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Honey Do

Jimmy Buffett

from the album One Particular Harbor released in 1983

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Lyrics

(capo 6th fret)

Intro

D Dmaj7 B7 You never try to keep the wild ones home G D/F# Em But mister, don't just sit there and wait G A D B7 Go out on the town, making all of the rounds Em A D It don't matter if you're your own date D B7 G A Ahhhh, ahhhh.... Ahhhh, ahhhh.... Ahhhh, ahhhh.... Ahhhh, ahhhh....

Verse

D B7 Vacantly occupied G A Sat on the beach 'til my bodyguard fried Dreaming of your pretty eyes Up in South Carolina I can't pronounce my R's and G's When I'm speaking southernese Em A D B7 G A Honey do, honey come and do me again I've seen your fat cat style Three hundred pounds of jive ass smile Young girls gigglin' all the while That's not my cup of chowder I go for candlelight Cold champagne nearly every night Honey do, a little toast for me and you

Refrain

F# Bm Honey... why couldn't you have taken the non-stop train Em A I'm hungry... and I really want to see you again I know it's getting late Waiter keeps staring at your empty plate Maitre'd keeps telling me "Uh, sir... she's just not coming" Now what the hell does garcon know We've been through all this before Honey do, honey come and do me again (instrumental verse with solo) Honey... why couldn't you have taken the non-stop train I'm hungry... and I really want to see you again Vacantly occupied Sat on the beach 'til my bodyguard fried Dreaming of your pretty eyes Up in South Carolina I can't pronounce my R's and G's When I'm speaking southernese Honey do, honey come and do me again (one more time) Yeah, honey do... honey come and do me again, oh oh oh... Honey do... honey come and do me again

Notes & Tabs

Add Capo to 6th Fret

If you want to play along with the album version of this song -- then add a capo to the 6th fret and use the chords above. The capo isn't required if you're not worried about playing in the same key as the album version.

Guitar Chords Used

Here is how to play the chords used to play this song, as shown above. Note -- these may not match the exact piano chords heard on the album (they're likely very jazzy with strange variations). These chords should do you fine otherwise.

e-|----2-----2-----2-----3-----2-----0-----0----2----2----
B-|----3-----2-----0-----0-----3-----0-----2----2----3----
G-|----2-----2-----2-----0-----2-----0-----2----3----4----
D-|----0-----0-----1-----0-----0-----2-----2----4----4----
A-|----------------2-----2-----0-----2-----0----4----2----
E-|----------------------3-----2-----0----------2---------
       D   Dmaj7   B7    G    D/F#   Em    A    F#   Bm 

Chord Progressions

Intro

"You never try to keep the wild ones home..."
| D . Dmaj7 . | B7 . . . | 
| G . D/F#  . | Em . . . |
"Go out on the town, making all of the rounds..."
| G  . A . | D . B7 . |
| Em . A . | D . .  . |

Verse

"Vacantly occupied, sat on the beach..."
| D . . . | B7 . . . | G . . . | A . . . |
"Honey do, honey come and do me again..."
| Em . . . | A . . . | D . B7 . | G . A . |

Refrain

"Honey, why couldn't you have taken..."
| F# . . . | . . . . | Bm . . . | . . . . |
| Em . . . | . . . . | A  . . . | . . . . |

Song Info

Song: Honey Do
Artist: Jimmy Buffett
Album: One Particular Harbor
Year: 1983
Label: Geffen

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