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Love At The Five And Dime


by Nanci Griffith. Buy album CD: The Dust Bowl Symphony [With The London Symphony Orchestra]


Love at the Five and Dime
Rita was sixteen years
Hazel eyes and chestnut hair
She made the Woolworth counter shine
And Eddie was a sweet romancer
And a darn good dancer
And they waltzed the aisles of the five and dime
CHORUS:
And they'd sing
Dance a little closer to me
Hey, dance a little closer now
Dance a little closer tonight
Dance a little closer to me
Hey, it's closing time
And love's on sale
Tonight at this five and dime
verse:
Eddie played the steel guitar
And his mama cried 'cause he played in the bars
And he kept young Rita out late at night
Soon they married up in Abelene
Lost a child in Tennessee
But still that love survived
CHORUS
One of the boys in Eddie's band
Took a shine to Rita's hand
So , Eddie ran off with the bass man's wife
Oh, but he was back by June
Singin' a different tune
Sporting Miss Rita back by his side
CHORUS
Eddie played in the barroom band
'Til arthritis took his hands
Now he sells insurance on the side
And Rita's got her house to keep
She sells dime store novels with a love so sweet
And they dance to the radio late at night and still sing
CHORUS




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Album: The Dust Bowl Symphony [With The London Symphony Orchestra] (1999) Lyrics
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  1. Trouble In The Fields
  2. The Wing And The Wheel
  3. These Days In An Open Book
  4. Love At The Five And Dime
  5. It's A Hard Life Wherever You Go
  6. Late Night Grande Hotel
  7. Tell Me How
  8. Not My Way Home
  9. 1937 Pre-War Kimball
  10. Waiting For Love
  11. Nobody's Angel
  12. Always Will
  13. Drops From The Faucet
  14. Dust Bowl Reprise

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