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Nanci Griffith

Love At The Five And Dime (live)(Tabs)

Nanci Griffith

Key: G
Tuning: Open G(capoed at 3rd fret) 

                                                 (0) 
d|-------9-|-------9-|-------9-|-------0-|--------12-| 
b|---0-----|---0-----|---0-----|--10-----|---10------| 
g|-----0---|-----0---|-----0---|-----0---|------0----| 
d|---------|---------|---------|---------|-----------| 
g|-0-------|-0-------|-0-------|?0-------|-0---------| 
d|---------|---------|---------|---------|-----------| 

                              (0) 
d|-------5-------7---0-|-------12-| 
b|---5-------5-----5---|---0------| 
g|-----5---5---5-------|-----0----| 
d|---------------------|----------| 
g|-0-------------------|-0--------| 
d|---------------------|----------| 

(Chorus) 
d|-3---3---3-|-2---2---2-|-0---0---0-|-2---2---2-|-0---0---0-|-2---2---2-| 
b|-3---3---3-|-1---1---1-|-3---3---3-|-1---1---1-|-3---3---3-|-1---1---1-| 
g|-3---3---3-|-0---0---0-|-4---4---4-|-0---0---0-|-4---4---4-|-0---0---0-| 
d|-0---0---0-|-2---2---2-|-4---4---4-|-2---2---2-|-4---4---4-|-2---2---2-| 
g|-2---2---2-|-2---2---2-|-4---4---4-|-2---2---2-|-4---4---4-|-2---2---2-| 
d|-0---0---0-|-0---0---0-|-0---0---0-|-0---0---0-|-0---0---0-|-0---0---0-| 

(Chorus)                                                   *                                    (0) 
d|---------3-|---------3-|---------3-|-------9-------9---|-9-------9-|-------9-|-------9-|-------12-| 
b|-----3-----|-----3-----|-----3-----|---9-------9-----9-|------0----|---0-----|---0-----|---0------| 
g|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----9---9---9-----|-------0---|-----0---|-----0---|-----0----| 
d|-3-----3---|-------3---|-------3---|-------------------|-----------|---------|---------|----------| 
g|---2-------|---2-------|---2-------|-0-----------------|---0-------|-0-------|-0-------|-0--------| 
d|-----------|-----------|-----------|-------------------|-----------|---------|---------|----------| 


Lyrics: 

Rita was sixteen years. 
Hazel eyes and Chestnut hair. 
She made the Woolworth counter shine. 

And Eddy was a sweet romancer. 
And a darn good dancer. 
And they'd waltz the isles of the Five and Dime. 

(Chorus) 
And they'd sing, 
Dance a little closer to me. 
Dance a little closer now. 
Dance a little closer tonight. 
Dance a little closer to me. 
It's closing time and love's on sale tonight at this Five and Dime. 

Eddy played the steel guitar. 
And his mama cried 'cause he played in the bars. 
And he kept young Rita out late at night. 

So they married up in Abilene. 
Lost a child in Tennessee. 
Still that love survived. 

(Chorus) 
'Cause they'd sing, 
Dance a little closer to me. 
Dance a little closer now. 
Dance a little closer tonight. 
Dance a little closer to me. 
Here at closing time and love's on sale tonight at this Five and Dime. 

One of the boys in Eddy's band, 
Took a shine to Rita's hand. 
So Eddy ran off with the bassman's wife. 

Oh, but he was back by June. 
Singin' a different tune. 
Sportin' Miss Rita back by his side. 

(Chorus) 
And he sang, 
Dance a little closer to me. 
Dance a little closer now. 
Dance a little closer tonight. 
Dance a little closer to me. 
It's closing time and love's on sale tonight at this Five and Dime. 

Eddy traveled with the barroom band. 
'Till arthritis took his hands. 
Now he sells insurance on the side. 

And Rita's got her house to keep. 
She writes dime store novels of a love so sweet. 
They dance to the radio late at night. 

(Chorus) 
They still sing, 
Dance a little closer to me. 
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. 

Rita was sixteen years. 
Hazel eyes and Chestnut hair. 
She really made the Woolworth counter shine. 
And Eddy was a sweet romancer. 
They say he was a darn good dancer. 
And they'd waltz the isles of the Five and Dime. 
And they lived a mighty simple life. 
'Cause they waltzed the isles of the Five and Dime. 
And we could all go tomorrow and take a date. 
And we'd waltz the isles of the Five and Dime. 

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 (0) = harmonic 
  *  = She changes her finger position here from holding the 9 with her little finger as part of a chord to 
       holding it with her index finger like in the main part of the song. 
        
       Note the first half of the Chorus is just strumming, but they're non-standard chords with additions, 
       so I tabbed them. 

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