Who Sang Tampico Trauma? Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes cover art
release date: 1977-1
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Soft Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:38
composer: Jimmy Buffett
lyricist: Jimmy Buffett
I must look a mess I must admit
But I have been travelling quite a bit
South of the Border
Where the law and order
Is kept by Federales who just grin
And tell you they just want to be your friend

I left for Tampico last July
I jumped off that boat I almost died
There to greet us
Were pretty senoritas
I swore that I would not go home then
All those lovely ladies were my friends
Whoa, those sweet chiquitas they don't pretend

-- Spoken: "Como esta, Capitain..."

That is all I really want to say
I was thrown out of the country yesterday
See I was, drinkin' double
Causin' lots of trouble
When the man looked in the window of the bar and he grinned
And said, "If you come back we just may not be your friend"
"I don't want to see you 'round here again"
"If you come back next time we may not pretend" (Hidy ho' boys!)

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes
  • 2 Wonder Why We Ever Go Home
  • 3 Banana Republics
  • 4 Tampico Trauma
  • 5 Lovely Cruise
  • 6 Margaritaville
  • 7 In the Shelter
  • 8 Miss You So Badly
  • 9 Biloxi
  • 10 Landfall