Whelan's Barroom (traditional/lyrics by Gillian Welch, adapted from Barroom Girls)

Oh the night came undone like a party dress
And fell at her feet in a beautiful mess
The smoke and the whiskey came home in her curls
And they crept through the dreams of the barroom girls

Well she tosses and turns 'cause the sun is unkind
And the heat of the day is coming in through the blinds
Leave all the blue skies for the rest of the world
Because the neon will shine for the barroom girls

Oh the barroom girls go by your side
Like the ponies you pass on a carousel ride
And all of the colors go 'round in a swirl
When you dance in the arms of the barroom girls

Now she rolls to her feet, she can't sleep no more
And looks at her clothes lying out on the floor
Last night's spangles and yesterday's pearls
Are the bright morning stars of the barroom girls
Last night's spangles and yesterday's pearls
Are the bright morning stars of the barroom girls.