Jimmy BuffettThe Perfect Partner

The perfect partner

By: marshall chapman

1982

"when I sang marshalls song, I thought of summer nights at

The beach long ago doing the shag to the drifters records

And wanting desperately to fall in love. I still like to shag to

The drifters."

Look over here theres a girl

Ive never seen her before

Her eyes are lookin straight at you

Across the crowded dance floor

Ooh ooh shes smilin

What a beautiful sight

Oh I got a funny feelin

Shes gonna dance with you tonight

Chorus:

She could be the perfect partner

She can take it in her stride

She wont try to lead or follow

Perfect partner by your side

Ooh you got to take a chance

You got to let somebody move you

It can happen at a dance

If theres a rhythm you can groove to

Ooh here she comes yall

Shes comin straight to me

Shes gonna ask me if I want to dance

Ill just have to wait and see

Chorus:

She could be the perfect partner

She can take it in her stride

She wont have to lead or follow

Perfect partner by my side

The worse thing that can happen is

She steps on your toes

But til you take that first step with her

How will you know, know, know

Chorus:

That she could be the perfect partner

She can take it in her stride

She wont have to lead or follow

Perfect partner by my side

Chorus:

She could be the perfect partner (she could be the perfect partner)

She can take it in her stride (she can take it in her stride)

She wont have to lead or follow (she wont have to lead or follow)

Perfect partner by my side

Ooh ooh ooh ooh

- notes:

Background vocals: timothy b. schmit, harry stinson