Who Sang Beautiful Swimmers? Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett Buffet Hotel cover art
release date: 2009-12-8
length: 5:22
composer: Jimmy Buffett
lyricist: Jimmy Buffett
Marilyn Monroe did a night shoot in a pool
Posing naked for a playboy spread
She was old, but she still was cool
When they wrapped right after midnight
And the crew went to the bar
Norma Jean just did the backstroke
Like she was reachin' for a fallen star

Beautiful Swimmers they know how to move
Slidin' cross the water like a steel guitar
Beautiful Swimmers stay in the groove
Riding constant currents near and far

Standing in a tidal pool just east of Baltimore
Watching little blue crabs navigate the eastern shore
Every bayou stream and river in time runs to the sea
Every flounder, tadpole, and softshell feels the choreography

Beautiful Swimmers you know how to move
Sneakin' pass the draggers and the oyster bars
Beautiful Swimmers just feel the groove
Painting liquid brush strokes like Renoir

I miss my dorsal fin, I can't explain.
I'm a big fish out of water
Dwellin' on the coastal plain

Now If I was as rich as the Aga Khan
I tell you what I would do
Buy every man, woman, and child on this planet
A mask and a snorkle too
Then I'd lead this wild migration
Destination Waimea Bay
Then we'd splash our way around the world
Life is just a water ballet

Come all you Beautiful Swimmers who know how to move
Let's glide across the water like a steel guitar
Beautiful Swimmers stay in the groove
Fetching constant currents near and far

CD 1
  • 1 Nobody From Nowhere
  • 2 Wings
  • 3 Big Top
  • 4 Beautiful Swimmers
  • 5 Turn Up the Heat and Chill the Rosé
  • 6 Summerzcool
  • 7 Rhumba Man
  • 8 We Learned to Be Cool From You
  • 9 Surfing in a Hurricane
  • 10 Life Short Call Now
  • 11 Buffet Hotel
  • 12 A Lot to Drink About