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His Favorite Christmas Story  Capital Lights

He me[A]t her up in Delaware in [D]193[E]7
[A]She was wearing red lipstick to m[D]atch her pretty dre[E]ss
[A]December 24th at a qu[D]arter till ele[E]ven is when he[A] finally gained the
courage to a[E]sk her to dance

A D E (4X)

Verse 1:
It was the ni[A]ght before Christmas, it was l[D]ove at first si[E]ght
The caro[A]lers sang as they da[D]nced through the ni[E]ght
She was a s[A]mall town girl, he was a t[D]raveling [E]guy
He never ca[A]ught her name before they s[D]aid their goodbye[E]s
[A]A couple years later he was o[D]ut on the ro[E]ad
[A]Having Christmas dinner in a d[D]iner al[E]one
When he s[A]aw a young waitress with a g[D]leam in her e[E]ye
Her favorite [A]day of the year she showed her [D]spirits were h[E]igh
She said [D]sir can you shed a little [A]holiday c[E]heer
[A]A simple Christmas story was all she w[D]anted to h[E]ear
He looked prep[A]ared with a smile as he st[D]arted to s[E]ay here’s my fa[A]vorite
Christmas story about a g[E]irl with no name

[A]     [E]    [A]                           
Chorus 2:
[A]He said I met her up in Delaware in [D]193[E]7
[A]She was wearing red lipstick to m[D]atch her pretty d[E]ress
[A]December 24th at a qu[D]arter till el[E]even is when[A] I
finally gained the courage to a[E]sk her to d[A]ance

Verse 2:
Every h[A]oliday season as he tra[D]veled he’d
[E]tell about his C[A]hristmas dance
partner that he n[D]ever knew we[E]ll
He’d sh[A]are his favorite story with the l[D]ocals he m[E]et
He was ca[A]lled the Christmas story tellin t[E]raveling m[A]an

[A]     [E]    [A]                            
[A]By age 53 he had d[D]one settled d[E]own
[A]All the neighborhood kids liked to g[D]ather aroun[E]d
Just to liste[A]n to his stories about his life on the [D]road         [E]
[A]All he had now were these ch[E]ildren he t[A]old
And ev[D]ery Christmas eve they showed[A] up before [E]dark
H[A]e’d tell them all the story but th[D]ey knew it b[E]y heart
They could q[A]uote it word for word, he alwa[D]ys told it [E]the same.
It was his favorite Chr[A]istmas story called the g[E]irl with no name

Chorus 2

A E A (3X) E E

Verse 3:
[A]Twenty years later as he [D]took his last [E]breath
It was on a c[A]old Christmas morning on a [D]hospital [E]bed
The chi[A]ldren were grown, he ha[D]d nobody [E]left
Except the li[A]ttle old nurse who was ho[E]lding his hand
He said Ma’am ca[D]n you share a little holiday cheer     [A]          [E]
A si[A]mple Christmas story was all he w[D]anted [E]to hear
But his e[A]yes filled with tears at the w[D]ords that s[E]he spoke
Because his favorite C[A]hristmas story was th[E]e one that she told

Chorus 3:
She said I m[A]et him up in Delaware in [D]1937[E]
Though I n[A]ever caught his name he was [D]a travelin[E]g man
Dec[A]ember 24th at a qu[D]arter t[E]ill eleven
I’m so g[A]lad he got the courage [E]to ask me t[A]o dance.

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