- Stay all night, stay a little longer,
- Dance all night, dance a little longer,
- Pull off your coat, throw it in the corner,
- Don't see why you can't stay a little longer.
The song consists of a number of unrelated verses, one of which (verse three) comes from an old folk song—"Shinbone Alley":
- You ought to see my Blue Eyed Sally,
- She lives way down on Shinbone Alley.
- Number on the gate, the number on the door,
- The next house over is the grocery store.
Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys recorded it in 1945 and it reached #3 in 1946. Willie Nelson (#22, 1973) and Mel Tillis (#17, 1982) also charted Top 40 hits. The song has been recorded numerous times.