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Love For Sale, song lyrics

Song: Love For Sale
Lyrics: Cole Porter(1) (3)

Music: Cole Porter
Year: 1930(2) (3)
Genre: Musical Theatre
Country: USA


When the only sound in the empty street,
Is the heavy tread of the heavy feet,
That belong to a lonesome cop, I open shop.

When the moon so long has been gazing down,
On the wayward ways of this wayward town,
That her smile becomes a smirk, I go to work.

Love for sale, appetizing young love for sale;
Love that's fresh and still unspoiled;
Love that's only slightly soiled, love for sale.
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Who will buy? Who would like to sample my supply?
Who's prepared to pay the price, for a trip to paradise?
Love for sale.

Let the poets pipe of love in their childish way,
I know every type of love better far than they,
If you want the thrill of love, I've been through the mill of love,
Old love, new love every love but true love.

Love for sale, appetizing young love for sale;
If you want to buy my wares follow me and climb the stairs,
Love for sale.
This song was originally posted on protestsonglyrics.net
Let the poets pipe of love in their childish way,
I know every type of love better far than they,
If you want the thrill of love, I've been through the mill of love,
Old love, new love every love but true love.

Love for sale, appetizing young love for sale;
If you want to buy my wares follow me and climb the stairs,
Love for sale, love for sale, love for sale.


Notes:

1 - Cole Albert Porter (1891 - 1964) biography from the Songwriters Hall of Fame

2 - From the Cole Porter musical, The New Yorkers.

3 - American History in Song: Lyrics from 1900 to 1945, by Diane Holloway, p.281