"One Particular Harbour" is
a song performed by American popular
music singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett.
It was written by Jimmy
Buffett and Hawaiian-born Tahitian musician Bobby Holcomb
and released as a single
(b/w "Distantly In Love") on MCA
52298 in October 1983.
It was first released on his 1983
album One Particular
and reached #22 on the Billboard Adult
The song begins with lyrics in Tahitian
:The translation given is "Nature
lives (life to nature), Have pity for the Earth, (Love the
It concludes with the same verse plus:Translated as: "Bounty of the
land is exhausted, But there's still abundance on the sea."
"One Particular Harbour" is one of Buffett's more popular songs
with fans, and is played at almost all of his concerts. Recorded
live versions of the song appear on Feeding Frenzy
Live: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
, and the video
Live by the Bay
recordings are included on the 2007 release Live in Anguilla
: once in full concert
mode at the Dune Preserve beach bar and another the day before in
an inpromptu "unplugged" concert on the beach.
It is often performed with extensive steel
played by the Coral Reefer
's pannist Robert Greenidge
- The song title is spelled with the British
spelling harbour even in U.S. releases.