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The Longer The Waiting The Sweeter The Kiss ukulele

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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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