Jimmy Buffett - One Particular Harbour Lyrics




Ia Ora Te Natura
E Mea Arofa Teie Ao Nei
Ia Ora Te Natura
E Mea Arofa Teie Ao Nei

Nature lives (life to nature)
Have pity for the Earth
(Love the Earth)

I know I don't get there often enough
But God knows I surely try
It's a magic kind of medicine
That no doctor could prescribe

I used to rule my world from a pay phone
And ships out on the sea
But now times are rough
And I got too much stuff
Can't explain the likes of me

But there's this one particular harbour
So far but yet so near
Where I see the days as they fade away
And finally disappear

But now I think about the good times
Down in the Caribbean sunshine
In my younger days I was so bad
Laughin' about all the fun we had

I've seen enough to feel the world spin
Mixin' different oceans meetin' cousins
Listen to the drummers and the night sounds
Listen to the singers make the world go 'round

Ia Ora Te Natura
E Mea Arofa Teie Ao Nei
Ia Ora Te Natura
E Mea Arofa Teie Ao Nei

Lakes below the mountains
Flow into the sea
Like oils applied to canvas
They permeate through me

And there's that one particular harbour
Sheltered from the wind
Where the children play on the shore each day
And all are safe within

Most mysterious calling harbour
So far but yet so near
I can see the day when my hair's full gray
And I finally disappear

Ia Ora Te Natura
E Mea Arofa Teie Ao Nei
Ia Ora Te Natura
E Mea Arofa Teie Ao Nei

Ua Pau Te Maitai No Te Fenua
Re Zai Noa Ra Te Ora O Te Mitie

Bounty of the land is exhausted
But there's still abundance on the sea





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  1. Dale Mentzer

    I use to play bass and back-up vocals for our front man Pat Ryan. Drummer Mike Short, Piano player Eric Larson, Lead guitar Bill Moser. Did lots of JB. Those were the days! Remembering Crosscut Band.

  2. Bunni Armani

    This is my favorite Buffett song.

  3. Magenta Fantasies

    This is one of the only Jimmy Buffett songs where I prefer the studio version to the live version. Not that this version is bad (in fact, it's excellent in its own right) but the background singers can't top the Tahitian choir in the original.

  4. Michael Maricle

    I know he did an actual video for this song but I don't see it here.

  5. nandorawr

    Good song ey

  6. timothy taulbee

    Boaters are everywhere; listening from the swim platform on Brantly Lake, New Mexico.

  7. Steve Anderson

    Great music. Love the ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Offshore is awesome.

  8. Keanu Noga

    Cooks Bay - Moorea!

  9. tommy phil

    And, I thot James n WILLIAM where friends?? Alan Jackson??

  10. Jeffrey Simpkins

    That harbor must be you Poderosa.

  11. Keanu Noga

    Since 1972...been sailing to Jimmy's music and now at 66 years young, it's still my "go to" music!

    Craig Chastain

    So awesome!

  12. Alexandra Carton

    Love this; and I am a little late to the game on this one

  13. Chris Hamilton

    Where is lady Ashanti?!!!

  14. Keanu Noga

    As he sings in this song about that particular harbor on the island of Moorea...I yearn to be back in Tahiti

  15. Marvin the Maniac

    What language is that chorus in??

  16. Wanda Garrett

    Puts me on Island time!

  17. Gigi Drummond

    I ready to find that "one particular harbor" because there's "something about a boat" that means I haven't yet turned completely into one of "the people our parents warned us about." If you really want to find me, I'll be in "margaritaville searching for my long lost shaker of salt."

  18. Kesley Cottrell

    Ahh. I needed that. It's impossible to be in a bad mood with this song. Must be the steel drums.

  19. Ed Jones

    JB got me out of Michigan with Margaritaville, 1977

  20. Angelica S

    It sounds like he is saying my name

  21. Bob Risse

    Let us all be friends and be good to each other. I believe this!

  22. Bob Risse

    This song makes me smile.

    Bob Risse

    Hermosa to Redondo makes me smile as much.

    Bubba 0632

    Bob Risse this song is my childhood

  23. CortxVortx

    -- but not yet!

  24. Scott Stephens

    Frank Bama at his best ~

  25. Michael Stucker

    Wow! A katt from the Redneck Riviera could compose such deep shit! Wild Eyed Southern Boy Brilliance!

  26. Jeff Davis

    Saw Jimmy Buffett 2x back in the 80s. Saw him in 84 at the Syria Mosque [torn down cpl yrs later] in Pittsburgh and at the half Civic Arena [also gone] in Pittsburgh in 86. They opened the roof at the civic arena for Rag top day. Both concerts were well before his popularity took off. He was excellent then. Still excellent today !!! Timothy B Schmitt [ Eagles fame] was his bass player in 86. He coined the term "Parrothead" he also sang "I can't tell you why" actually sounded like the Eagles.

  27. Milton Combs

    Jimmy, is responsible for at least half the trouble I’ve gotten into during my life. The other half I manage myself. Thank you Jimmy, Captainshit

  28. Chris Hamilton

    Coming from Johnny Reb, of Mississippi, speaking of Charlotte Harbor, Florida. In all its complexities.

  29. Mary Goes

    Lindo vídeo da natureza adorei parabéns!

  30. Lilly Lazer

    This reminds so much of my time in Key West..

  31. Diane Sharpes

    Any Parrot Heads here ... I have a Buffet story ... I'm an 'ole gal' ... If you see Jimmy ... ask him about Jimmy from Little Harbour ... ... yea .. one particular harbour ... ...

  32. Bobb Holden

    Minus 4 today...two years from going to my one particular harbor...Permanently..

  33. Glen McTavish

    Turn it around Jimmy Buffett

  34. Keanu Noga

    I'm headed back down to Tahiti - Moorea - and Cooks Bay, where this song talks about - French Polynesia, the real paradise on earth.

  35. Rebecca Brown

    Memories

  36. Keanu Noga

    Special harbor / bay on the island of Moorea - Cooks Bay with the mountain and the hole in its top!

  37. Glenn Payne

    God's Own singer. Love that harbor

  38. Aramis419

    4:04 - “I’ve never seen so many electric jellyfish in all my life!”

  39. Charles Pyatt

    Kind of brings life into Focus there's much more to it than the rat race !!... Dreaming of that heavenly get away... Can't wait!

  40. Keegan VanhoVEN

    Key west Bight Is my One particular harbour

    Lilly Lazer

    Ditto 🌺🌺🕊🐚🏖⛱⛵🌊🌈🌞

  41. Peter Sage

    Ultimate bucket list song. If I knew I were about to kick the bucket, I'd want to be singing this song.

  42. Bruce Wilson

    Jimmy is the benevolent monarch of Margaritaville!

  43. Steven Smith

    Always a part of my life. I finally moved to Florida 3 years ago. Paradise.

  44. Dwight Schrute

    whoever edited this should be promoted

  45. Eric Bolt

    Theeeeee best version, off of Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

  46. Bobbi Meyer

    i love your name!

  47. dave hamilton

    I knew Jimmy when he was a man not a brand.

  48. James Fornili

    Going to Key West... playing this song non-stop

    KoloaKane

    it's the journey not the destination

  49. Bad Cattitude

    I feel the sea calling me back to her salty womb. Mother ocean

    Drea Schuster

    Me too. . . felt it strong!

    Patch Davis

    The distribution of chemicals in the makeup of humans and all living creatures is the exact combination as sea water. Mother Ocean is really the mother of all life on earth. We have not respected and cherished her enough. We have abused and polluted her and we and our progeny will suffer for it..

  50. Linda Spontak

    Hmmm, where's Jimmy? (*cries*)

    Drea Schuster

    Well. . . he is quite the entrepreneur . Just teamed up with a developer and built "Margaritaville" in Daytona. It is AWESOME!

  51. Fred Moore

    There is no refuge to sail to any longer. I did it. The Carib' is fucked. Tourists, robbers and thieves. I know. The 70's were great. Blue water, big ocean rollers, the morning sunrise with the pink, lavender and grey cumulus. It was wonderful!

    Drea Schuster

    YES. . .glad I was there back then as well!

    heightsofsagarmatha

    THERE MUST BE SOMEWHERE COOL THERE STILL!!!

  52. chris Termuhlen

    Is it to late to pack up all my shit and start a new career in the islands

    ahhhhhh

    Never too late, you may think so, but after about 3 months, you'll be wondering why it took you so long. Lots of people down there that were once asking themselves the same question. I'm on my way back.

  53. Maureen Klotz

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  55. Chris Hazelton

    This song reminds me of Orcacoke, NC.  When my boat pulls up to the dock I can hear this song playing in my mind!

  56. FooKinAye

    Jimmy!! Pay my bail!!!!

  57. Richard Martin

    Livin life now as if there is no tomorrow    and   it's five o'clock somewhere.     Broke, work alittle here,  alittle there.    Takin care of the rescue dogs.   Caring for the horses.   Stuck on Jimmy and Alan.   Someone slap me.

    stiffy515

    Saving rescue dogs, you nee a THANK YOU, not a slap!

  58. Nick criks

    Reminds me of when I went to margaritaville last summer! It was an awesome trip. This song was played and I loved it!

  59. April W.

    That one harbor ...

  60. steve DeMarco

    ive seen jimmy 7 times hes the best by far

  61. LENA MCCOY

    Jim, you should come to your Margaritaville in Biloxi. Wife and sons haven't been able to experience true parrothood. :)

  62. Distance Shooter

    Not my video, but Fatu Hiva`s Bay of Virgins is that One Particular Harbor for many Blue Water Sailors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJi8FdOu648&index=31&list=WL

  63. Whirlpool Tub Parts

    Jimmy's best song!!!

  64. Glenn E M

    Seen you over 30 times Jimmy but the last time in Camden MY was awful Summer 2016...
    Still love you man an it's all I play while driving...in Iran Iraq an yes Afghanistan....28 Years U S Navy.....wish I had 1% of you cash LMAO...live LIFE to you fade away just like you have song about but till then rock on my FRIEND as I try to each day ...Love ya

    Pamela Murphy

    30 times.
    Wow.
    Luckily you🐬☀🐬

    Glenn E M

    Ya over 30 from Key West ...San Fran ...LA....VA..MD ...FLA....KS.Gulf Coast...Vegas...NJ...Philly...loved every one ...PLAY ON JIMMY

    Glenn E M

    Thank you for 4all the great times

  65. Richard Barber

    My favorite studio music is to pile on the Buffett and hit 'shuffle'!

  66. allen norton

    Zombies

  67. Don A

    Parrott Headd foreverr!

    Pamela Murphy

    Parrot Head forever.
    Love him

    steven nutaut

    Jimmy Makes Me Smile

  68. Jonathan Jones

    Missin u and the complete angler papa!

    TURD DUCKS

    Jonathan Jones

    SEMPER FI, MARINE!🤘

    ⛧             ⚡/G\⚡             ⛧
                  BLACKSTAR
            LIGHTNING LODGE
                          666

  69. Jim Quinn

    Fat guys make good Shark food...!

    Pamela Murphy

    what????

  70. Daniel Hooper

    So many great memories in this one.

    Nick criks

    Gordon Gibbons yes I can relate

  71. Jimmy Wentz

    Tom pet

  72. Jason Klotz

    H1jcweed

  73. Kent Honea

    Yeah Capt. Ron!

  74. Tim Borden

    Nature lives (life to nature)
    Have pity for the Earth
    (Love the Earth)

    Wild Rover

    Tim Borden
    Did you vote for hillary?

  75. Steven Smith

    Great tune. I love this guy.

  76. Lucie Vandenboss

    amazing love the birds and the idia love and Jimmy Buffett
    thanks
    bey

    Lucie Vandenboss

    Amazing love the idea in the birds oh and you can't forget Jimmy Buffett he is a awesome singer the parrots are amazing too

  77. Garth Stokes

    Devil goes down in Georgia

  78. 1948joan1948

    This video makes me want to disappear. Go to the islands, and listen to the "singers make the world go round".

    Nick criks

    1948joan1948 yup

  79. Ned Mar

    77 Brain-dead nimrods who don't what good music is. Idiots !

  80. Nathan VanDyke

    Ia Ora Te Natura
    E Mea Arofa Teie Ao Nei
    Ia Ora Te Natura
    E Mea Arofa Teie Ao Nei

    Nature lives (life to nature)
    Have pity for the Earth
    (Love the Earth)

    I know I don't get there often enough
    But God knows I surely try
    It's a magic kind of medicine
    That no doctor could prescribe

    I used to rule my world from a pay phone
    And ships out on the sea
    But now times are rough
    And I got too much stuff
    Can't explain the likes of me

    But there's this one particular harbour
    So far but yet so near
    Where I see the days as they fade away
    And finally disappear

    But now I think about the good times
    Down in the Caribbean sunshine
    In my younger days I was so bad
    Laughin' about all the fun we had

    I've seen enough to feel the world spin
    Mixin' different oceans meetin' cousins
    Listen to the drummers and the night sounds
    Listen to the singers make the world go 'round

    Ia Ora Te Natura
    E Mea Arofa Teie Ao Nei
    Ia Ora Te Natura
    E Mea Arofa Teie Ao Nei

    Lakes below the mountains
    Flow into the sea
    Like oils applied to canvas
    They permeate through me

    And there's that one particular harbour
    Sheltered from the wind
    Where the children play on the shore each day
    And all are safe within

    Most mysterious calling harbour
    So far but yet so near
    I can see the day when my hair's full gray
    And I finally disappear

    Ia Ora Te Natura
    E Mea Arofa Teie Ao Nei
    Ia Ora Te Natura
    E Mea Arofa Teie Ao Nei

    Ua Pau Te Maitai No Te Fenua
    Re Zai Noa Ra Te Ora O Te Mitie

    Bounty of the land is exhausted
    But there's still abundance on the sea

    Roky Erickson rocks

    Thank-you, Nathan. Thats a cool post.

    Klunko52

    Nice copy-paste

    Blanca Rowe

    Thanks so much for taking the time to write for us the lyrics!!!❤️

  81. scott maroney

    one of his best songs of all time.

    scott maroney

    love the songs...the pictures are shitty

  82. Jan Delisle

    Great Artist Happy Music My Favorite

  83. Cobie Greven

    the best music coby

  84. The Trumpanzee Hunter

    I always think of Milolili beach,big island(s. of capt cook) when i hear this song. dont know why but i do

  85. Deb Macino

    Luv him

  86. Wanda Pass

    This song was the only one that my husband could walk my son around singing to him that would calm him to sleep. He is now 26 and, of course, loves this song in particular (pun intended).

    Daniel Hooper

    Wanda Pass Love it!

    Benny Natsch

    I'm 26 these days and grew up upon this
    Nothing will be greater than the day my dad gave me his old jimmy vinyl

    Ed Jones

    Wanda Pass Wait, I may be your son!

    tommy phil

    @Ed Jones No, I am wanda's son, NOT you!!!!

  87. Ph9nix7 Rize

    Jimmy!!! Than X!!! for singing me home in my FL retirement. I made it to my 'Particular Harbour.'

  88. Ph9nix7 Rize

    Indeed. I have preaching on my left and Jimmy on my rights! ParrotHead for Life! This music soothed my battered soul and spirit. The Time Is Always Now to Sail to A particular Harbour , Ive gone Incognito Cause Nobody Speaks To The Captain No More anyways. Nobody misses me and I'm finally at Peace with my Blessed Life!!!

    John Tompkins

    Sounds like your in a good place...If you ever need a first mate let me know!

  89. Gary Goodbird

    Saw JImmy in concert back in the day. Eagles had top billing, Jackson Brown cancelled at the last minute and this new guy filled in. The first show in Sacramento they made us drink our beverages before going into the arena. I still say the "mosh pit" was invented that day! Thank you Mr. Buffett!

    Jerry Black

    Gary Goodbird
    Met drunk in gulf shores,Alabama.
    Buffet had a broken leg...lol

  90. william zohlmann

    What an inspiration for me going all around the world and just always dreamed of getting back to my home on the warm beach in southern Florida! God bless!

  91. fatmac905

    gotta get fla !

  92. Maureen Hr

    met him and the band in Moorea back in the 80's

  93. Jo Ollivier

    Jimmy wins....over dock of the bay...Otis

    Ph9nix7 Rize

    Jo Ollivier WoW the first 'disparaging' comment in ParrotHead land. Artists RESPECT each other. We don't compare our work to other artists. Everybody tells their story and we ALL benefit.WE ALL WIN!!!

    tommy phil

    Otis; Really ? Get a BRAIN!!!! u shud b banned!! I think u dont know Roy Orbison??

  94. Steve Burton

    Tahiti awaits us all...if sea-level rise don't drown it. :-(

  95. Stihlmanoutdrsnet Stihlmanoutdrsnet

    What live concert is this from?

    Jimmy Wentz

    Stihlmanoutdrsnet Stihlmanoutdrsne please playtom Patty Tom Petty

    Jimmy Wentz

    Tom petty

  96. Robert Devereaux

    mixin different oceans meeting cousins. Jimmy is#1.

  97. Stephen Lewis

    brings back childhood memories of when i listened to this song with my dad in the car. it was my favorite song of all time

    robert rivard

    My dad and your dad most have been brothers

    Megan Dunbar

    Same here! Driving to/from our boat in Baltimore, I grew up on Jimmy since I was little. Parrothead for life.

  98. Randy Benjamin

    I love Jimmy anyway, but the texture and depth of the Rhythm section, and the female vocalists behind him, make this One Of His Best.

    Ellis Horsechief

    Love his music

    Timothy Fanning

    +Ellis Horsechief Saw him in concert in KC.....What a blast!!

    Stihlmanoutdrsnet Stihlmanoutdrsnet

    +Randy Benjamin What concert is this from?

    Earl Stevenson

    Randy Benjamin 99