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THE BALLAD OF HARRY AND ESTHER (HE LOVED HER SO)
©1991 Sally Fingerett, Green Fingers Music, BMI

He met her in college, there in the ballroom
He met her while learning to dance   
He was inwardly awkward and she was outgoing
She seemed to be spinning so fast
Always up tempo, always one step ahead
Again and again she’d say no
He wanted her for his partner, but she moved on with another
But still he loved her so

There in the frat house, now they were seniors
He met her while drinking a beer
He was painfully quiet - she was drunk, loud, and boisterous
Crazy, but they married that year
She was a noisy girl, she railed in high decibels
And he always went with the flow
Then came the babies, she got fat, she went crazy
But still he loved her so

True love, true love,
It’s strong like a diamond, strong like her tears
True love, true love, it’s a mystery - a mystery

There in her bedroom, he opens her window
She’s caught in that season of change
She feels so hopeless, so ugly and fruitless
To him her beauty remains
He sometimes wonders how he ever caught her
He knows that he’ll never let go
But she tries to test him - she will nag and upset him
But still he loves her so

True love, true love,
It’s strong like her diamonds, strong like her fears
True love, true love, it’s a mystery - a mystery

There on the front porch, all alone after supper
He met her just closing her eyes
She passed on before him, the one girl who adored him
She ordered him home one last time
They were always together - she was always demanding
He wasn’t one to say no
He wanted her for his partner, and in that ballroom he joined her
Because he loved her so

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