How Important Can It Be?

Words & Music by Bennie Benjamin & George Weiss
Recorded by Joni James, 1955 (#2)

A     F#m            E7  Bm7-5  E7
How important can it be 

       Fdim  Bm7-5   A   D9   A
That I tasted other lips?

          A7               D     Bm7   E7
That was long before you came to me 

         Bm7-5 Fdim      A   D9  A  
With the wonder of your kiss.

A      F#m          E7  Bm7-5  E7
So the story got around 

      Fdim  Bm7-5     A   D9   A
Of an old romance and me

       A7              D   Bm7   E7
But it happened oh so long ago, 

     Bm7-5   Fdim     A   AM7  A7  A7/6  
How important can it be?


D          Cdim         A       F#7
Mine was a young and a foolish heart

D9              E7/6    A  AM7  A7  A7/6
Seeking love at ev'ry turn;

    D       Cdim         A     F#7
But I have grown so much wiser now --

      B7                 E7
Even foolish hearts can learn.

A        F#m            E7  Bm7-5  E7
Let the past just fade away

        Fdim   Bm7-5   A   D9   A
Why get lost in yesterday?

       A7               D       Bm7   E7
The important thing is here and now

        Bm7-5   Fdim     A   D9  A  
And our love is here to stay.

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