Slow Down

Words & Music by Red Evans
Recorded by Nat King Cole, 194

D   D6     D  E7-9
Say sis - ter, oh sister, 
G            Em7      Cdim A7
You've been traveling too fast;
D   D6  D   E7-9
I warn you, yes, warn you -- 
G        Em7 Bm7-5     A7
Say how long  will it last?

      A7+5    D6      G  Gdim  D
You'd better slow down 
   G        Edim   D6
Before there is a showdown,
             B7     E7-9   A7
Or else our love is gonna break down
G  Em7 Edim   D6        G E7-9  A7
If you don't slow down.

    A7+5       D6      G  Gdim  D
Ba - by, I've told you -- 
  G      Edim   D6
I do not wanna scold you.
       B7              E7-9   A7
These arms of mine just wanna hold you
   G  Em7 Edim  D6   G6   D     
Until you slow down.

    D7    G5
You see a handsome face, 
     G   G5    Fdim           Edim    D        DM7  D7
Then you for - get your place here beside me;
      D7    G5                         Fdim
While all I do is pray that there will come a day
     Edim    A7   Cdim   A7
When you're free, free, free 

A7+5 D6      G  Gdim  D
 To love me,  
   G     Edim    D6
No other loves above me;
       B7                 E7-9     A7
Sweetheart, you know that you can have me
G  Em7 Edim  D6   
If you slow down.

*Requested by recent visitor Mark Stoppel

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