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Countdown (or, I’ve Got Island Fever)

The countdown to Key West has already begun, but if I have time I will post the lyrics to a few songs to help all of you get into the mood.

Tonight, may I present a selection that is relatively obscure. This song appeared on the soundtrack to the stage play that Jimmy wrote based on Herman Wouk’s novel, “Who’ll Stop the Carnival”. “Island Fever” by Mr. Jimmy Buffett…

I think I’ve got a touch of island fever
I do believe I feel a bit sauteed
This morning I was just some nonbeliever
Tonight I feel I’ve joined a wild crusade

I never thought of life as being breezy
I never thought of time as time to play
I never thought that I could take it easy
But all those feelings changed for me today

Layers and layers of spices and flavors
Are finding their way to my brain
Layers and layers of costumes and players
That make my whole life look insane

Palm trees and views I can’t believe
Why would I ever want to leave?
I think I’ll take my shoes off and go walking
Down beside the Caribbean Sea.
I like the funny sounds of parrots squawking
I think I hear a hammock calling me.

Layers and layers of spices and flavors
Could this be some kind of charade?
Layers and layers of costumes and players
I think I will join the parade

I think I’ve got a touch of island fever…

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