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    CaptBilly… Palmie… Help! This is an emergency

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    by jiminpa ·

    I’m trying to think of the name of the Jimmy Buffett song about his hotel in St. Barts… More specifically How to spell it the song title because I haven’t been able to get close enough for Google to find it.

    B-)

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    • #2748526

      Clarifications

      by jiminpa ·

      In reply to CaptBilly… Palmie… Help! This is an emergency

      Clarifications

    • #2748514

      Cheeseburger in Paradise ?

      by ic-it ·

      In reply to CaptBilly… Palmie… Help! This is an emergency

      Le Select, St. Barts: This is it, folks: the Caribbean restaurant that inspired the song “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” …

      • #2748479

        No

        by jiminpa ·

        In reply to Cheeseburger in Paradise ?

        It’s something like ar tu de roche or something like that. I can say it I just can’t spell it. You know your spelling has to be way off if Google can’t even correct you.

        • #2748472

          Autour de Rocher This one? :-)

          by ic-it ·

          In reply to No

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        • #2748464

          OK… ya beat me….

          by captbilly1eye ·

          In reply to Autour de Rocher This one? :-)

          …. but only because I was searching for the lyrics.

          B-)

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        • #2748460

          You get the full customer service award ;-)

          by ic-it ·

          In reply to OK… ya beat me….

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    • #2748470

      Autour du Rocher

      by captbilly1eye ·

      In reply to CaptBilly… Palmie… Help! This is an emergency

      Mes amis nous allons quelque part dont tout
      le monde
      Se rappelle d’un endroit ou l’herbe etait
      toujours verte
      Et la fete ne s’arretait jamais
      A autour du rocher

      This a a little tale about a
      hotel in the Caribbean.
      Well it wasn’t really a hotel, it was a patio
      bar with funky rooms and an outdoor disco
      with bad wiring. Some people said if you looked
      between the cracks of the floorboards of our
      dance floor you would see Hell. If you ever
      went there, you would know what I’m talking
      about. If you never had, then we
      thought we’d send you a
      little musical souvenir.

      Some say it was a planet
      Some say it was a rock
      For five wild years in L”Orient
      The party never stopped

      There were pirates from the Indies
      There were models from Paris
      There were locals and New Yorkers
      And the Brazilian Navy

      By mini-moke and scooters
      In cabs and stolen cars
      Came the creatures of the evening
      From St. Martin and from Mars

      Alors, Alors, Alors, Alors
      alors come on, come on
      Vien faire un tour autour du rocher
      On croisera les fantomes du passe
      Viens faire un tour autour du rocher
      Sur les souvenirs l’herbe a poussee

      Girl at the pool table
      puts on a show for free
      They were bivouacked in the bathroom
      By the hot tub near the sea

      Every night at midnight
      Seems the devil took control
      And the hill became a parking lot
      Fueled by rock ‘n’ roll

      They were talking by the cannon
      But I couldn’t believe my ears
      The Russian had plutonium
      The sailor wanted beers

      They shook hands in the moonlight
      And broke out a big cigar
      Just business as usual
      Beneath the tropic stars

      Alors(come on) alors (let’s go) alors
      Vien faire in tour autour du rocher
      On croisera les fantomes du pass’e
      Viens faire un tour autour du richer
      Sur les souvinirs l’herbe a poussee

      It was better than a painting
      At le Musee de Beaux Arts
      And simply what we did for fun
      Back in the old St. Barts

      Then the glitz and all the glamour
      Hit like a hurricane
      Or maybe we just all grew up
      But it never was the same

      The gendarmes finally closed the joint
      And the fire it did the rest
      But on New Year’s Eve of ’91
      We sang the last request

      We were dancing in the ashes
      We were dancing in the sea
      We were dancing in the ruins
      Where we left our memories
      Come on let’s go alors
      Vien faire un tour autour du rocher
      On croisera les fantomes du pass’e
      Viens faire un tour autour du rocher
      Sur les souvinirs l’herbe a poussee

      Alors. Alors, Alors, Alors
      Vien faire un tour autour du rocher
      On croisera les fantomes du pass’e
      Viens faire untour autour du rocher
      Sur les souvenirs l’herbe a poussee

      • #2748462

        translation: “Around The Rock”

        by captbilly1eye ·

        In reply to Autour du Rocher

        B-)

        What do I win?

        …a trip to St. Barts?
        …four VIP tickets to the next JB concert?
        …a bottomless pitcher of Boat Drinks?

        .
        though, I have to say… that was my least favorite song on that album/CD. Here’s the audio:

    • #2748431

      Thanks guys

      by jiminpa ·

      In reply to CaptBilly… Palmie… Help! This is an emergency

      That was killing me.

      B-)

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