My Prayer

Words & Music by Jimmy Kennedy, Georges Boulanger, 1939
Based on Boulanger's "Avant de Mourir", 1926
Recorded by The Platters, 1956 (#1 for 5 weeks, on charts 23 weeks)

Cm                    F    Bb  G7
When the twilight is gone,

        Dm7           Cm
And no songbirds are singing,

                      F   Bb   G7
When the twilight is gone,

          Dm7     Cm
You come into my heart;

    Dm7          Fm           Fdim
And here in my heart you will stay

G7/6  G7  C
While I  pray.

    C                        D7
My prayer is to linger with you

                  Fm7                    C        G
At the end of the day in a dream that's divine;

    C                       D7
My prayer is a rapture in bloom,

                   Fm    G                         C    Fm   C
With the world far away,   and your lips close to mine.


    G#                         C
Tonight while our hearts are aglow,

    C#7                                     G   Fdim(III)  G
Oh, tell me the words that I'm longing to know.

(N.C.) C                        D7
My   prayer and the answer you give --

                       Fm                    C
May they still be the same for as long as we live,

                        F        G7
That you'll always be there

        F     G7  C     Fm   C   Fm   C
At the end of my prayer.

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