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Stars On The Water
Written by: Rodney Crowell
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: One Particular Harbour (1983)
Additional Discography:
Live by the Bay (1986)

Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads (1992)
The Firm (Soundtrack) (1993)

Jimmy’s Notes:
This is one of those songs I always wished I had written. Rodney Crowell got it right when he described these great little honky tonks and seafood shacks that sit on the northern edge of the Gulf of Mexico.

Lyrics:
Down in Louisiana bayous by and by
Perogue pole or your natural soul
Keeps you tied to a tree high tide
Beer joint lights come on
And then the crowd starts rollin' in

Chorus:
(Pretty soon you got) stars on the water
(Just like) stars on the water
You got stars on the water, let it rain

Beaumont to Biloxi
Sea breeze at your door
Gypsy rains, dang hurricanes
White silver sandy shores
The "Blue Light" lounge is shinin'
Way out on the view

Chorus:
(It looks just like) stars on the water
(Just like) stars on the water
Looks like stars on the water, let it rain

When it's midnight down in Mobile
Shinin' moonbeams on the bay
They come from miles around to dance the jukebox down
And dig the good time sounds they all play
And all across the harbour
Night lights shinin' in

Chorus:
(It looks just like) stars on the water
(Just like) stars on the water
(Feels like) stars on the water, let it rain

Shows Played At:
04-06-2018: North Charleston Coliseum – Charleston, SC
08-13-2016: Atlantic City Beach – Atlantic City, NJ
06-25-2016: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
05-28-2016: Toyota Stadium – Frisco, TX
05-28-2015: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
10-19-2013: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-26-2013: Le Trabendo – Paris,
08-20-2013: Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY
07-20-2013: Comerica Park – Detroit, MI
07-18-2013: First Niagra Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
07-16-2013: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-13-2013: Farm Bureau Live – Virginia Beach, VA
02-07-2013: Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL
02-05-2013: Pensacola Bay Center – Pensacola, FL
02-20-2010: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL
01-16-2010: Bloody Mary’s – Bora Bora,
11-24-2009: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
11-21-2009: Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
11-19-2009: Air Canada Center – Toronto,
11-17-2009: John Paul Jones Arena – Charlottesville, VA
09-03-2009: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
08-26-2009: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-13-2009: DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
08-11-2009: Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
08-08-2009: Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
08-06-2009: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-05-2009: Shepherds Bush Empire – London,
06-27-2009: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
06-25-2009: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
06-23-2009: Post-Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
06-20-2009: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
06-18-2009: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
05-21-2009: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
05-19-2009: Concord Pavilion – Concord, CA
05-14-2009: Cricket Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
04-25-2009: Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
04-23-2009: Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
04-18-2009: Pizza Hut Park – Frisco, TX
04-16-2009: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
02-28-2009: Waikiki Beach Shell – Honolulu, HI
01-13-2009: Anegada Reef Hotel – Anegada,
09-20-2008: New Morning Jazz Club – Paris,
09-06-2008: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
07-19-2008: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
09-05-2007: Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto,
07-26-2007: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-21-2007: First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-26-2007: Tweeter Center Philadelphia – Camden, NJ
06-23-2007: Post-Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
06-20-2005: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
06-15-2005: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
06-13-2005: Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto,
04-19-2005: Waikiki Beach Shell – Honolulu, HI
04-16-2005: HP Pavilion – San Jose, CA
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
01-11-2005: Cheeseburger in Paradise – Asheville, NC
05-15-2004: Cheeseburger in Paradise – Omaha, NE
02-17-2004: Outback Steakhouse – Tampa, FL
01-14-2004: Cheeseburger in Paradise – Middleton, WI
11-03-2003: Cheeseburger in Paradise – Downers Grove, IL
11-02-2002: Nikkis Beach Club – Miami, FL
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
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
05-04-2002: New Orleans Jazz Festival – New Orleans, LA
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
04-13-2002: AM South Amphitheatre – Nashville, TN
04-03-2002: The Breakers – Palm Beach, FL
03-17-2001: San Jose Arena – San Jose, CA
02-22-2001: Ice Palace – Tampa, FL
02-15-2001: Compaq Center – Houston, TX
02-13-2001: Reunion Arena – Dallas, TX
02-10-2001: National Car Rental Center – Ft Lauderdale, FL
09-29-2000: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-02-2000: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-29-2000: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-22-2000: Alltel Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
08-17-2000: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-31-2000: Southampton College – Southampton, NY
07-29-2000: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
07-27-2000: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
07-20-2000: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-18-2000: Riverport Amphitheatre – St Louis, MO
04-29-2000: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
04-22-2000: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
04-08-2000: The Backyard – Austin, TX
12-31-1999: Universal Amphitheatre – Los Angeles, CA
12-11-1999: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
12-07-1999: Compaq Center – Houston, TX
12-04-1999: New Orleans Areana – New Orleans, LA
11-30-1999: Ice Palace – Tampa, FL
09-04-1999: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
08-31-1999: The Meadows – Hartford, CT
08-28-1999: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
08-23-1999: Polaris Amphitheatre – Columbus, OH
08-19-1999: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-24-1999: 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
07-13-1999: 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
03-04-1999: Margaritaville Cafe – Orlando, FL
12-04-1998: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
12-02-1998: Mobile Civic Center – Mobile, AL
10-11-1998: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
10-07-1998: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
10-03-1998: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-30-1998: Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA
08-30-1998: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-28-1998: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-26-1998: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-22-1998: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
08-21-1998: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
08-19-1998: E Center – Camden, NJ
08-18-1998: E Center – Camden, NJ
08-06-1998: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-05-1998: PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
08-03-1998: Polaris Amphitheatre – Columbus, OH
07-31-1998: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
07-29-1998: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
07-27-1998: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
07-25-1998: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-04-1998: Carter Finley Stadium – Raleigh, NC
06-27-1998: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
04-30-1998: Margaritaville Cafe – New Orleans, LA
02-09-1998: Ice Palace – Tampa, FL
12-29-1997: Double Diamond – Aspen, CO
08-20-1997: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-16-1997: Star Lake Amphitheatre – Burgettstown, PA
08-13-1997: E Center – Camden, NJ
07-02-1997: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
06-25-1997: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-20-1997: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-17-1997: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
03-01-1997: Thompson Boling Arena – Knoxville, TN
10-05-1996: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-28-1996: The Gorge – George, WA
09-18-1996: Starplex Amphitheatre – Dallas, TX
08-31-1996: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-30-1996: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-25-1996: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
09-30-1995: Sandstone Amphitheatre – Kansas City, KS
09-26-1995: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
09-23-1995: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
08-15-1995: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
04-27-1995: The Pyramid – Memphis, TN
04-26-1995: Starwood Amphitheatre – Nashville, TN
04-23-1995: Orlando Arena – Orlando, FL
04-12-1995: Coast Coliseum – Biloxi, MS
04-11-1995: Maravich Assembly Center – Baton Rouge, LA
10-06-1994: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
10-02-1994: Blockbuster – San Bernardino, CA
09-30-1994: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
09-27-1994: Fiddlers Green – Denver, CO
09-21-1994: The Woodlands – Houston, TX
07-26-1994: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
06-19-1994: Popular Creek Music Theatre – Hoffman Estates, IL
04-16-1994: Orlando Arena – Orlando, FL
10-14-1993: Rose Garden – Portland, OR
09-03-1993: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-21-1993: Buckeye Lake – Columbus, OH
08-18-1993: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-16-1993: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
08-14-1993: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
08-13-1993: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
07-03-1993: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
04-24-1992: New Orleans Jazz Festival – New Orleans, LA
01-24-1992: Miami Arena – Miami, FL
01-23-1992: Orlando Arena – Orlando, FL
10-24-1991: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-12-1990: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
08-11-1990: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07-22-1990: Cary Field – Williamsburg, VA
07-21-1990: Charlotte Memorial Stadium – Charlotte, NC
07-08-1990: Lake Compounce – Bristol, CT
07-06-1990: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
07-01-1990: The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
06-30-1990: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
04-25-1990: Centrum Centre – Worcester, MA
07-15-1988: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07-06-1988: Maritime Pier – New York, NY
07-04-1988: Kings Dominion – Doswell, VA
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
08-27-1985: 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
11-03-1983: Unknown – Austin, TX
Number of Shows: 218