Love at the five and dime

Nanci Griffith


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I finally figured this out right...the version I've been sending out for the past couple years was really lame. Sorry.
I was only able to properly figure this out by recording it on a Macintosh and then slowing it down to half-speed with SoundEdit! 'Twas a royal PAIN, so I hope everyone appreciates it. :)
By the way, this is transcribed from _One_Fair_Summer_Evening_. I don't know if the studio version is any different...
Adam
LOVE AT THE FIVE AND DIME (Nanci Griffith) ------------------------------------------ [Open G tuning (DGDGBD). Capo 3.] [For the verses, see the tab at the end. For the chorus, I'm not sure exactly how to finger the chords. I think it might be like this: G=000000, Am7=x22012, Am7(4)=x20012.] G Gsus2 Rita was sixteen years, hazel eyes and chestnut hair C/G G She really made the Woolworth counter shine G Gsus2 Eddie was a sweet romancer, and a darn good dancer C G They'd waltz the aisles of the five and dime Eddie played the steel guitar, and his mama cried cuz he played in the bars And kept young Rita out late at night So they married up in Abilene, lost a child in Tennessee Still that love survived, 'cause they'd sing
G Am7 Dance a little closer to me, dance a little closer now G Am7(4) Dance a little closer tonight G Am7 Dance a little closer to me, 'cause it's closing time Am7(4) G And love's on sale tonight at this five and dime One of the boys in Eddie's band took a shine to Rita's hands So Eddie ran off with the bass man's wife Oh but he was back by June, singin' a different tune And sportin' miss Rita back by is side. And he sang...
Dance a little closer to me, dance a little closer now Dance a little closer tonight Dance a little closer to me, 'cause it's closing time And love's on sale tonight at this five and dime Eddie traveled with the barroom bands till arthritis took his hands Now he sells insurance on the side Rita's got a house to keep, dimestore novels and a love so sweet They dance to the radio late at night. And they sing:
Dance a little closer to me, dance a little closer now Dance a little closer tonight Dance a little closer to me, hey it's closing time And love's on sale tonight at this five and dime
Rita was sixteen years, hazel eyes and chestnut hair She really made the Woolworth counter shine Eddie was a sweet romancer, and a darn good dancer And they'd waltz the aisles of the five and dime...
TAB:
[Don't forget to tune your guitar to open G.] [The 12 on the middle D string at the end of the sixth measure is optional; sometimes she plays it, sometimes she doesn't.]
G Gsus2 D ----------------|----------------|--------------12|----------------| B ------12------12|------12--------|--10------10----|----------------| G ----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---| D --9-------9-----|--9-------9---12|------12--------|----------------| G 0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------| D ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . C/G G D ----------------|----------------|--------------12|----------------| B ------8-------10|------8---------|----------0-----|----------------| G --9-------9-----|--9-------9-----|----0-------0---|----0-------0---| D ----10------10--|----10--------12|----------------|----------------| G 0-------0-------|0-------0---0---|0-------0-------|0-------0-------| D ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
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LOVE AT THE FIVE AND DIME (Nanci Griffith) ------------------------------------------ [Open G tuning (DGDGBD). Capo 3.] [For the intro and verses, see the tab at the end. For the chorus, I'm not sure exactly how to finger the chords. I think it might be like this: G=000000, Am7=x22012, Am7(4)=x20012.]
G Gsus2 C/G G [intro; repeat as necessary] G Gsus2 Rita was sixteen years, hazel eyes and chestnut hair C/G G She really made the Woolworth counter shine G Gsus2 Eddie was a sweet romancer, and a darn good dancer C/G G They'd waltz the aisles of the five and dime Eddie played the steel guitar, and his mama cried cuz he played in the bars And kept young Rita out late at night So they married up in Abilene, lost a child in Tennessee Still that love survived, 'cause they'd sing
G Am7 Dance a little closer to me, dance a little closer now G Am7(4) Dance a little closer tonight G Am7 Dance a little closer to me, 'cause it's closing time Am7(4) G And love's on sale tonight at this five and dime One of the boys in Eddie's band took a shine to Rita's hands So Eddie ran off with the bass man's wife Oh but he was back by June, singin' a different tune And sportin' miss Rita back by is side. And he sang...
Dance a little closer to me, dance a little closer now Dance a little closer tonight Dance a little closer to me, 'cause it's closing time And love's on sale tonight at this five and dime Eddie traveled with the barroom bands till arthritis took his hands Now he sells insurance on the side Rita's got a house to keep, dimestore novels and a love so sweet They dance to the radio late at night. And they sing:
Dance a little closer to me, dance a little closer now Dance a little closer tonight Dance a little closer to me, hey it's closing time And love's on sale tonight at this five and dime
Rita was sixteen years, hazel eyes and chestnut hair She really made the Woolworth counter shine Eddie was a sweet romancer, and a darn good dancer And they'd waltz the aisles of the five and dime...
TAB:
[Don't forget to tune your guitar to open G.] [The 0 on the high D string at the end of the sixth measure is optional; sometimes she plays it, sometimes she doesn't.] [The 12's on the high D string are probably harmonics; if you can play them that way, do it, but it sounds okay to fret them too.] [This is for the intro; in the verse, I think it's not quite the same, but very similar.] [Thanks to vwhwang@midway.uchicago.edu for suggesting this particular pattern; it's much easier than what I had before.]
G Gsus2 D ------9-------9-|------9-------0-|------0-------12|----------------| B --0-------0-----|--0-------0-----|--10------10----|----------------| G ----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---| D ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| G 0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------| D ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . C/G G D ------5-------7-|------5-------0-|--------------12|----------------| B --5-------5-----|--5-------5-----|----------0-----|----------------| G ----5-------5---|----5-----------|----0-------0---|----0-------0---| D ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| G 0-------0-------|0-------0---0---|0-------0-------|0-------0-------| D ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
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