Who Sang Cuban Crime of Passion? Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean cover art
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jimmy Buffett, Thomas Franklin Corcoran
release date: 1973-6
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:42
producer: Don Gant
membranophone: Sammy Creason
piano: Michael Utley
lead vocals: Jimmy Buffett
engineer: Lee Hazen
electric guitar: Reggie Young
acoustic guitar: Steve Goodman and Jimmy Buffett
harmonica: Greg “Fingers” Taylor
percussion: Farrell Morris
fiddle: Vassar Clements
congas: Phil Royster
bass guitar: Eddie Williams
pedal steel guitar: Doyle Grisham
Moog: Shane Keister
Well now Billy Voltaire was a Piano player, up from Miami way.
He used to play in the bars, he could should like the stars,
And the Lady's would pay and pay.
Well one night, he did wind up
Playin' in Havana town.
And nobody knew, least Billy Voltaire that these were his final sounds

He met up with Marita, a dancer in from the coast.
Half woman, half child, she drove him half wild
He loved that lady the most.
Well one night, he did find her
In the arms of Shrimper Dan
So Billy pulled out a knife, took poor Danny's life,
And then he turned his own cold hand.

It's just a Cuban crime of passion,
Messy and old fashioned.
Yeah, that's what the papers did say.
It's just a Cuban crime of passion,
Anjejo and knives a slashin'.
Yeah but that's what the people like to read about,
Up in America, up in America.

Well they never found Marita,
Some people say she got ill.
Billy Voltaire had no one to claim him,
He was buried on pauper's hill.
And no one talks about 'em no more,
It happned just a week ago.
But people get by and people get high,
In the tropics, they come in they go.


Up in America

Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Great Filling Station Holdup
  • 2 Railroad Lady
  • 3 He Went to Paris
  • 4 Grapefruit - Juicy Fruit
  • 5 Cuban Crime of Passion
  • 6 Why Don't We Get Drunk
  • 7 Peanut Butter Conspiracy
  • 8 They Don't Dance Like Carmen No More
  • 9 I Have Found Me a Home
  • 10 My Lovely Lady
  • 11 Death of an Unpopular Poet

  • Album Information
    label: Dunhill Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin