Poor Butterfly

Words & Music by John Golden & Raymond Hubbell
Recorded by The Hilltoppers, 1954 (#12)

 D   Cdim        G/E  A7            Gdim      D    DM7       Bm
Poor But - ter - fly     'neath the blossoms wait -ing; 

     D6     F#7                   B7
Poor Butterfly, for she loved him so.

    B7       E7        A9         A7    D         D9     Bm
The moments pass into hours, the hours pass into years,

   Bm7/A   E7sus4              E7   Em7     G/B    A7sus4  A7    
And as she smiles through her tears,    she murmurs low,

 D   Cdim    G/E  A7            Gdim      D      DM7     Bm
"The moon and I       know that he'll be faith - ful;

     D6             F#7          B7
I'm sure he'll come back, by and by.

           Em7                     Gm    D      DM7
But if he don't come back, then I never sigh or cry --

D  Fdim     Em7  A7       G/B   A7     D
I just must die."    Poor But - ter - fly.

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