A Very Precious Love

Words & Music by Sammy Fain & Paul Francis Webster
Recorded by Doris Day, 1958
From the movie "Marjorie Morningstar"

E A     E7       A       D9     Fdim    A
A very precious love is what you are to me,

   D9           Bm7-5  C#m7-5            F#7   Gdim   Bm
A stairway to a star, a night in Shangri La of ecs - tasy.

D9    E7   Cdim A     D9  Bm7-5  E7  F#7
Lan - terns of gold, lan - terns of blue

B7     Cdim     E               B7         E
Twinkle in the shadows while I dance with you.

E  A    E7      A     D9       Fdim    A
An echo in the wind across the summer lake

   D9               Bm7-5      C#m7-5              F#7
Is saying you should know that lanterns lose their glow

    Gdim        Bm
And hearts can break.

   C#7               F#7            D      Cdim      Bm7-5
So hold me close, my Darling, then kiss me ten - der - ly,

     D9      Bm7-5      A          D9  Edim     E7  E7/6 A
And give your precious love, your very precious love to  me.

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