Dale Allen

Dale Allen

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Country - Contemporary | Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Total Song Plays: 2,906   
Member Since: 2011
   Last Login: 1/13/2020
   Sounds Like: Hank Williams III, Merle Haggard

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Song Description

Man goes to old hangout to "enjoy" different memories every day. The "Mem'ry du Jour" Memory of the day.

Story Behind the Song

Had the phrase "mem'ry du jour" from another song and thought it was strong enough to base a song on. Wanted to write a swing tuen



(Dale Allen/Bill Flowerree/Bob McCormick)

I come back to this same old place
Take a wooden table by the lake
The laminated menu hasn't changed in years
I know exactly what I'll get
To go along with this sunset
I'll season it with the salt from my tears

I'll have the memory du jour
A heart full of ache
A side order of envy
For the man who took my place
I'll get the blues plate special
And then I'll pour
Something to wash down the
Memory du jour

I sit alone out on the deck
Wishing I could resurrect
The nights we danced out on the pier 'til three a.m.
I love her still that's all I know
So I'll wait here in case she shows
But 'til I taste her sweet kiss again


Monday it's the way she laughed
Tuesday it's her photograph
Wednesday I can hear her say, "I love you"
Thursday it's her velvet dress
She wore the Friday that she left
By Sunday there's so many I can't choose

© Little Tin God Music(ASCAP)/ Flinging Buddha Music(BMI)/Lucky Lucy Music(BMI)
All Rights Reserved

Song Length
Country - Traditional, Country - Americana
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Affable, Endearing

Subject Matter
Lost Love, Unrequited Love

Similar Artist
Rodney Crowell
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Dale Allen/Bob McCormick/Bill flowerree
Music Credits Dale Allen/Bob McCormick/Bill Flowerree
Producer Credits Dale Allen/Bob McCormick/Bill Flowerree/Vaugh Lofstead
Publisher Credits Little Tin Go Music/Lucky Lucy Music/Flinging Buddha Music
Performance Credits Ray Barnett
Label Credits Little Tin God