(Listen to midi)

KILLING ME SOFTLY

 

Am F G C

Strumming my pain with his fingers, singing my life with his words,

Am D G F

killing me softly with his song, killing me softly with his song

C F Bb A

telling my whole life with his words killing me softly - with his song.

 

Dm G C F

1. I heard he sang a good song, I heard he had a style,

Dm G Am

and so I came to see him and listen for a while.

Dm G C E

And there he was this young boy, a stranger to my eyes.

 

+ CHORUS

 

Dm G C F

2. I felt all flushed with fever, embarrassed by the crowd,

Dm G Am

I felt he found my letters and read each one out loud.

Dm G C E

I prayed that he would finish, but he just kept right on.

 

+ CHORUS

 

Dm F C F

3.    He sang as if he knew me in all my dark despair,

Dm G Am

And then he looked right through me as if I wasn` t there.

Dm G C E

But he was there, this stranger, singing clear and strong.

- G A G - A

+ CHORUS + CHORUS

 

(Gimbel Norman)