From the recording Baker Hotel 1929


Baker Hotel 1929
© 2014 Louise Mosrie
Capo 5
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Baker Hotel 1929
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Rich folks came from miles around
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To heal their ills with the crazy waters
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That came right out the ground.
Mineral Wells northern Texas
Was booming when the country was bust and
Young Virginia’s there in her finest , and
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Dreams of dancing in the courtyard at dusk.
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And the moon on her shoulders
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Soft silvery white
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She’d swoon in the arms of a soldier
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And the band would play all night.
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And love would check in with a sweet heavy sigh
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At the Baker Hotel 1929.
She came from a small sugar farm
Down along the Brazos River.
But she had plans for a grander life
That the Baker could surely deliver.
She took a job cleaning rooms
For Dietrich, Will Rogers and Harlow.
Fell hard for a tall navy captain
Said he’d take her away tomorrow
And the moon on her shoulders
Soft silvery white
She swooned in the arms of her soldier
And the band played all night.
And love checked in with a sweet heavy sigh
At the Baker Hotel 1929.
She woke in the morning alone.
No letter, no reason, no dream.
She walked up to the 7th floor window
And stepped right out as though on the street.
They say you can still hear the music
And smell her rosewater perfume
Though the Baker’s been closed 50 years now, she’s still
Searching for love in those rooms.
And the moon on her shoulders
Cold silvery white
Marooned in a dream of a soldier
As the band plays all night.
Virginia lives here suspended in time
At the Baker Hotel 1929.
The Baker Hotel 1929.