amphitheater – Birmingham, AL
09-27-2015: La Cigale – Paris,
06-23-2015: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-20-2015: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
06-04-2015: Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis, MO
06-02-2015: Gwinnett Center – Duluth, GA
05-30-2015: Toyota Stadium – Frisco, TX
05-26-2015: Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater – Austin, TX
04-16-2015: Amway Arena – Orlando, FL
04-01-2015: San Carlos Institute Theatre – Key West, FL
08-22-2013: Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY
10-27-2012: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-23-2012: Key Arena – Seattle, WA
04-19-2012: GEXA Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
03-30-2012: 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
01-26-2011: Hordern Pavilion – Sydney,
01-24-2011: Sydney Opera House – Sydney,
04-29-2010: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St Louis, MO
09-05-2009: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
08-29-2009: Alpine Valley Music Theater – East Troy, WI
08-23-2009: Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
04-21-2009: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
10-25-2008: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-19-2008: New Morning Jazz Club – Paris,
07-26-2008: Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
07-22-2008: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
07-17-2008: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
11-03-2007: Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
08-30-2007: Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
07-24-2007: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-21-2007: First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-28-2007: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
05-04-2006: Margaritaville Cafe – Myrtle Beach, SC
04-22-2006: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
08-31-2005: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
08-25-2005: Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia, PA
08-21-2005: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-26-2005: PNC Park – Pittsburgh, PA
06-22-2005: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
04-19-2005: Waikiki Beach Shell – Honolulu, HI
04-16-2005: HP Pavilion – San Jose, CA
04-12-2005: Cricket Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
04-09-2005: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
04-07-2005: Arrowhead Pond – Anaheim, CA
04-05-2005: Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
02-26-2005: Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
02-23-2005: Charlotte Coliseum – Charlotte, NC
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
08-30-2003: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-23-2003: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
07-03-2003: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
06-28-2003: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
06-26-2003: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-24-2003: DTE Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
04-26-2003: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
04-24-2003: Pepsi Arena – Denver, CO
04-22-2003: Smirnoff Music Center – Dallas, TX
04-19-2003: AM South Amphitheatre – Nashville, TN
04-17-2003: HiFi Buys Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
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
03-21-2002: Dukes Waikiki Restaurant – Waikiki Beach, HI
04-29-2000: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
04-27-2000: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
04-25-2000: Desert Sky Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
04-22-2000: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
04-20-2000: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
04-18-2000: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
04-15-2000: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
04-13-2000: Starplex Amphitheatre – Dallas, TX
12-31-1999: Universal Amphitheatre – Los Angeles, CA
12-07-1999: Compaq Center – Houston, TX
11-30-1999: Ice Palace – Tampa, FL
09-04-1999: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
09-02-1999: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-31-1999: The Meadows – Hartford, CT
08-28-1999: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
08-26-1999: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
08-23-1999: Polaris Amphitheatre – Columbus, OH
08-21-1999: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
08-19-1999: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-24-1999: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
07-22-1999: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
07-20-1999: Riverport Amphitheatre – St Louis, MO
07-17-1999: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
07-15-1999: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-13-1999: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-10-1999: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
07-08-1999: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-17-1999: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
06-15-1999: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
06-12-1999: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-10-1999: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-08-1999: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
06-05-1999: E Center – Camden, NJ
06-03-1999: E Center – Camden, NJ
06-01-1999: Blockbuster Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
07-25-1998: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
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
08-13-1997: 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
06-21-1997: 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
10-15-1993: Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA
09-03-1993: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-18-1993: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-13-1993: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
05-21-1992: Classic Amphitheatre – Richmond, VA
07-06-1988: Maritime Pier – New York, NY
07-04-1988: 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,
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
06-08-1981: Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA
Number of Shows: 173