Saxophones

by Jimmy Buffett

from the album Living and Dying in 3/4 Time


Lyrics

I cut my teeth on gumbo rock
Benny Spellman and Doctor John
Sweet Irma Thomas and Frogman Henry
Use to boogie woogie all night long
Though I love rock and roll the acoustic guitar
was the only way I had of becoming a star
I’m doin rather nice and traveling around
But they won’t play my record in my ol’ hometown

But If I had saxophones
Big baritones cleanin’ up the muddy breaks
If I had Saxophones
I could get some recognition from
that Mobile Alabama DJ

Livin’ by the ocean sometimes I get the notion
To take my Janie downtown
We hang out in a funky little bar
They call it the Shipwreck lounge
Well, we get kinda drunk and we play rock and roll
Grabbin’ everybody right down in their soul
When we get to cookin’ something’s still wrong
There’s still something missing from them good old songs

But If we had saxophones
Big baritones cleaning up the muddy breaks
If we had saxophones
I could make that joint shimmy like a big
California earthquake

If we had saxophones
Big baritones cleaning up the muddy breaks
If we had saxophones
I could get some recognition from
that Mobile Alabama DJ