e|--5--5--5--3--5----------7--7--7--7--5--3--2
B|--7--7--7--5--7----2x----8--8--8--8--7--5--3
G|-------------------------------------------2
D|-------------------------------------------0
A|-------------------------------------------x
E|-------------------------------------------x
D
Nibblin on sponge cake, Watchin the sun bake
                                   A
all of those tourists covered with oil
A
strummin my six string, on my front porch swing
A7                                      D
smell those shrimp they're beginning to boil

G          A                 D
  Wastin' away again in Margaritaville
G              A                 D
  searchin for my lost jigger of salt
G             A                    D A      G
  some people claim that there's a woman to blame
      A7                  D
but I know  It's nobody's fault

D
Don't know the reason, stayed here all season,
                                     A
Nothin' to show but this brand new tattoo.
A
But it's a real beauty, a Mexican cutie,
A7                            D
  How it got here I haven't a clue.

G          A                 D
  Wastin' Away again in Margaritaville
G              A                  D
  Searching for my lost jigger of salt
G             A                    D A      G
  Some people claim that there's a woman to blame
      A7                          D
now I think,  hell it could be my fault.
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D
I blew out my flip flops, stepped on a pop-top,
                                   A
Cut my heel, had to cruise on back home.
A
But there's booze in the blender and soon it will render,
A7                                          D
  That frozen concoction that helps me hang on.

G        A             D
  Wastin away again in Margaritaville,
G                  A               D
  Searchin' for my lost jigger of salt.
G             A                    D A      G
  Some people claim that there's a woman to blame,
      A7                    D
But I know it's my own damn fault.
G             A                    D A      G
  Some people claim that there's a woman to blame,
      A7                    D
But I know it's my own damn fault.