"Softly, As I Leave You" as written by and Giorgio/shaper Calabrese....
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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    General CommentThe true story behind this song is beautifully told by Elvis in a duet with Sherill Nielsen that was nominated for a Grammy in 1973. "There was a man who was dying in hospital, and his wife has been sitting by his bedside for three days and three nights. Sometime on the third day, between midnight and day, she lay down beside him and dozed off to sleep. And he felt her when she dozed off to sleep and at the same time he felt himself start to die. And he didn't want her to see him pass away, so he took a notepad from the side of the bed and he wrote... Softly, I will leave you softly,
    For my heart would break if you should wake and see me go....."
    njmhkon May 05, 2011   Link

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