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Writer(s): hal shaper - antonio devita - giorgio calabrese

Softly, I will leave you softly
For my heart would break if you should wake and see me go
So I leave you softly, long before you miss me
Long before your arms can beg me stay
For one more hour or one more day
After all the years, I can't bear the tears to fall
So, softly as I leave you there

(softly, long before you kiss me)
(long before your arms can beg me stay)
(for one more hour) or one more day
After all the years, I can't bear the tears to fall
So, softly as I leave you there
As I leave I you there
As I leave I you there



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    UnregisteredMar 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm
    I know the song is fron the 40s but i sing it today to people returning or leaving for the middle east and it has great meaning to young couples who have never hears to lyrics
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    UnregisteredFeb 8, 2012 at 4:39 am
    He loves his wife of many years and can't stand to see her cry, so
    He is sneaking out in the night to be with his new love. Thinking,
    Of course, that if she can't actually see him leaving, it won't be
    So hard on her, and he won't have to admit what a heel he really is. Or
    It could mean the man is dying and wants to spare his wife the trauma of watching him die. Whatever?it's a very sad song.

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