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Softly As I Leave You
Frank Sinatra
Writers: Hal Shaper and Antonio DeVita and Giorgio Calabrese

Peak chart position # 27 in 1964
Previously hit # 16 for Matt Monro in 1962

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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    josephinesparkesAug 2, 2008 at 8:44 am
    It is about someone who is near death, and who wants to save their loved one any more unneccesary pain, by just slipping away. Elvis did a concert talking about this very song, and its meaning.

    A very lovely song by a brilliant singer !

    Jo Sparkes
    2/8/2008
    Norfolk

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