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A Singing Pirate



A Singing Pirate
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 3 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.22

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    best-sellers, Cheesburger, easy-going, listeners, Parrotheads, sold-out, successful, hurricane, well-known, lawn, flying, case, musical, along, public, between
     content words:    Jimmy Buffett, Jimmy Buffet, Mobile Bay, In Nashville, Key West, Coral Reefers, Jolly Mon, Trouble Dolls, Manatee Club, Wrigley Field
A Singing Pirate

By Jody Williams
1     "Cheesburger in Paradise" is a well-known song. It is just one of many songs written by Jimmy Buffett. In 1976, Jimmy Buffet performed his first concert. Fans loved him. They became known as "Parrotheads." His fans are found all over the world.
 
2     Jimmy Buffett was born on December 25, 1946. He was born in Mississippi. He grew up along the shore of Mobile Bay. In 1964, he graduated from high school. He went to college. He earned a degree in history. After college, he moved to Nashville. He worked for Billboard magazine. It is a music magazine.
 
3     Jimmy Buffett always liked music. In Nashville, he became a country singer. In 1970, he recorded his first album. Jimmy would often play in public places. Tickets were not sold. Listeners put money in a jar or his guitar case. He did this so that people would get to know his music.

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