Song: Love In The First Degree

Band: Alabama
Composed By: Jim Hunt, Tim DuBois

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																				"Love In The First Degree"
   
 



    
 

Capo 1st Fret

1st Verse:
  G                                    D

I once thought of love as a prison,
    C                            G

A place I didn't want to be,
Am                    G

So long ago, I made a decision
         Am                         D

To be footloose and fancy-free.
      G                               D

But you came and I was so tempted,
     C                                 G

To gamble on love just one time,
   Am                G

I never thought, I would get caught,
    Am                              D

It seemed like the perfect crime.

Chorus:
C                          G

Baby you left me defenseless,
C                       G

I've only got one plea,
Am                     G

Lock me away, inside of your love,
       Am                  D

And throw away the key.
      C

I'm guilty,
    D                        G

Of love in the first degree.

2nd Verse:
G                                 D

I thought it would be so simple,
          C                       
Like a thousand times before,
     Am                               G

I'd take what I wanted, and just walk away,
        Am                         D

But I never made it to the door.
       G                                  D

Now babe I'm not begging for mercy,
       C                                      G

Go ahead and throw the book at me,
   Am                          G

If loving you's a crime, I know that I'm
     Am                        D

As guilty as a man can be.

(Repeat Chorus)
         C                G

Tag:  Love in the first degree.

(Alternate between Chorus and Tags and fade out)

View Just Lyrics...

I once thought of love as a prison
a place I didn't want to be
So long ago, I made a decision
to be footloose and fancy-free

But you came and I was so tempted
to gamble on love just one time
I never thought, that I would get caught
It seemed like the perfect crime

[Chorus:]
Baby you left me defense-less
I've only got one plea
Lock me away, inside of your love
and throw away the key
I'm guilty...of love in the first degree

I thought it would be so simple
like a thousand times before
I'd take what I wanted, and just walk away
but I never made it to the door

Now babe I'm not beggin' for mercy
go ahead and throw the book at me
If lovin' you's a crime
I know that I'm as guilty as a man can be

[Chorus]

Love in the first degree (oh-oh yeah)
Love in the first degree
Oh Yeeeaaaah!

[Chorus]

View Albums that This Song Appears On...

  • Alabama

    Label: RCA

    Release Date: 1980

    Moods: Amiable/Good-Natured, Earnest, Reflective, Romantic, Sentimental, Slick, Sweet, Wistful

    Styles: Country-Pop, Urban Cowboy, Contemporary Country

    Themes: In Love, Introspection, Sunday Afternoon

  • Feels So Right

    Genre: Country Label: BMG Special Products Song Duration on Album: 3:19 Album Duration: 34:59

    Release Date: 1981

    Moods: Amiable/Good-Natured, Refined, Earnest, Sentimental, Reflective, Romantic, Slick, Sweet, Wistful, Gentle

    Styles: Contemporary Country, Country-Pop

  • Greatest Hits [RCA]

    Genre: Country Label: RCA Song Duration on Album: 3:17 Album Duration: 48:21

    Release Date: 1986

    Moods: Reflective, Slick, Wistful, Rousing, Amiable/Good-Natured, Cheerful, Earnest, Refined, Sentimental, Sweet, Laid-Back/Mellow, Poignant, Romantic

    Styles: Urban Cowboy, Contemporary Country, Country-Pop, Country-Rock

    Themes: Drinking, Playful, TGIF

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