Music, Maestro, PleaseWords & Music by Herb Magidson & Allie Wrubel
Recorded by Frankie Laine, 1961
A7 D D6 Edim F#7 B7 Gdim B7 To - night I mustn't think of her -- music, maestro, please. E7 G G/B A7+5 Tonight, tonight I must forget D9 D A7 A7/9 G G9 G D9 A7+5 Those precious little hours -- no hearts and flow - ers. A7 D D6 Edim F#7 B7 Gdim B7 Just play your lilting melodies -- ragtime, jazztime, swing, Cdim B7 E7 G G/B A7+5 Any old thing to help me ease the pain A7 D D6 G Gm D That sol - i - tude can bring. Bridge: D7 D+5 D7/9 G Em Fdim Am Am7 D7 D+5 G G/F# E7 She used to like waltzes, so please, don't play a waltz. Bm7-5 E7 A F#m D9 E7 Em7 Em7/9 A7+5 She danced de - vine - ly, and I loved her so...there I go. A7 D D6 Edim F#7 B7 Gdim B7 To - night I mustn't think of her -- no more mem - o - ries. G Gm Gdim D D+5 B7 So play -- tonight I must for - get. Em7 A7 A7+5 D9 - D D6 Music, maes - tro, please.
Suggested by recent visitor Gary Cummings. When it was suggested, I had reservations, but did what I always try to do: at least give the song a listen. I was skeptical because Laine, by my recollection, was mainly remembered as a "big voice" singer -- and there weren't all that many of his songs that I cared much for. But I have to confess, I was genuinely (and pleasantly) surprised to hear this one.