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Posted By: Jim Dixon
28-Jan-18 - 03:41 PM
Thread Name: 'Conversation' songs
Subject: Lyr Add: I'LL BE YOUR SAN ANTONE ROSE
David C. Carter mentioned this on 9-May-2011:


I'LL BE YOUR SAN ANTONE ROSE
Written by Susanna Clark
As recorded by Emmylou Harris on "Luxury Liner" (1977)

If they'll play another love song,
If that Miller High Life sign stays dim,
And if you'll keep my glass full of whiskey,
I'll whisper words I wish I'd said to him.

Just ask me to dance all the slow ones.
Hold me close and take me 'cross the floor.
I'll gently lay my head on your shoulder,
And pretend this never happened before.

CHORUS: I don't want to hear a sad story.
We both already know how it goes;
But if tonight you'll be my tall dark stranger,
I'll be your San Antone Rose.

Well, I wish I could tell you I love you,
And I wish that he weren't always on my mind.
If wishes were fast trains to Texas,
Oh, I'd ride and I'd ride; how I'd ride! CHORUS

[Also recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker and Carole King on Walker's album "Too Old to Change" (1979). They make it into a conversation duet by changing some of the pronouns, e.g. "I'll keep your glass full of whiskey" and "I'll be your tall dark stranger".]