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Jimmy Buffett mentions many locations in his songs. Can you match the location to the song that it is mentioned in? This quiz refers to the studio recording and not one of the live versions.

A multiple-choice quiz by Ctvega. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Ctvega
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
383,732
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
218
Last 3 plays: Guest 138 (4/10), KaratPA (7/10), Guest 162 (4/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. In which song does Mr Buffett mention rolling in the sand in Montserrat? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In which song does Mr Buffett mention that he does not want to land in San Diego? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In which song did Jimmy Buffett conclude some business in Aruba? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In which song did Mr Buffett sing about it being midnight in Mobile? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which song has Mr Buffett wondering about storms around New Orleans? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which song has Jimmy Buffett's uncle headed to Mississippi? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Why on Earth would Jimmy be worried about the Middle East? The name of this song will tell you. Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which song suggests that we sail to Shanghai in a leaky boat? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In which song are we introduced to a murder victim from Miami? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which song has us leaving Saigon by plane? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In which song does Mr Buffett mention rolling in the sand in Montserrat?

Answer: Fins

"Maybe roll in the sand with a rock and roll man, somewhere down Montserrat way..." Originally released on the album "Volcano" in 1979. Montserrat is a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean. From 1979 to 1989 it was home to a recording studio popular with musicians, such as Jimmy, that wanted to enjoy the Caribbean weather while recording. Hurricane Hugo destroyed the studio in 1989 and it was never rebuilt.

In 1995, Soufriere Hills Volcano erupted, after being dormant for centuries, covering Plymouth, the island's capitol, with a pyroclastic flow.
2. In which song does Mr Buffett mention that he does not want to land in San Diego?

Answer: Volcano

"Don't want to land no San Diego." "Volcano" was recorded in 1979 at AIR Studios on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. The song was written about the then dormant Soufrier Hills Volcano. After this volcano erupted in 1995, Jimmy, along with several other artists that have recorded at AIR studios, have held benefit concerts to raise money to help the people of Montserrat recover from the eruption.
3. In which song did Jimmy Buffett conclude some business in Aruba?

Answer: African Friend

"Business in Aruba concluded, He now had a little money to spend, That's how I came to meet my African friend." Originally released in 1978 as part of the album "Son Of A Son Of A Sailor". Jimmy has said that "for the amount of s**t that the Haitian people have had to endure over the centuries, they are the warmest and friendliest people I have come across in my travels".

This song was written after Jimmy had a long night in a casino in Port-Au-Prince.
4. In which song did Mr Buffett sing about it being midnight in Mobile?

Answer: Stars on the Water

"When it midnight down in Mobile, Shinin' moonbeams on the bay, They come from miles around to dance the jukebox down". Released on the "One Particular Harbor" album in 1983, this song was written by Rodney Crowell. It describes the many little honky tonks that populate the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
5. Which song has Mr Buffett wondering about storms around New Orleans?

Answer: Biloxi

"The boy will fill his pail with salty water and the storms will blow from off toward New Orleans" Biloxi was originally released on the "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes" album in 1977. Jimmy has said that he got his start playing in a bar named Trader John's in Biloxi, MS. This bar was destroyed during hurricane Camille.
6. Which song has Jimmy Buffett's uncle headed to Mississippi?

Answer: The Pascagoula Run

"Billy pulled in in a Jaguar, red convertible sixty-five. Headed home to Mississippi..." This song was inspired by Billy Buffett, Jimmy's uncle, that he refers to as his "best worst influence". It was released on the 1989 album "Off To See The Lizard".
7. Why on Earth would Jimmy be worried about the Middle East? The name of this song will tell you.

Answer: A Lot To Drink About

"Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, we got a lot to drink about" Released in 2009 on the "Buffett Hotel" album, Jimmy draws a parallel between today's worries and the worries about nuclear war in the 1950's.
8. Which song suggests that we sail to Shanghai in a leaky boat?

Answer: We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us About

"Hey, Hey, Gardner McKay, take us on the leaky Tiki with you. Clear skies, bound for Shanghai sailin' on the ocean blue" This song was released in 1983 as a number on the "One Particular Harbor" album. Gardner McKay is an actor who starred in a television series called "Adventures In Paradise".

He played the captain of the schooner Tiki II, which sailed upon the South Pacific in search of adventure.
9. In which song are we introduced to a murder victim from Miami?

Answer: Cuban Crime of Passion

"Billy Voltaire was a piano player up from Miami way". This song was released as a part of 1973's "A White Sport Coat & Pink Crustacean". Back in his early Key West days, he said that he was inspired by a newspaper article in the "Miami Herald". A murder had occurred in Hialeah that involved a love triangle gone bad. The newspaper article was entitled "A Cuban Crime Of Passsion".
10. Which song has us leaving Saigon by plane?

Answer: Last Mango In Paris

"I ate the last mango in Paris. Took the last plane out of Saigon" "Last Mango In Paris" was released on the album of the same name in 1985 and has been said to be a play on the title of "Last Tango in Paris", a 1972 movie. The song was based on the tales told to Jimmy by Tony Tarracino, a well known Key West bar owner. Captain Tony's Saloon is where Jimmy got his start in Key West and has said that he was frequently paid in tequila.
Source: Author Ctvega

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