"Wayworn Traveler"
2003 Pokey Records
back to music

Green Chile Love Song

words and music by Kim Townsend
© 2001 (ASCAP)

I like you in the morning and I fancy you at noon
I want you in the evening any time is not too soon
a day without green chile makes me blue
I wrote this little love song for you

I love you in the summer I adore you in the fall
a winter without chile isn’t winter, after all
spring’s not sprung if you’re not in the stew
so here’s my little love song for you

I guess it might seem kinda silly
to be so smitten with a big green chile
I’d swap all the world’s castles and villas
to get green chile and eggs on tortillas

Are you so delicious ‘cause I’ve acquired the taste
or was I born to love you since I’m from the Lone Star state
either way you look at it it’s true
just listen to my love song for you

Tonight I’m cooking up my favorite fare
as long as it’s got chile, I really don’t care
I’d waive my chance to be a lottery winner
just to have a big green chile for dinner

I roast you on the fire peel the skin and pull the stem
gently scrape the seeds out while I hold you like a gem
I drape you ‘cross my burger and as I do
I hum a little love song to you

Now’s the time I’ve waited for you’re perched there on my plate
I pop a beer and take my seat and start to salivate
I take a bite then close my eyes and chew
I sigh a little love song
I sing a little love song to you