Waltz With the Captain's Daughter - Cormac McCarthy

    I'd see her ride in the pastures by the road
    Such a look upon her face, I never stopped to say hello
    You can't argue with a woman on horseback
    Leaning on the fence, you feel like a wino at the track

    I worked the mill and I'd see her old man
    Come driving up in his Lincoln
    But, I always I iked him though
    Cause he could talk without looking like he was thinking

    He'd heard I sang like a cowboy
    I said "No, It's more like the country blues"
    He asked me to play at his party
    For some laughs and a little booze

    It was a chance
    For a waltz with the captain's daughter
    A look on the other side

    Everybody was all hands and smiles
    As I came rolling in
    I was pointed towards the bargain scotch
    I shook hands with the Napoleon

    The songs went fine but I was reminded
    Just how much I hated sing-a-longs
    But the brandy had me in a generous mood
    So I just sang union songs

    With that her daddy said a brief goodnight
    He said he'd see me in the morning
    With the radio on and her daddy gone
    It was time to do some exploring

    The talk was of music and where she went to school
    The stupid people in the room
    And with nothing in common but a bad attitude
    We went out beneath the cynical moon

    Oh, a waltz with the captain's daughter
    A look on the other side

    I felt so strange like the cameras were rolling
    I looked for an opening line
    Before I could even open my mouth
    She filled it up with her wine

    I said "Nice moon" and I meant it, too
    She gave a laugh that grew from a giggle
    She grabbed me by the belt and threw me on the ground
    Said "Save your poetry for those jingles!"

    Instrumental

    Stretched out under the summer sky
    Trying to remember my name
    I wondered who had taken who
    I was thankful all the same

    Then I looked for love in her eyes
    I saw there wasn't a chance
    I knew I'd better think some more
    About this business, business of romance

    A waltz with the captain's daughter
    A look on the other side

    I got to work that morning on time
    In my turtleneck and my shades
    I did everything that was asked of me
    And I hid from the boss all day

    You can imagine I felt like some real smart guy
    In the middle of a lame affair
    Caught between these two people
    And not one of them could care

    It was
    A waltz with the captain's daughter
    A look on the other side

    Cormac McCarthy 1984 Frozen Rope Music
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    Marco Giunco
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