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"Leave Her For Me"
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7" single
(The Jades, 1958)

album _Rockin' On Broadway - The Time, Brent, Shad Story_
(Various Artists, 2000)

7" EP "All Tomorrow's Dance Parties"
(Lewis Reed/The Jades, 2000)

written by Lewis Reed

performed by The Jades (The Shades)
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        Take away the oceans
        take away the seas
        take away the sunshine
        take away the trees

        Take away the rosebuds
        that bloom in spring
        take all the blossoms
        all I asking is one thing

        Please leave my baby
        please leave her for me

        I don't care for the oceans
        I don't care for the seas
        I can do without blue skies
        or flowering trees

        But I can't do without my baby
        so please leave her for me

        Nature has beauty, nature has its place
        but when I look into my baby's face
        I lose all sense of judgement, I lose my regard
        to think only of nature somehow seems so hard

        So take away your oceans
        take away your seas
        take away your rosebuds
        all I asking is one thing

        Please leave my baby
        please leave her for me



intro   {G}{Em}{C}{D}

        {G}{Em}{C}{D}           (Take away the oceans, take ...)
        {G}{Em}{C}{D}           (Take away the rosebuds that ...)

        {G/Em}{C/D}{G/Em}{C/D}  (Please leave my baby, please ...)

        {G}{Em}{C}{D}           (I don't care for the oceans, I ...)

        {G/Em}{C/D}{G/C}{G/G7}  (But I can't do without my baby ...)

bridge  {C}{C}{G}{G}            (Nature has beauty, nature has ...)
        {C}{C}{D}{D}            (I lose all sense of judgement ...)

        {G/Em}{C/D}{G/Em}{C/D}  (So take away your oceans, take ...)
        {G/Em}{C/D}{G/C}{G...   (Please leave my baby, please ...)




* riff (muted)

       Take away the oceans,         take away the seas
     {G}                         {Em}
 1e ----------------------------------------------------------
 2B ----------------------------------------------------------
 3G ----------------------------------------------------------
 4D --5-5..--5-5..--5-5..--5-4-3--2-2..--2-2..--2-2..--2-1-0--
 5A ----------------------------------------------------------
 6E ----------------------------------------------------------

   take away the sunshine,        take away the trees
 {C}                         {D}
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---------------------------------------------------0-2-4--
--3-3..--3-3..--3-3..--3-3-4--5-5..--5-5..--5-5..---------
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....

Please leave my baby,                please leave her for -
 {G           / Em          }{C           / D           }
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--5-5..--5-4-3--2-2..--2-1-0-----------------------0-2-4--
------------------------------3-3..--3-3-4--5-5..---------
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- me                          leave her for me
 {G           / Em          }{C           / D           }
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--5-5..--5-4-3--2-2..--2-1-0-----------------------0-2-4--
------------------------------3-3..--3-3-4--5-5..---------
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* bridge (muted)

- her for me
...  D }|{G    /C     } {G    / G7      }
--------|--------------------------------------
--------|--------------------------------------
--------|--------------------------------------
--0-2-4-|-5-5..------------------3-3..--3-2-0--
--------|----------3--2--0---------------------
--------|-------------------3------------------

     Nature has beauty,           nature has its place
 {C}                         {C}
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---------------------------0---------------------------0--
-------------------------2---------------------------2----
--3-3..--3-3..--3-3..--3------3-3..--3-3..--3-3..--3------
----------------------------------------------------------

      but when I look          into my baby's face
 {G}                         {G}
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---------------------------0---------------------------0--
-------------------------2---------------------------2----
--3-3..--3-3..--3-3..--3------3-3..--3-3..--3-3..--3------

   I lose all sense of judgement,       I lose my regard
 {C}                         {C}
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---------------------------0---------------------------0--
-------------------------2---------------------------2----
--3-3..--3-3..--3-3..--3------3-3..--3-3..--3-3..--3------
----------------------------------------------------------

to think only of Nature, somehow seems so hard
 {D}                         {D}
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-------------2-------------2------------------------------
--0-0..--0-4----0-0..--0-4----0-0..--0-0..--0-0..--0-2-4--
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thanks: Jose Alberto (brooklyn@usuarios.retecal.es)
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My personal transcription of the lyrics.



Leave Her For Me


Take away the oceans
Take away the seas
Take away the sunshine
Take away the trees
Take away the rosebuds that bloom in spring
Take all the blossoms, all I asking is one thing

Please, leave my baby
Please, leave her for me

I don't care for the oceans
I don't care for the seas
I can do without blue skies or flowering trees
But I can't do without my baby
so, please, leave her for me.

Nature has beauty
Nature has its place
but when I look into my baby's face
I lose all sense of judgement
I lose my regard, to think only of Nature
somehow seems so hard.

So take away your oceans
Take away your seas
Take away your rosebuds
all I asking is one thing,

Please, leave my baby
Leave her for me.


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chords/tabs transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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