Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Tourists covered with oil

Well, there aren’t many tourists this year and the oil on the beaches of Alabama is a different kind than featured in the original version back in 1977 but Jimmy Buffet is doing his best to change things. At the weekend he revived his classicMargaritaville at a free seaside concert designed to give holiday makers a reason to visit and keep the gulf economy running despite the destruction caused by the BP oil spill. He even changed a few words for the occasion:
Nibblin’ on sponge cake
Watchin’ the sun bake
All of those tourists covered with oil
Strummin’ my six-string
On my front porch swing
Smell those shrimp they’re beginnin’ to boil
Wastin’ away again in margaritaville
Searching for my lost shaker of salt
Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame
But I know it’s nobody’s fault BP’s fault
The crowd loved it and at least BP paid for the event as part of its $20 billion reparations package!
14-07-2010 margaritaville

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