DON'T LEAVE ME NOW
(Alan Freed / Joe Westray)
as recorded by Dakota Staton
with orchestra conducted by Howard Biggs
I try to pretend that I didn't care,
But now I confess I must have you near;
Whatever you do, don't leave me now!
I've been runnin' round with somebody new,
But when I'm with him I still think of you;
I'm lonesome and blue, don't leave me now!
My friends all think I'm crazy,
I shouldn't care, they say.
But they don't know I love you so,
Just can't go on this way!
Forgive and forget, don't live in the past,
Just love me and say you're back home at last;
Whatever you do, don't leave me now,
Now or forever!
Thinking about you the whole night through,
I'll always love you whatever you do,
But don't, don't leave me now!
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - February 2016)