This Ain’t Duval Street

Yes, I like winter. I like snow. And I like all the activities it offers. However, the extremely COLD temperatures are what I could do without. It’s getting to be that time of year here in the northern latitudes when cabin fever and island fever start running rampant. The first part of February things are still fairly normal, but come the end of the month and the beginning of March…oh boy, that ‘s when the stir craze has really set in.

So what does one do? Hop on a flight to “St. Somewhere”, grin and bear it, continue to enjoy it…or listen to a little Boat Drunks. Enjoy the lyrics and the YouTube video below…that is if your employer allows.


This Ain’t Duval Street
“Walkin’ home from work because my car just wouldn’t start
the way February’s hangin’ on it could break a poor man’s heart
When I saw the lights from Andy’s bar I could swear I heard a bell
next thing I knew I was at the door and I figured “what the hell”
As I stood there shaking off the snow I noticed my toes were numb
but the jukebox was offering Boat Drinks and the bar was serving rum
I picked a stool at the end of the bar and I sat there for awhile
and as I started to take in the atmosphere, I’ll be damned if I didn’t smile

This ain’t Duval Street- It’s just a one-horse town
outside the snow is piling up
and there’s no sign it’s slowin’ down
With some 151 and some island music I’ll lose these winter blues…
this ain’t Duval Street, but I guess it’ll do

The room was filled with Hawaiian shirts and parkas draped over chairs
shark fin hats and bermuda shorts- your regular concert fare
As I sat back and took in the view I was feeling safe and warm
on my one particular barstool no winter could do me harm
The jukebox it was wailin’ and the drinks they sure were strong
someone played “Tin Cup Chalice” and we all just sang along
As I closed my eyes and sang the words I could taste that salty air
my mind was going down A1A like I didn’t have a care

This ain’t Duval Street- It’s just a one-horse town
outside the snow is piling up
and there’s no sign it’s slowin’ down
With some 151 and some island music I’ll lose these winter blues…
this ain’t Duval Street, but I guess it’ll do
Now and then you gotta ask yourself “just what would Jimmy do?”
he’d say “This ain’t Duval Street, but I guess it’ll do.”

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