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Jimmy Buffett – Life Is Just A Tire Swing lyrics

I remember the smell of the creosote plant,
When we'd have to eat on Easter with my
Crazy old uncle and aunt.
They lived in a big house Ante Bellum style,
And the wind would blow across the old bayou,
And I was a tranquil little child.

Life was just a tire swing.
'Jambalaya' was the only song I could sing.
Blackberry pickin', eatin' fried chicken,
And I never knew a thing about pain.
Life was just a tire swing.

In a few summers my folks packed me off to camp

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    This song is about how good life was in the Miss. Coastal town of Pascagoula in the mid 50s & the 60s (amen!). The creosote plant on the Singing River, emited quite a smell as you rode over the S. Are. Toll bridge that seperates Pascagoula-Gautier(Go-shay). The crazy 'Ole uncle and aunt in the Antebellum house had to be the Gautiers. The house was beautiful, Spanish moss on old oaks, great place for a tire swing! Those trees were everywhere on the coast before Camille & Katrina. This song is full of things that makes a 'Goula girl homesick!
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