His Favorite Christmas Story

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He met her up in Delaware in 1937
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 She was wearing red lipstick to match her pretty dress
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 December 24th at a quarter till eleven is when he finally gained the
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courage to ask her to dance

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Verse 1:
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It was the night before Christmas, it was love at first sight
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The carolers sang as they danced through the night
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She was a small town girl, he was a traveling guy
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He never caught her name before they said their goodbyes
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 A couple years later he was out on the road
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 Having Christmas dinner in a diner alone
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When he saw a young waitress with a gleam in her eye
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Her favorite day of the year she showed her spirits were high
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She said sir can you shed a little holiday cheer
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 A simple Christmas story was all she wanted to hear
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He looked prepared with a smile as he started to say here's my favorite
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Christmas story about a girl with no name

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Chorus 2:
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 He said I met her up in Delaware in 1937
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 She was wearing red lipstick to match her pretty dress
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 December 24th at a quarter till eleven is when I
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finally gained the courage to ask her to dance

Verse 2:
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Every holiday season as he traveled he'd
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 tell about his Christmas dance
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partner that he never knew well
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He'd share his favorite story with the locals he met
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He was called the Christmas story tellin traveling man

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 By age 53 he had done settled down
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 All the neighborhood kids liked to gather around
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Just to listen to his stories about his life on the road          
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 All he had now were these children he told
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And every Christmas eve they showed up before dark
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He'd tell them all the story but they knew it by heart
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They could quote it word for word, he always told it the same.
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It was his favorite Christmas story called the girl with no name

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Verse 3:
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 Twenty years later as he took his last breath
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It was on a cold Christmas morning on a hospital bed
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The children were grown, he had nobody left
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Except the little old nurse who was holding his hand
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He said Ma'am can you share a little holiday cheer                
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A simple Christmas story was all he wanted to hear
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But his eyes filled with tears at the words that she spoke
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Because his favorite Christmas story was the one that she told

Chorus 3:
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She said I met him up in Delaware in 1937 
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Though I never caught his name he was a traveling man
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December 24th at a quarter till eleven
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I'm so glad he got the courage to ask me to dance.

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