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Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye Chords

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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 15:28:10 -0500
From: Andrew Rogers 
Subject: ./c/casinos/then_you_can_tell_me_goodbye.crd

A surprise 50s-style hit for the Casinos in early 1967 - note the use of
the so-called 'Hendrix' chord (Bb7#9) in the horn arrangement of this
lovely John D. Loudermilk ballad.  --AWR

                       "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye"
                            (John D. Loudermilk)



	A   Bbdim   Bm7  E7-9 Bb7#9
	/  /  /  /   /  /  /  /

Verse 1:

	Amaj7        F#m            Bm7     E7-9    Bb7#9
	Kiss me each morning for a million years
	Amaj7         F#m             Bm7   E7-9
	Hold me each evening by your side
	Amaj7          F#m            Bm7     E7-9
	Tell me you'll love me for a million years
	A                 D
	Then if it don't work out
	A                 D
	Then if it don't work out
	A             D               E   Bb7#9
	Then you can tell me goodbye

Verse 2:

	Sweeten my coffee with a morning kiss
	Soften my dreams with your sighs
	Tell me you'll love me for a million years
	Then if it don't work out
	Then if it don't work out
	              D               A   [after organ solo: A7, to bridge]
	Then you can tell me goodbye

[organ solo: chords as per verse 2; omit one of the "then if it don't
 work out" lines]


	D                  A
	If you must go, oh no, I won't grieve
	B7                        E7            Bb7#9
	If you wait a lifetime before you leave

Verse 3:

	Then if you must go
	Mmm, I won't tell you no
	Just so that we can say we tried
	Tell me you'll love me for a million years
	Then if it don't work out
	Then if it don't work out
	              D               A [end cold]
	Then you can tell me goodbye

-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers
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adam360x 110 wrote on April 18 2014, 04:02 pm


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Beowolff 718 wrote on May 27 2014, 03:57 am

If I understand it correctly, the maker of this tab was Andrew Rogers, now deceased... (If I'm wrong please correct me ASAP and apologies!) And a WONDERFUL job he's done for it too! This sounds PERFECT in every way, and though Mister Rogers may not be here to read my enjoyment and thanks for this wonderful song, I still want to honor him (and thank him) for his work!

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mvmystique 2,157 wrote on March 29 2015, 05:47 pm

What a wonderful statement, Beowolff.
John S.

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