Almost Persuaded No.2:Ben Colder
#58 on BB Hot 100 and #6 on BB Hot Country
on MGM Records in 1966.
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Last night I stumbled in to a barroom, I met
a girl with a pint in her purse.
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She was cute as two speckled puppies, and I said,
Ben, you could do worse.
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Then I walked across a room full of tables, walked
across her table, too.
And I flopped myself down in a chair and said, hi,
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She whispered, my name is Mabel, and all I could say,
was hi, there.
(I said, permit me to introduce myself, Ben Colder, here.
She said, it ain't been no colder here than anyplace else.)
I had her almost persuaded..(what happened to the doodle-
doodle-doo?..Piano..Thank you.) to slip..strip herself of
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Almost persuaded, to slip me a drink on the side.
Then we danced and we danced and we danced and we danced.
That is, I thought I was dancin', somebody stepped on my hand.
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Then I looked in her eyes and I saw it, the reflection of my
(And I thought that sure is strange, I ain't even married.
What it was it was my wrist watch.)
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I had her almost persuaded (once more there Argus) to come and
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be my own (almost persuaded) then her boyfriend came and made
me go home.
A Sixties smash from Kraziekhat.