Can I Have This Dance?

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Jim Lauderdale

A new Hunter/Lauderdale song in 2012.

Moonrise on the Lone Star State of Texas
My darling Hannah Lee, my horse and me
Riding hell for leather if it wrecks us
Across this midnight prairie to the sea

Well long term draft is getting dangerous
No water left to walk on they explain
My throat so dry, it makes me want to cry
And shed a tear or two in lieu of rain

Baby, can I have this dance
Can I have this dance
Baby, would you care to dance with me
Put one little foot behind the other
Say you'll be my lover, Hannah Lee

Cross the Rio Grande down in Brownsville
Leave no trail behind that could be found
Haul up and let a [morris lick come walk will]
Summertime we'll head for higher ground

There's some things that I won't do for money
Though they may be few and far between
Like shoot you in the back 'cause we disagree
Or pay my wages to a Reno slot machine

Baby, can I have this dance
Can I have this dance
Baby, would you care to dance with me
Put one little foot behind the other
Say you'll be my lover, Hannah Lee
Say you'll be my lover, Hannah Lee
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2012 Carolina Moonrise Jim Laudersale

 


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