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    Love at the Five and Dime

    Nanci Griffith

     

    Capo 3

     

     

    Intro (x2):

    / G - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - /

    / G/C - - - / - - - - / G - - - / - - - - /

     

    G

    Rita was sixteen years, hazel eyes and chestnut hair

    G/C                                                   G
    she made the Woolworth counter shine

    G                         
    Eddie was a sweet romancer, and a darn good dancer

    G/C                                                         G
    they'd waltz the aisles of the five and dime

     

     

    Chorus:

                      D11                                  Am7
    They'd sing, dance a little closer to me, dance a little closer now

    D11                         Am7
    Dance a little closer tonight

    D11                                  Am7
    Dance a little closer to me, it's closing time

    C/D                      D                                G
    And love's on sale tonight at this five and dime

     

     

    G

    Eddie played the steel guitar and his mama cried 'cuz he played in the bars

    G/C                                                G
    And kept young Rita out late at night

    G                                           
    So they married up in Abilene, lost a child in Tennessee

    G/C
    still that love survived

     

    Chorus

     

    G

    One of the boys in Eddie's band took a shine to Rita's hand

    G/C                                                     G
    so Eddie ran off with the bass man's wife

    G
    Oh but he was back by June and be singin’ a different tune

    G/C                                                G
    And sportin' Miss Rita back by his side

     

    Chorus

     

    G

    Eddie traveled with the barroom bands ‘till arthritis took his hands

    G/C                                           G
    now he sells insurance on the side

    G
    Rita's got a house to keep she writes dime store novels and a love so sweet

    G/C                                               G
    they dance to the radio late at night

     

    Chorus


    Repeat First Verse

     

    C/G                                                      G

    they'd waltz the aisles of the five and dime

    C/G                                                       G
    they'd waltz the aisles of the five and dime


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.