Speak Softly, Love

Words & Music by Larry Kusic & Nino Rota
Recorded by Andy Williams, 1972* (top 40)

Am     E7      Am        E7     Dm7    Fdim          Am
Speak softly, love, and hold me warm against your heart;

   E7        Am        Am+7    F#m       F#m7     Dm
I hear your words, the tender, trembling moments start.

     Dm+7   Dm7     G7            Am     
We're in a world,       our very own,

           Dm          E7sus4     E7     Am
Sharing a love that only few have ever known.


             G7/B   G7                 C
Wine colored days       warmed by the sun,

               Bb   Dm               E
Deep, velvet nights     when we are one.

Am    E7       Am     E7      Dm7     Fdim     Am
Speak softly, love, so no one hears us but the sky.

    E7       Am     Am+7      F#m    F#m7   Dm
The vows of love we make will live until we die.

   Dm+7     Dm7   G7             Am
My life is yours,     and all because

    Dm           E7sus4   E7      Am
You came into my world so softly love.

* Also recorded by Al Martino ("Johnny Fontaine" in the movie "The Godfather.")

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