Invitation to the Blues

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Ella Mae Morse

Ella Mae Morse (September 12, 1924 – October 16, 1999), was an American popular singer. Morse blended jazz, country, pop, and R&B. more »

Well, she's up against the register 
An apron and a spatula 
With yesterday's deliveries 
And tickets for bachelors 
She's a moving violation
From her conk down to her shoes 
But she's just an invitation to the blues 

But you feel like Cagney 
And she looks like Rita Hayworth 
At the counter of the Schwab's drugstore 
You wonder if she might be single 
She's a loner, likes to mingle 
Got to be patience, try to pick up a clue
She says how you gonna like 'em
 Medium or scrambled?
Any way is the only way
Be careful not to gamble 
On a guy with a suitcase 
And a ticket getting out here
It's tired bus station 
And an old pair of shoes 
Ain't nothing but an invitation to the blues 

But you can't take your eyes off her
Get another cup of java
And it's just the way she pours it for you
 Joking with the customers 
Oh mercy, Mr. Percy!
 There ain't nothing back in Jersey 
But a broken down jalopy 
Of a man i left behind 
And a dream that i was chasing 
A battle with booze 
An open invitation to the blues 

Ah, but she's had a sugar daddy
And a candy apple caddy 
A bank account and everything  Accustomed to the finer things
He left her for a socialite 
He didn't love her except at night 
And then he's drunk 
And never even told her that he cared 
So she took the registration 
Car keys and her shoes 
Left with an invitation to the blues 

Now there's continental Trailways leaving  Local bus tonight, good evening 
You can have my seat
I'm sticking round here for a while 
Get a room at squire 
The filling station's hiring 
And I can cat here every night
What the hell have I got to lose
Got a crazy sensation
Go or stay, I gotta choose
I'll accept your invitation to the blues



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