Tin Cup Chalice

Songfacts®:

  • Buffett: "This was my first Key West song. I was running from a bad marriage and a trail of debt, and wound up at the end of America. Nobody cared about either there, and they took the time to applaud the sunset at the end of the day. It was a place for me to hang my hat for a while." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Ken - LaSalle, Canada

Comments: 5

  • Fins from Key WestI play this song everytime I fish the flats around Ballast key.. The best batch of buffett songs were written in key west in the 70s and 80s.. I just heard the latest JB song called down at the la de dah..Makes you think how things always go full circle. Thanks JB for all these songs..they are timeless.
  • Scott from Grand Rapids, MiStill like "Bubbas" old stuff the best (White Sport Coat, AIA, etc). The Packard belonged to Jerry Jeff walker who first took Jimmy to south Fla in the early 70's - Cocunut Grove. I believe Rick wakeman of Yes fame bought the car in an auction. Apparently Rick was a Jerry Jeff fan, - Who isn't?
  • Laurie from Smiths Grove, Kyjimmy buffett is a god!
  • Darrell from Eugene, United StatesReferring to the line about the Packard:
    The Packard automobile was first built in 1901, and production of "real" Packards continued until 1956, when the cars were nothing more than Studebaker automobiles with Packard-style taillights and grilles. The last Packards were, in my opinion, the ugliest cars of the 1950s, and they make an AMC Pacer or a Pontiac Aztek look good in comparison. Packards were thought of as being as good as the Cadillac, the Chrysler Imperial, the Lincoln and even the Rolls Royce.
  • Calen from Lake Forest Park, WaThis is Jimmy's greatest song.
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