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BLACK DRESS Lyrics and music by Clarence Carter Parks Eydie Gorme with Marty Manning's orchestra and other artists I know you never thought that I would find you out Or see the way you've changed from day to day ... But I just met today the girl who's turned your head about, And now there are some things I'd like to say. When she speaks, the words come out more beautiful than mine And the clothes she wears are oh, so fine ... Probably she gets her hair done each and ev'ry day And gets a manicure from time to time. I guess that black silk dress must rustle softly as you dance, And then, perhaps, you say a funny line ... I can hear soft laughter as she casts a knowing glance And wets her lips a bit to make them shine. Maybe, if the children didn't need so much ... If my closets hung with lovely things, Then you'd be as proud to be with me as her, And there would be some meaning to these rings. But I don't want you feeling that your life has been a waste, And maybe you should have a girl so fine ... But even though the things she does are always in good taste, She could never have a heart as true as mine. (Contributed by Lou Rugani - The Music of the Stars (WLIP) - March 2012)


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