Almost persuaded    (video)    (midi)


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1. Last night, all alone in a bar room,

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    met a girl with a drink in her hand.

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    She had ruby red lips, coal black hair,

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    and eyes that would tempt any man.


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2. Then she came and sat down at my table,

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    and as she placed her soft hand in mine,

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    I found myself wanting to kiss her,

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    for temptation was flowing like wine.


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    And I was almost persuaded, to strip myself of my pride,

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    almost persuaded, to push my conscience aside.


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3. Then we danced and she whispered, "I need you !

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    Take me away from here and be my man."

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    Then I looked into her eyes and I saw it,

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    the reflection of my wedding band.


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    And I was almost persuaded to let strange lips lead me on,

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   almost persuaded, but your sweet love made me stop and go


(orig. = capo 1st; live & midi = no capo)    (David Houston)