Walk Away ReneeWords & Music by Bob Calilli, Michael (Brown) Lookofsky & Tony Sansone
Recorded by The Left Banke, 1966 (#5)
A E/G# Em/G Bm/F# And when I see the sign that points one way, Fdim A A9 A AM7 D C#m7-5 B7 The lot we used to pass by ev' ry day, Refrain: A F#m Just walk away Renee, D A E You won't see me follow you back home. A F#m D AM7 F#m The empty sidewalks on my block are not the same -- D Bm7-5 A You're not to blame. A E/G# Em/G Bm/F# From deep inside the tears that I'm forced to cry, Fdim A A9 A AM7 D C#m7-5 B7 From deep inside the pain that I chose to hide, Repeat Refrain: (Instrumental Interlude) | F#m | F+ | F#m | D#m7-5 | Fdim | A/C# | D | B7 | Repeat Refrain: A E/G# Em/G Bm/F# Your name and mine inside a heart upon a wall Fdim A A9 A AM7 D C#m7-5 B7 Still finds a way to haunt me, though they're so small. Repeat Refrain:
Most of this arrangement -- including all the instrumental interlude -- is taken almost intact from the version posted by the late Andrew Rogers in his collection Andrew's Ace 60s Tabs. Most often, if I play this, I use an instrumental verse in its place. The songs written by Michael Brown (real name Michael Lookofsky) and recorded by the short-lived group The Left Banke were a radical departure from the musical norms of the mid 60s. The rich and intricate harmonies were echoed by other groups such as The Association, The Mamas And The Papas, Spanky & Our Gang and others which followed them -- but all these lacked the classically-inspired instrumentation that set The Left Banke's work apart.