Who Sang Scarlet Begonias? Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett License to Chill cover art

Some other versions of "Scarlet Begonias"
Credits
publisher: ©RAY SHERMAN MUSIC , Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Henry Creamer, Turner Layton
release date: 2004-7-13
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Soft Rock/Pop Rock/Country
length: 4:34
Not a chill to the winter but a nip to the air
From the other direction, she was calling my eye
It could be an illusion, but I might as well try, might as well try

She had rings on her fingers and bells on her shoes
And I knew without askin' she was into the blues
She wore scarlet begonias tucked into her curls
I knew right away she was not like other girls, other girls

In the thick of the evening when the dealing got rough
She was too pat to open and too cool to bluff
As I picked up my matches and was closing the door
I had one of those flashes I'd been there before, been there before

Well, I ain't always right but I've never been wrong
Seldom turns out the way it does in a song
Once in a while you get shown the light
In the strangest of places if you look at it right

Well there ain't nothing wrong with the way she moves
Scarlet begonias or a touch of the blues
And there's nothing wrong with the look that's in her eyes
I had to learn the hard way to let her pass by, let her pass by

Wind in the willow's playin' "Tea for Two"
The sky was yellow and the sun was blue
Strangers stoppin' strangers just to shake their hand
Everybody's playing in the heart of gold band, heart of gold band






Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Hey Good Lookin'
  • 2 Boats to Build
  • 3 License to Chill
  • 4 Coast of Carolina
  • 5 Piece of Work
  • 6 Anything Anytime Anywhere
  • 7 Trip Around the Sun
  • 8 Simply Complicated
  • 9 Coastal Confessions
  • 10 Sea of Heartbreak
  • 11 Conky Tonkin'
  • 12 Playin' the Loser Again
  • 13 Window on the World
  • 14 Someone I Used to Love
  • 15 Scarlet Begonias
  • 16 Back to the Island

  • Album Information
    label: RCA Records Label Nashville
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 828766227024
    script: Latin