Hit Parade Of Love

Lyrics: Jimmy Martin
Music: Jimmy Martin

Apparently played by Jerry Gracia with Old And In The Way. It does not appear on setlists or tapes, but is mentioned in an article in Rolling Stone in April 1973:

"Marin County's newest bluegrass band, Old and In the Way, was playing at the Lion's Share in San Anselmo, California, and smoothly moving into "The Hit Parade of Love" when Jerry Garcia gave it away: It was their first time out. He had gone into his banjo solo before he realized he wasn't plugged into an amplifier. He grinned and quickly took a long step up to the microphone so the folks in the back could hear."
From what I've been a hearing dear you've really got it made
You've got a lot of fellers on your lover's hit parade
If I can't be your number one I don't know what I'll do
Gonna be plumb up to the top I'm so in love with you

On the hit parade of love I know I'll never stop
I've got a long long way to climb before I reach top
But if I do get there soon I'd really have it made
Then I'll know I'm number one your lover's hit parade

Now it's your heart I'm after 'cause it's so nice and kind
Another one to take your place would sure be hard to find
So put your arms around me dear and be my turtle dove
Then I'll feel like I'm number one on your hit parade of love


Now if we work together like all good lovers should
We can make a go of it everything will turn out good
We will can so much fun we'll really have it made
Then I'll know I'm number one on your lover's hit parade



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