Susie Darlin'

Words & Music by Robin Luke
Recorded by Robin Luke, 1958 (#5)


A                  F#m F#m9  F#m   A                  F#m F#m9  F#m
I stood a-watchin' all night long, I stood a-watchin' all night long,

A                  F#m      F#m7   E7       C#
I stood a-watchin' till you went away;

D                  A            E           E7      A     A+
You were a girl of many charms; oh, how I loved you in my arms.

D                              A         E7      D        A
I never thought that you would ever go 'cause I loved you so.



Refrain:

Tacit          E      C#  D               A
Oh, uh, Susie darlin',      I thought you knew; 

                  E          C#  D      E           A
You were all the world to me,   all my dreams come true.


A                F#m F#m9  F#m   A                F#m F#m9  F#m
I stood a-cryin' all night long, I stood a-cryin' all night long,

A               F#m       F#m7    E7  C#
Cryin' wishin' you'd come back to me,

D                    A            
Thinking of all the dreams we knew --

E               E7         A         A+
Now that you're gone they won't come true.

D                  A              E7                D         A
My heart is empty without you -- nothin' there but mis  er  y.



Repeat Refrain:


A                      F#m F#m9  F#m   
Now I stand a-watchin' all night long,

A                  F#m F#m9  F#m   
I stand a-watchin' all night long,

A                     F#m      F#m7    E7       C#
Knowing that life has nothing left for me;

D                     A            E     E7         A      A+
I'll wait around most patiently, hopin' you will return to me.

D                          A         E7        D         A
Till that happy day I will always be watchin' all night long.



Final Refrain:


Tacit          E      C#  D                A
Oh, uh, Susie darlin'.      I thought you knew;

                  E          C#  
You were all the world to me.

D    Bm7-5   E      D9    A
All   my   dreams  come true.


Lyric transcription by Ronald Hontz, chords modified only slightly from those posted on alt.guitar.tab by "Kitch." According to Hontz, the song was inspired by Luke's sister, Susie. Luke dropped out of the music industry and became a Marketing professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk VA and, as of 1998, was teaching at Southwest Missouri State.


 
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