Far Side of the World Guitar Chords by Jimmy Buffett

Far Side of the World Guitar Chords by Jimmy Buffett

Far Side of the World by Jimmy Buffett Guitar, Piano, and Ukulele chords. The chords used – (G) (D) (A) (Bm), Capo – No capo, Key- D

  • Chords used: (G) (D) (A) (Bm)
  • Key: D
  • Capo: No Capo
  • Tempo: 94 BPM

Verse 1

(D) Ramadan is over, (G) the new moon’s showin’ her face
(A) I’m halfway ’round the planet in a (D) most unlikely place
(D) Following my song line past (G) bamboo shacks and shops
(A) Behind a jitney packed like sardines with (G) bananas (A) piled on (D) top

Verse 2

(D) I ran away from politics, it’s (G) too bizarre at home
(A) Away I flew, tuned into blue, maybe Amsterdam or (D) Rome
(D) Awakened by a stewardess with (G) Spain somewhere below
(A) On the threshold of adventure, God, I do love this (D) job so


(D) So while I (G) make my move (D) on the (A) big board (D) game
(D) Up and (G) down that Spanish (D) highway, (A) some things remain the (D) same
(G) Girls meet (D) boys (A) and the boys tease (Bm) girls
(G) I’m headin’ out this (D) morning for the (A) far side of the (G) world

Verse 3

(D) Oh, I believe in song lines, (G) obvious and not
(A) I’d ridden them like camels to some (G) most (A) peculiar (D) spots
(D) They run across the oceans, (G) through mountains and saloons
(A) And tonight out to the desert where I sit atop this (D) dune

Verse 4

(D) I was destined for this vantage point, (G) though it’s so far from the sea
(A) I’ve lived it in the pages of Saint-(D) Exupéry
(D) From Paris to Tunisia, (G) Casablanca to Dakar
(A) I was riding long before I flew through the (G) wind (A) and sand and (D) stars


(G) Cara-(D) van, (A) ride that (D) hump, (G) And Timbuk-(D) tu’s a (A) jillion (D) bumps
(G) Sleeping bags and (D) battle flags are (A) coiled and (Bm) furled, (G) That’s the way (D) you travel to the (A) far side of the (D) world

Verse 5

(D) A sunset framed by lightning bolts (G) burns a lasting memory
(A) And a string of tiny twinkling lights (G) adorn the (D) sausage tree
(D) While the embers from the log fire, (G) they flicker, fly, and twirl
(A) Then drift off toward the cosmos from (G) the far side (A) of the (D) world

Verse 6

(D) Now it’s Christmas and my birthday and (G) so to that extent
(A) The Maasai, not the wise men, are (G) circling (A) my (D) tent
(D) I teach them how to play guitar, (G) they show me how to dance
(G) We have (A) rum from the Caribbean and (G) Burgundy (A) from (D) France

Verse 7

(D) New Year’s Eve in Zanzibar with (G) Babu and his boys
(A) High up on the rooftop, you can (G) relish (A) all the (D) noise
(D) They are dancing on the tables, (G) people bouncing like gazelles
(A) 2-0-0-1 is ushered in with air raid horns and (D) bells


(G) Time to (D) sing, (A) time to (D) dance, (G) Living (D) out my (A) second (D) chance
(G) Cobras and (D) sleeping bags are (A) coiled and (Bm) curled, (G) That’s the way (D) it happens on                                        (A) the far side of the (D) world

Verse 8

(D) Back at home, it’s afternoon, (G) six thousand miles away
(A) It will still be there when I get through (G) attending (A) this (D) soiree
(D) There are jobs and chores and questions (G) and plates I need to twirl
(A) But tonight I’ll take my chances on the (G) far side (A) of the (D) world


(G) Yes, that’s the way (D) it happens on the (A) far side of the (G) world

Song Info & Credits –

  • Artist/Band: Jimmy Buffett
  • Release Date: Mar. 19, 2002
  • Album: Far Side of the World
  • Genre: Pop
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