Music, Maestro, Please

Words & Music by Herb Magidson & Allie Wrubel
Recorded by Frankie Laine, 1961

A7    D   D6    Edim     F#7             B7    Gdim       B7
To - night    I mustn't think of her -- music, maestro, please.

   E7    G            G/B     A7+5
Tonight,    tonight I must forget

      D9        D      A7  A7/9  G     G9     G   D9    A7+5
Those precious little hours --     no hearts and flow - ers.

A7    D   D6      Edim    F#7          B7      Gdim       B7
Just play    your lilting melodies -- ragtime, jazztime, swing,

Cdim  B7  E7   G             G/B      A7+5
Any  old thing    to help me ease the pain

A7   D     D6   G   Gm    D
That sol - i - tude can bring.


D7  D+5     D7/9 G       Em Fdim  Am    Am7    D7 D+5  G   G/F#  E7
She used to like waltzes,    so please, don't play a waltz.

    Bm7-5  E7    A        F#m        D9       E7   Em7  Em7/9 A7+5
She danced de - vine - ly,    and I loved her so...there  I    go.

A7    D   D6    Edim     F#7            B7      Gdim       B7
To - night    I mustn't think of her -- no more mem - o - ries.

    G   Gm   Gdim     D   D+5   B7
So play -- tonight I must for - get.

Em7     A7    A7+5   D9 - D    D6
Music, maes - tro, please.

Suggested by recent visitor Gary Cummings. When it was suggested, I had reservations, but did what I always try to do: at least give the song a listen. I was skeptical because Laine, by my recollection, was mainly remembered as a "big voice" singer -- and there weren't all that many of his songs that I cared much for. But I have to confess, I was genuinely (and pleasantly) surprised to hear this one.

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