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Killing Me Softly
- Words and music by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel. 
- Sung by Roberta Flack,  Fugees, Frank Sinatra, etc


[Intro] 
Em


[Chorus]
   Em                             Am7     D                              G
   Strumming my pain- with his fin-gers.  singing my life- with his words-
   Em                         A/C#                     D    
   Killing me so-ftly with his-  song. Killing me soft-ly-  
           C                        G                  C
   with his- song. Telling my whole- life--   with his- words
                    F                        E    E    Esus  E
   killing me -soft-ly, --\-- with his so--ong.  \       
     
[Instrumental] 
D7sus   D7   D7sus   D7   D7sus    D7   D7sus   D7

[Verse]                                     
Am7               D             G                 C                       
   I heard he sang- a good song.   I heard he had- a style.      
Am7             D                Em                 Em            
   And so I came- to see him, to lis-ten for a while.          
Am7               D7                 G              B7
   And there he was-  this young boy    a stranger to- my eyes-^

[Chorus]
   Em                             Am7     D                              G
   Strumming my pain- with his fin-gers.  singing my life- with his words-
   Em                         A/C#                     D    
   Killing me so-ftly with his-  song. Killing me soft-ly-  
           C                        G                  C
   with his- song. Telling my whole- life--   with his- words
                    F                        E    E    Esus  E
   killing me -soft-ly, --\-- with his so--ong.  \       
     
[Verse]
Am7                  D            G                C     
   I felt all flushed- with fe-ver   embarrassed by- the crowd.
Am7               D                  Em                      Em  
   I felt he found- my let-ters  and read- each one out loud.
Am7               D7             G                  B7
   I prayed that he- would finish    but he just kept- right on-^

[Chorus]
   Em                             Am7     D                              G
   Strumming my pain- with his fin-gers.  singing my life- with his words-
   Em                         A/C#                     D    
   Killing me so-ftly with his-  song. Killing me soft-ly-  
           C                        G                  C
   with his- song. Telling my whole- life--   with his- words
                    F                        E    E    Esus  E
   killing me -soft-ly, --\-- with his so--ong.  \             

[Instrumental] 
[Chorus]
   Em         C  D        G         Em       A/C#      D    
   C        G        C        F        E  E  Esus  E
  
[Verse]
Am7             D        G                C     
   He sang as if- knew me   in all my dark- despair.
Am7                 D                       Em                Em   
   And then he looked- right through me  as if I wasn't there.
Am7               D7           G               B7
   And he just kept- on singing    singing clear- and strong-^

1 [Chorus]
   Em                             Am7     D                              G
   Strumming my pain- with his fin-gers.  singing my life- with his words-
   Em                         A/C#                     D    
   Killing me so-ftly with his-  song. Killing me soft-ly-  
           C                        G                  C
   with his- song. Telling my whole- life--   with his- words
                    F                    E   F E   F E   F E   Esus  E
   killing me -soft-ly, --\-- with his soong a ong a ong a onng      

 2 [Chorus] 
   Em       Am7     D    G  Em           A/C#       D    C           G     C
   Whoa------   whoa---     la la la la la- la. Whoa-  la--  Whoa- la---
   F                  E   F  E   F  E   F  E   F E
   la la lala woa   \ lah a  lah a\ lah a  lah a ahhhh

 3[Chorus]   
   Em                             Am7     D                              G
   Strumming my pain- with his fin-gers.  singing my life- with his words-
   Em                         A/C#                     D    
   Killing me so-ftly with his-  song. Killing me soft-ly-  
           C                        G                  C
   with his- song. Telling my whole- life--   with his- words
                    F                    E   F E   F E   F E   Esus  E
   killing me -soft-ly, --\-- with his soong a ong a ong a onng  
 

 4[Chorus]
           Em                 Am7/E    D/A                     G
  "He was Strumming my Pa-in, yeahh   -Singing my Li-fe, woah-ah"
   Em                         A/C#                     D    
   Killing me so-ftly with his-  song. Killing me soft-ly-  
           C                        G                  C
   with his- song. Telling my whole- life--   with his- words
                    F                    E   F E   F E   F E   Esus  E
   killing me -soft-ly, --\-- with his soong a ong a ong a onng   

            
            
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