Who Sang Pencil Thin Mustache? Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett Living and Dying in ¾ Time cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jimmy Buffett
release date: 1974-2
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Classic Rock
length: 2:51
producer: Don Gant
membranophone: Sammy Creason
lead vocals: Jimmy Buffett
mixer: Tommy Semmes
electric guitar: Reggie Young
recording engineer: David McKinley
keyboard: Michael Utley
acoustic guitar: Jimmy Buffett
harmonica: Greg “Fingers” Taylor
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
pedal steel guitar: Doyle Grisham
Now they make new movies in old black and white
With happy endings, where nobody fights
So if you find yourself in that nostalgic rage
Honey, jump right up and show your age

I wish I had a pencil thin mustache
The "Boston Blackie" kind
A two toned Ricky Ricardo jacket
And an autographed picture of Andy Devine

I remember bein' buck-toothed and skinny
Writin' fan letters to Sky's niece Penny
Oh I wish I had a pencil thin mustache
Then I could solve some mysteries too

Then it's Bandstand, Disneyland, growin' up fast
Drinkin' on a fake I.D.
Yeah, and Rama of the jungle was everyone's Bawana
But only jazz musicians were smokin' marijuana
Yeah, I wish I had a pencil thin mustache
Then I could solve some mysteries too

Then it's flat top, dirty bob, coppin' a feel
Grubbin' on the livin' room floor (so sore)
Yeah, they send you off to college, try to gain a little knowledge,
But all you want to do is learn how to score

Yeah, but now I'm gettin' old, don't wear underwear
I don't go to church and I don't cut my hair
But I can go to movies and see it all there
Just the way that it used to be

That's why I wish I had a pencil thin mustache
The "Boston Blackie" kind
A two-toned Ricky Ricardo jacket
And an autographed picture of Andy Devine

Oh, I could be anyone I wanted to be
Maybe suave Errol Flynn or the Sheik of Araby
If I only had a pencil thin mustache
Then I could do some cruisin' too

Yeah, Bryl-cream, a little dab'll do yah
Oh, I could do some cruisin' too



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Pencil Thin Mustache
  • 2 Come Monday
  • 3 Ringling, Ringling
  • 4 Brahma Fear
  • 5 Brand New Country Star
  • 6 Livingston’s Gone to Texas
  • 7 The Wino and I Know
  • 8 West Nashville Grand Ballroom Gown
  • 9 Saxophones
  • 10 Ballad of Spider John
  • 11 God’s Own Drunk

  • Album Information
    label: Dunhill Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin