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Linger Awhile
Words by Harry Owens, Music by Vincent Rose - 1923
F                 Bb      F G7            Bbm F               Fm C7
F                 Bb      F G7            Bbm F -
Dm          Cdim    Gm -       D7    Gm     D7     Gm -
C             Ddim    Am D7              G7 C              Fm6 Cdim         C7
F -                 C7 F -               Db7
C7 -                Cdim C7 -
- - - -               G#m
Fmaj7            F -                 Fdim F -               C7
Dm - A7 -
D7 - G7 Gm7         C7
F -                 C7 F -                Db7
C7 - F -  (G7 C7 repeat chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
The time is coming soon to say goodbye,
A time of sadness it will be,
But, honey, listen to my parting sigh,
And linger on awhile with me.
The stars shine above you,
Yet linger awhile.
They whisper "I love you,"
So, linger awhile.
And when you have gone away,
Each hour will seem a day.
I've something to tell you,
So, linger awhile.
Listen to Dave Marty and Howard Alden play "Linger Awhile" (mp3)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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