Who Sang Migration? Jimmy Buffett

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Some other versions of "Migration"
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jimmy Buffett
release date: 1974-12
genres: Rock
styles: Country Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:16
Look'in back at my background tryin' to
figure out how I ever got here.
Some things are still a mystery to me
While others are much to clear.
I'm just livin' in the sunshine,
Stay contented most of the time.
Yeah, listenin to Murphy, Walker and Willie,
Sing me their Texas rhymes.

Now most of the people who retire in Florida
are wrinkled and they lean on a crutch.
And mobile homes are smotherin' my keys;
Well I hate those bastards so much.
I wish a summer squall would blow them
all the way up to fantasy land.
They're ugly and square, they don't belong here.
They look a lot better as beer cans.

Yeah, That's why it's still a mystery to me,
Why some people live like they do.
So many nice things hap'nin out there,
Never even seen the clues.
Whoa, but we're doin' fine, we can travel and rhyme.
I know we've been doing our part.
Got a Caribbean soul I can barely control
and some Texas hidden here in my heart.

Well now, I might have joined the merchant marine,
If I hadn't learned how to sing.
And on top of that I got married too early,
And it cost me much more than a ring.
But those crazy days are over,
You've just got to learn from
the wrong things you've done.
I came off the rebound, started looking around,
Figured out it's time to have a little fun.


Well now, if I ever live to be an old man,
I'm gonna sail down to Martinique.
I'm gonna buy me a sweat stained Bogart suit
and an African parakeet.
And then I'll sit him on my shoulder
and open up my trusty old mind.
I'm gonna teach him how to fuss,
Teach him how to cuss,
And pull the cork out of a bottle of wine.


Yeah, I got a Caribbean soul I can barely control
and some Texas hidden here in my heart.

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Makin' Music for Money
  • 2 Door Number Three
  • 3 Dallas
  • 4 Presents to Send You
  • 5 Stories We Could Tell
  • 6 Life Is Just a Tire Swing
  • 7 A Pirate Looks at Forty
  • 8 Migration
  • 9 Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season
  • 10 Nautical Wheelers
  • 11 Tin Cup Chalice

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