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Lyrics by: Roger Bowling, Hal Bynum
# Debut Chart
1 Jan '77 Country
5 Mar '77 Hot 100


In a bar in Toledo Across from the depot On a bar stool she took off her ring I thought I'd get closer So I walked on over I sat down and asked her name When the drinks finally hit her She said, I'm no quitter But I finally quit living on dreams I'm hungry for laughter And here ever after I'm after whatever the other life brings In the mirror, I saw him And I closely watched him I thought how he looked out of place He came to the woman Who sat there beside me He had a strange look on his face The big hands were calloused He looked like a mountain For a minute I thought I was dead But he started shaking His big heart was breaking He turned to the woman and said [CHORUS] You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille With four hungry children and a crop in the field I've had some bad times Lived through some sad times But this time, your hurting won't heal You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille

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After he left us I ordered more whiskey I thought how she'd made him look small From the lights of the bar room To a rented hotel room We walked without talking at all She was a beauty But when she came to me She must have thought I'd lost my mind I couldn't hold her cause The words that he told her Kept coming back time after time [repeat CHORUS 2X]


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