He Went To Paris - Jimmy Buffet (1973)
For all of his boats, beaches and bars, it is Jimmy Buffet's ballads that bring me back to his discography again and again. This seminal recording is quite simply the finest song he ever wrote, a true tale of a Spanish Civil War Veteran Jimmy met in Chicago. Play this song for any Parrot Head detractor and watch their mouths drop in stunned silence before you. Even Dylan says its one of his favorite songs. Who are we to resist?
Waylon, we miss ya buddy!