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    A Slow Drag With Josephine

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    A Slow Drag With Josephine
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      About "A Slow Drag With Josephine"

      Lyrics for Elvis Costello - "A Slow Drag With Josephine"

      The snitch, the snoop, the tattletale
      Lead a threadbare up stairs
      Adieu, my little ballyhoo
      You broke my heart in two
      And now I haunt the bars and scent those trite affairs
      She went home to gather her comb
      And caught him unawares

      And there was her man enjoying the lay of the land
      He took a walk in the dark with a dish from the stand
      Girls and their creations
      Tight in the brightest grenadine
      But I'd take all that I've seen
      For a slow drag with Josephine

      Josephine, Josephine
      But I'd trade all that I've seen for a slow drag with Josephine

      Gavotte, garrotes, Cotillions and slow Arabesques
      Drum-rolls and Farandoles were all made in jest
      But when you make that move
      I can't resist
      When will you declare your armistice?

      Josephine, Josephine
      But I'd trade all that I've seen for a slow drag with Josephine

      In another time and place a different fate was cast
      He tried to skeddle-daddle-do
      She might have slapped him
      Just for saying "Grant one more chance before you pass"
      "Then curse the nurse that named me the first or bury me at last"

      And in three-quarter time
      The true and the false
      Dancing the "Hesitation Waltz"
      Then comes the "flirtation"
      And temptation
      Hip, hip hooray
      Listen to what I say
      Then you can take it away

      SONGWRITERS:
      COSTELLO, ELVIS
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