Boat Drinks

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  • Buffett told the story behind this song: "It was February in Boston, and I was cold and wanted to go home. Rum and tonic was the antifreeze, and the newspaper was full of ads for warmer climates. I was in a place owned by Derek Sanderson, who was a very famous player for the Boston Bruins in the '70s. I came out of the bar and couldn't find a cab except for the one that was running in front of the nearby hotel. There was no driver in it, and I was too cold to care about the consequences. There is an old Navy expression which says, 'Beg forgiveness, not permission.' I hopped in and drove back to my hotel. I did leave the fare on the seat." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Ken - LaSalle, Canada
  • This was released as the B-side to the album's fourth single, "Survive."

Comments: 12

  • Stukka63 from St.augustine.Ive gotta go where there ain’t any snow, where there ain’t any blow.
    This line has nothing to do with the weather.
  • Bubba from FloridaI bought a new refrigerator this year, so what does a parrothead do with the old one before the installers pick it up? You guessed it, I shot six holes in my freezer. Being older and if not wiser than slightly less stupid I wore hearing protection this time.
  • Chuck from South Deerfield, Ma, MaGreat song about the long dark cold winters up in the north. Who among us Parrotheads in the north havent thought about shooting 6 holes in our freezer when we have cabin fever
  • Brian from Cincinnati, Ohone of my all time favorites from jimmy buffett.
    this song never really gets old. its a classic, and when its -20 outside, who woundn't want to just hop on a plane and fly out to key west.
    "I wanna fo where it's warm".we al loveya jimmy
  • Shawn from Athens, Ga"This morning, I shot six shots in my freezer..." A little homage to Edward Abbey ( The Fool's Progress, an honest novel) maybe?
  • Michael from San Diego, Ca"I've gotta go where there ain't any snow, where there ain't any blow 'cause my fin sinks so low, I've gotta go where it's warm!" - my sentiments exactly whenever I'm somewhere chilly!
  • Lou from Scranton, PaI lived in Sarasota before the was an open container law in FL. People frequently stopped at at a bait shop before their dy on the water. Bait shops have a dock, and not only sold bait, but sandwiches, beer 12 packs and wine coolers. They were known as "boat drinks." So whent he band is in the hotel bar asking for boat drinks they're wishing to be home...
  • Alisa from Phoenix, AzI used to live in Laramie, WY and this song was on the juke box at BUD'S Bar, which is a living room down by the RR tacks. Every Friday I would walk in and push 7122 and get my boat drink. Ahhh... the wind and snow could blow, but Buffett made us belive we could all be on a plane to the islands! Later, I found the obscure movie "Things to do in Denver when you're dead" which constantly references "Boat Drinks". Its really a state of mind!
  • Dave from East Greenwich, RiThis song is what gets me through the winter
  • Colin from Glen Rock, Nj"St. Somewhere" Great Quote
  • Evan from Chapel Hill, NcI heard that he wrote this song at Daisy Buchanan's on Newbury Street.
  • Ted from Loveland, CoBackground vocals: deborah mccoll, harry dailey, jimmy buffett
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