Tampico Trauma
By: Jimmy Buffett


I must look a mess I must admit

But I have been travelling quite a bit

South of the Border

Where the law and order

Is kept by Federales who just grin

And tell you they just want to be your friend

I left for Tampico last July

I jumped off that boat I almost died

There to greet us

Were pretty senoritas

I swore that I would not go home then

All those lovely ladies were my friends

Whoa, those sweet chiquitas they don't pretend

-- Spoken: "Como esta, Capitain..."

That is all I really want to say

I was thrown out of the country yesterday

See I was, drinkin' double

Causin' lots of trouble

When the man looked in the window of the bar and he grinned

And said, "If you come back we just may not be your friend"

"I don't want to see you 'round here again"

"If you come back next time we may not..." (Hidy ho' boys!)