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Tin Cup Chalice

Jimmy Buffett

from the album A1A released in 1974

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Lyrics

Intro

GC/GG (x2)

Verse

C G I wanna go back to the island C D G Where the shrimp boats tie up to the pilin' Em A7 Give me oysters and beer for dinner everyday of the year D D7 And I'll feel fine, I'll feel fine

Chorus

C D G And I----- wanna be there C D Em I wanna go back down and lie beside the sea there C G B7 Em With a tin cup for a chalice, fill it up with good red wine A7 D GC/GG And I'll be chewin' on a honey-suckle vine (intro chords x1) Yeah now, the sun goes slidin' across the water Sailboats they go searchin' for the breeze Salt air it ain't thin, it can stick right to your skin Make you feel fine, makes you feel fine I------- wanna be there I wanna go back down and a-get high by the sea there With a tin cup for the chalice, fill it up with good red wine And I'll be chewin' on a honey-suckle vine Yes and now, you heard my strange proposal So get that pack geared up and let's move I wanna be there before the day tries to steal away And leave us behind, I've made up my mind And I--------- wanna be there I wanna go back down and die beside the sea there With a tin cup for a chalice, fill it up with good red wine And I'll be chewin' on a honey-suckle vine Yeah, with a tin cup for a chalice, fill it up with good red wine And I'll be chewin' on a honey-suckle vine

Notes & Tabs

Chords Used

This song uses these chords. Note that the B7 is perhaps the trickiest part of this song; though I find the open version of it (shown below) is a great version of the B-chord to have in your arsenal. Learn it.

e-|----3-----3-----0----2----0-----2-----3----
B-|----0-----1-----1----3----0-----0-----2----
G-|----0-----0-----0----2----0-----2-----0----
D-|----0-----2-----2----0----2-----1-----2----
A-|----2-----x-----3---------2-----2-----0----
E-|----3-----3---------------0----------------
       G    C/G    C    D    Em    B7    A7 

Intro Riff

A very simple way to emulate the song's intro riff is to play the G and C/G as shown here. Be sure to hammer-on your fingers on the D and B strings, which allows the switch to happen more seamlessly. Many songs can benefit from this flavoring of the G chord.

e-|---3------3---3----3----
B-|---0------0--h1----0----
G-|---0------0---0----0----
D-|---0------0--h2----0----
A-|---2------2---x----2----
E-|---3------3---3----3----
      G         C/G   G 

Chord Progressions

Intro

GC/GG (x2)

Verse

"I wanna go back to the islands..."
| C  . . . | G  . . . | C . D . | G  . . . |
| Em . . . | A7 . . . | D . . . | D7 . . . |

Chorus

"And I------- wanna be there..."
| C . . . | D . . . | G  . . . | . . . . |
| C . . . | D . . . | Em . . . | . . . . |
"With a tin cup for a chalice..."
| C  . . . | . . . . | G . B7 . | Em . . . |
| A7 . . . | D . . . | GC/GG

Song Info

Song: Tin Cup Chalice
Artist: Jimmy Buffett
Album: A1A
Year: 1974
Label: Dunhill

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My name is David Potsiadlo, and I created Songnotes to share my collection of guitar tabs, chords, and lyrics for my favorite songs.

Since I started playing guitar over 10 years ago, I've often been frustrated by the preponderance of mediocre and incomplete song tabs littered across the internet. To combat this, I started keeping my own collection of notes for each song I learn -- always taking the extra time to make sure accuracy and completeness are never compromised. Years later, my collection grew to the point where I knew I had to share it online with fellow aspiring musicians.

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