Far Side of the World Karaoke - Jimmy Buffett

This title is a cover of Far Side of the World as made famous by Jimmy Buffett

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The CDG format (also called CD+G or MP3+G) is suitable for most karaoke machines. It includes an MP3 and synchronized lyrics.

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This format is tailored for Windows Media Player which is setup by default on most Windows computers.

This format is suitable for KaraFun Player, a free karaoke software. It allows you to turn on or off the backing vocals, lead vocals, and change the pitch or tempo.

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With backing vocals (with or without vocals in the KFN version)

In the same key as the original: D

Release date: 2002
Genres: Soft Rock, Africa & Islands, Country, In English
Original songwriter: Jimmy Buffett

All files available for download are reproduced tracks, they're not the original music.

Lyrics Far Side of the World

Ramadan is over the new moon's shown her face
I'm halfway round the planet in a most unlikely place
Following my song line past bamboo shacks and shops
Behind a jitney packed like sardines with bananas piled on top
Well I ran away from politics it's too bizarre at home
Away I flew tuned into Blue maybe Amsterdam or Rome
Awakened by a stewardess with Spain somewhere below
On the threshold of adventure
God I do love this job so
So while I make my move on the big board game
Down that Spanish highway some things remain the same
Girls meet boys and the boys tease girls
I'm heading out this morning for the far side of the world
Oh I believe in song lines obvious and not
I've ridden them like camels to some most peculiar spots
They run across the oceans through mountains and saloons
And tonight out to the dessert where I sit atop this dune
I was destined for this vantage point though it's so far from the sea
I've lived it in the pages of Saint-Exupery
From Paris to Tunisia
Casablanca to Dakar
I was riding long before I flew through the wind and sand and stars
Caravan ride that hump and Timbuktu's a jillion bumps
Sleeping bags and battle flags are coiled and furled
That's the way you travel to the far side of the world
A Sunset framed by lightening bolts burns a lasting memory
And a string of tiny twinkling lights adorn the sausage tree
While the embers from the log fire flicker fly and twirl
Then drift off toward the cosmos from the far side of the world
Now it's Christmas and my birthday and so to that extent
The Masai not the wise men are circling my tent
I teach them how to play guitar they show me how to dance
We have rum from the Caribbean and Burgundy from France
New Year's Eve in Zanzibar with Babu and his boys
High up on the rooftop wou can relish all the noise
They are dancing on the tables people bouncing like gazelles
Two O O one is ushered in with air raid horns and bells
Time to sing, time to dance living out my second chance
Cobras and sleeping bags are coiled and curled
That's the way it happens on the far side of the world
Back at home it's afternoon six thousand miles away
It will still be there when I get through attending this soiree
There are jobs and chores and questions and plates I need to twirl
But tonight I'll take my chances on the far side of the world
Yes that's the way it happens on the far side of the world

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