"Last Mango In Paris" as written by Jimmy Buffett, Will Jennings, Marshall Chapman and Michael Edward Utley....
I went down to Captain Tony's
To get out of the heat
I heard a voice call out to me
"Son come have a seat"
I had to search my memory
As I looked into those eyes
Our lives changed like the weather
But a legend never dies

[Chorus]
He said I ate the last mango in Paris
I took the last plane out of Saigon
Took the first fast boat to China
And Jimmy there's still so much to be done
I had a third world girl in Buzios
With a pistol in each hand

She always kept me covered
As we moved from land to land
I had a damn good run on Wall Street
With my high fashion model wife
I woke up dry beneath the African sky
Just me and my Swiss Army knife

[Chorus]

We shot the breeze for hours
As the sun fell from the sky
And like the sun he disappeared
Before my very eyes
It was somewhere past dark-thirty
As I went back to the head
I read upon the dingy walls
The words the old man said

[Chorus: x2]


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"Last Mango in Paris" as written by Jimmy Buffett, Will Jennings, Marshall Chapman, Michael Edward Utley

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    General CommentEvery time I hear this song, I think back to drinking pirates punch and thinking about Papa at Capt'n Tony's! Those were the days!
    kenchristianon November 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti have been a little parrot head since i was first able to walk and i used to go to Jimmy Buffett concerts on my daddys shoulders with mi grass skirt and i bet you anything i new the words to more songs at age 5 then most of the adults at the concert, and i was not shy about singing along:] at 15 now, i am happy to say that i still have every song by Jimmy on my iPod and im going to my 12th concert next month. this song has always been one of my faves, its sad that it has kinda slid under the deck, cuz its a greaaat song. its a true buffet anthem just chillin and goin where the wind takes you.
    xox
    uhlyssuh0o0on May 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song alway makes me really sad though lucky. I was raised in the keys and I can see the type of guy he is talking about. Be it the Mayor, The Wizard or another. There were so many people that passed through our lives with tall tales. All of them had lessons for a youngster and the crazy part was most of them were true.

    I think the song is exactly about what it says. An old dog in the corner, callin the youth over for some conversation. Telling stories and sharing the evening and at the end of it all. You take so much away from the table. I have been there, with my grandfathers friends, I have had evenings with the Mayor when I was much younger. And all of it, I could never replace or be more greatful for.

    Those figures in my life will always be legends. Grab for the impossible and it still will never be over.
    alhansonon February 02, 2010   Link

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