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THE LONGER THE WAITING (THE SWEETER THE KISS) by Josh Turner
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Very similar to the version by Anna Ternheim, but transposed a couple of
half-steps higher, which Josh then drops a whole octave. The Ebm chord was
just obnoxious to try to play, so if you wish you can just sub in the C
chord. Changes the mood a little bit, but it's much easier to play.

Standard tuning

[VERSE I ]
(also serves as the Intro)
        C                         F         C
Oh, the longer the waiting, the sweeter the kiss
                Am          F         G
It's better my darling, I promise you this
     Ebm/C          F                        Dm
The next time I hold you, I'm not letting go
         C                    F         Am      G/B
Will you wait for me darling, I need to know

[VERSE II]
           C                   F         C
Well, you know I'm a sailor, tomorrow we sail
                   Am           F        G
It's a hard way of living, but I know it well
    Ebm/C        F                    Dm
And if I surrender my life to the sea
        C                   F            Am
You can marry another, it's alright with me

[Pre-Chorus]
          F                    G            Am
Though we won't be together again 'til the spring
       F                        G
Just imagine the treasures I'll bring

[Chorus]
      C                           F          C
Come lay with me, stay with me, soon I'll be gone
              Am         F          G
But I will remember you all winter long
    Ebm/C        F                     Dm
And when I return to the one that I miss
        C                       F           Am
Oh, the longer the waiting, the sweeter the kiss
    F           C...
The sweeter the kiss

[Interlude]
...F  C  Am  F  G  Ebm/C  F  Dm  C  F  Am

[Pre-Chorus]
           F                         G          Am
When the mornings are warm and the valleys are green
          F                       G
I'll come back from wherever I've been

[VERSE III]
          C                      F          C
Oh, the longer the waiting, the sweeter the kiss
                Am         F          G
It's better my darling, I promise you this
    Ebm/C            F                        Dm
But next time I hold you, I'm not letting go
         C                   F       Am
We will give up the ocean forever, I know
   F      C
Forever I know.

[Interlude]
...F  C  Am  F  G  Ebm/C  F  Dm  C  F  Am F C

(repeat VERSE III) One strum per chord
          C                      F          C
Oh, the longer the waiting, the sweeter the kiss
                Am         F          G
It's better my darling, I promise you this
    Ebm/C            F                        Dm
But next time I hold you, I'm not letting go
         C                   F       Am
We will give up the ocean forever, I know
   F      C
Forever I know.

            
            
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logan22 57 Nov 28, 2014 03:21 PM

The tab looks pretty great. I did notice a few chords were missing.

C Am F C
Well you know I'm a sailor and tomorrow we sail

Em F C Dm
And if I surrender my life to the sea

F C G Am
Though we won't be together again till the spring

These are just examples since most of the song follows the same format, but walking down and up to the notes just makes it sound more accurate.

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seeth.a.nadeau 10 5 days ago

This girl I've liked for the longest time, this is her favorite song. We've finally shared the way we feel for each other, and I cannot begin to express how I feel. We only see each other once a year, and this song just felt appropriate, and it's something we've shared and bonded over together for the longest time.

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