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Ben Colder - Almost Persuaded No. 2 Lyrics

Last night I stumbled in to a barroom,
I met a girl with a pint in her purse.
She was cute as two speckled puppies,
And I said, "Ben, you could do worse."

So, I walked across the room full of tables,

I walked across her table too.

And I plopped myself down in a chair,

I said, "Hi there."

She whispered, "My name is Mabel."
And all I could say was, "Hi there."

I said, "Permit me to introduce myself,
Ben Colder, here."
And she said, "It ain't been no colder here,
Than it has anyplace else."

I had her almost persuaded,

Hey, what happened to the doodle-dee-doo?

To slip 1 strip herself of her pride.
Almost persuaded,
To slip me a li'l drink on the side.

Then we danced and we danced,
And we danced and we danced.
That is, I thought we was dancin',
Till somebody stepped on my hand.
Then I looked into her eyes and I saw it,
The reflection of my wedding band.

And I thought, "That sure is strange,
'Cause, I'm not even married!"
What it was was my wrist watch.

I had her almost persuaded,

Once more there Hargus.

Thank you.

To come and be my own.

Smart alec!
(Almost persuaded.)
And then her boyfriend came,
And made me go home.

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