Dancin With Jack

Words and Music by Alan Harkrader

About the Song

I wrote this song after seeing a friend stay longer than usual in a piano bar where I was playing. He normally had a couple of beers and went home early. This night he was drinking Jack Daniel's and dancing with his vivacious wife until late in the evening. The subtle reference to Old No. 7 might slip past some and they might think there is a "brokeback" twist to the song. These people need to get to know Jack.


Lyrics

When he walked into the bar I could tell that his mind was far away
He looked like he'd just been thru hell and today hadn't been his day
He sat down at a table for two and then he just stared off into space
He ordered Old No. 7, shot it down then he wrinkled his face

He did this a time or two or maybe three or four
Then he slowly got up he blinked his eyes and started heading for the door
When some cutie at the bar grabbed his arm and said " ladies choice, let's dance"
He resisted at first but then he acquiesced as he sort of slipped into a trance

Soon he was singing along with the band
He was twirling that girl around with his hands
He was dipping her over and pulling her back
It looked like she was his partner, but he was Dancin' With Jack

They put on quite a show out there on the floor it was reality at its best
Right there without rehearsal he was getting it off his chest
Tomorrow sometime he'll know that somewhere last night he lost track
But right now the day is over and there's nothing like Dancin' With Jack

You can tell him he doesn't know Shakespeare and he'll probably say " you're right"
You can tell him he doesn't know a lot of things but there's a lot of mystery in life
But if you try to tell him he doesn't know Jack you'll probably end up in a fight
Cause after his girl walked all over his heart he was Dancin' With Jack all night

Yea he was singing along with the band
He was twirling that girl around with his hands
He was dipping her over and pulling her back
It looked like she was his partner but he was Dancin' With Jack
Yea he was doing all that cause he was Dancin' With Jack

Cause he was Dancin' With Jack


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