How SoonWords & Music by Al Stillman & Henry Mancini
Recorded by Henry Mancini, 1964
Theme from "The Richard Boone Show"
A7 Dsus4 D DM7 D D9 D Em7/6 A How soon the flame of love can die, G A6 A Em7 A7 G/B A7 D Am7 B7 How soon "good night" be - comes "good - bye." Cdim Em7 B7 Cdim B7 Em7/6 Em B+ You're gone now, and life goes on now, Em6 Em7 Cdim B7 Am7 B7 Gm7 Gdim And ev' - ry - thing seems out of tune. A7 Dsus4 D DM7 D D9 D Em7/6 A But time can bring a change of heart, G A6 A Em7 A7 G/B A7 C#m7-5 F#7 And love can make an - oth - er start, B7 G G/F# Fdim Edim D F#m B7 Some - day, you may come back to me to stay, Cdim G G/F# Em7 Gdim D But who can say how soon?
This one is sort of an accidental discovery. I've long been a fan of instrumental recordings, and acquired this one thinking it would be strictly that. It wasn't -- Mancini's "orchestra and chorus" was at work, and I quickly feel in love with the melody. (Searching for other vocal versions lead me to another recording with a similar title.) Though this one probably doesn't qualify as a "standard" (in fact, several of the versions listed at www.allmusic.com