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I CALL THAT TRUE LOVE (Shel Silverstein) Dr. Hook - 1971 Every mornin' I want you wake up early Cook me a great big T-bone steak Serve it to me in bed, go out on the street and hustle Bring me back all the money you make I want you rub my body with sweet scented oil Cool me with a 'lectric fan Run to the church, fall down on your knees Say, "Lord, I wanna thank you for that man" And I call that true love, true and sweet That ain't the kind o' love I'm gettin' But baby that's the kinda love I need I wanna come home every evenin' to a great big meal Of wine and roasted pheasant I want you say to me, "Ray, hey this is Suzy, this is Kay I brought 'em both home to you for a present" When the man downs the door and finds my stash Want you tell 'em it belong to you And when you're sittin' in slam, tell all the other chickies When they get out they should look me up too I call that true love, true and sweet That ain't the kind o' love I'm gettin' But baby that's the kinda love I need Some guy accuses me of foolin' with his wife Threatens to take me apart Points a gun at me, I want you jump in the middle Take the bullet in your own heart And as you're lyin' on the floor and dyin' I want you to look up at me and say "Hey, Ray, I'm sorry I messed up your rug Just roll my body out o' the way" And I call that true love, true and sweet That ain't the kind o' love I'm gettin' But baby that's the kinda love I need Hollywood calls you on the telephone I want you to turn down the part And when we're a-ballin' baby, ride on top So I never ever strain my heart And I call that true love, true and sweet Now. that ain't the kind o' love I'm gettin' That ain't the .................. FADE (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - March 2017)

    


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