Angel of the MorningWords & Music by Chip Taylor
Recorded by Merillee Rush & the Turnabouts, 1968 (#7)
Repopularized by Juice Newton, 1981 (#4)
D Em7 A7 There'll be no strings to bind your hands, G A9 D Em7 F#m7 G A9 Not if my love can't bind your heart. D Em7 A7 And there's no need to take a stand, G A9 D Em7 F#m7 G A9 For it was I who chose to start. Em7 A7 A7sus4 A7 I see no need to take me home; Em7 A7 I'm old enough to face the dawn. Refrain: D Bm7 A7 G A7 Just call me angel of the morning, An - gel, D Bm7 A7 G A7 Just touch my cheek before you leave me, ba - by. D Bm7 A7 G A7 Just call me angel of the morning, An - gel, G G/F# Em G/B D Em7 F#m7 G A9 D Em7 A7 G A9 Then slowly turn away from me. D Em7 A7 Maybe the sun's light will be dim G A9 D Em7 F#m7 G A9 And it won't matter an - y - how. D Em7 A7 If morning's echo says we've sinned... G A9 D Em7 F#m7 G A9 Well, it was what I wanted now. Em7 A7 Em7 A7 And if we're the victims of the night, I won't be blinded by light. Repeat Refrain:
Chip Taylor (born James Wesley Voight) is the younger brother of actor Jon Voight. Chip also wrote "Wild Thing", which was a big hit for The Troggs in 1966 and "I Can't Let Go" (co-written with Al Gorgoni), which was a hit for The Hollies (although it didn't chart in the Billboard Top 40 in the United States).