Love For Sale

Album: The New Yorkers (1930)
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  • When the only sound on 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 a wayward town
    That a 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

    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 kind but true 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 saleWriter/s: Cole Porter
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., BMG Rights Management
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Comments: 1

  • Tanya1976 from Los Angeles, CaHauntingly beautiful. The sale and price's quite clear in the lyrics for the merchant and buyer. Ella's version astounds me. Vivian Green's version's a good take on the song.
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