Love at the Five and Dime
Original Artist: Nanci Griffith

Rita was sixteen years
Hazel eyes and chestnut hair
She made the Woolworth counter shine
Eddie was a sweet romancer
And a darn good dancer
They'd waltz the aisles of the Five & Dime
 
Eddie played the steel guitarH
is mama cried 'cause he played in the bars
And kept young Rita out late at night
So they married up in Abilene
Lost a child in Tennessee
But still that love survived

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
'Cause it's closing time
And love's on sale tonight
At the Five & Dime
 
One of the boys in Eddie's band
Took a shine to Rita's hands
So Eddie ran off with the bass man's wife
Oh, but he was back by June
Singin' a different tune
And sportin' miss Rita back by his side

Eddie traveled with the bar room band
'Till arthritis took his hands
Now he sells insurance on the side
Rita's got a house to keep
She writes dimestore novels
Of a love so sweet
They dance to the radio late at night

Rita was sixteen years
Hazel eyes and chestnut hair
She really made the Woolworth counter shine
Eddie was a sweet romancer
And a darn good dancer
They'd waltz the aisles of the Five & Dime