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Jim Croce – Salon And Saloon lyrics

Sometimes I think about our good old high school days
You would always kid about my adolescent ways
Oh, Mary, Mary, good to see you too
Haven't seen to many of the old crew
The time just flew, and how are you?

Strange we should meet here
Seeing off our friends
It's hard to draw the line between
Beginnings and ends
Oh, Mary, Mary, must you go so soon?
We must be a sight to see
Salon and Saloon
I'll look you up soon
Maybe sing you a tune

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    Jacque Scott
    My husband and I argue about the meaning. We both agree the singer has very deep feelings about Mary and never had the courage to make his feelings known. Because he realized that they were salon and saloon? Is this a funeral? Is Mary dead? And his last chance gone? We've come up with several scenarios, but always with his great love for Mary and his knowledge that it will never be. For us the meaning is at least as much in singer Jim Croce's tone of voice as in the lyrics. The feeling he puts in "Mary, Mary" could break your heart.
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