Softly As I Leave YouWords & Music by Hal Shaper & A. de Vita, 1962
Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1964 (#27)
A Bm7 Softly E7 A Bm7 I will leave you softly E7 A For my heart would break D A Bm7 If you should wake and see me go. E7 A Dm7 So I leave you softly G7 C Dm7 Long before you miss me, G7 C F Long before your arms can beg me stay Em7 C G7 A Bm7 For one more hour or one more day. E7 A Dm After all the years E7 F#m F#m7 D I can't bear the tears to fall (First time) F Dm7 E7 A Bm7 E7 So softly as I leave you there. (Last time) F Dm7 E7 A Bm7 So softly, as I leave you there, E7 A Bm7 As I leave you there, E7 A Fdim A As I leave you there.