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You're Gonna Be Sorry You Let Me Down

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You're Gonna Be Sorry You Let Me Down

                  

 

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1. You told me once, dear, I was true and kind,

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    you told me then, love, that you were mine.

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    But now you tell me that you were blind,

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    you like your parties        and good times.

 

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2. I'm sorry, darlin’, ‘cause you feel this way,

                                                      A

   once you told me truthful to my face,

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    you found another to take my place,

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    all dressed in diamonds,        pearls and lace.

 

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3. I'm sorry, darlin’, ‘cause you let me down,

                                                           A

    a truer love now you think you've found.

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    but when I'm laid deep down in the ground,

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    you're gonna be sorry         you let me down.

 

+ instrumental = verse 3

 

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4. So now I've lost you, but still have faith,

                                                            A

    that you will see the mistake you made.

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    And when you find, dear, that you were wrong,

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    you'll ask forgiveness         and come back home.

 

  

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5. I believed you, darlin’, when you said to me,

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    that we'd be happy, we'd be free.

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    But now I've found, dear, a fault in thee,

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    when we were wed, love,          I could not see,

 

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6. I'm sorry, darlin’, ‘cause you let me down,

                                                           A

    a truer love now you think you've found.

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    but when I'm laid deep down in the ground,

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    you're gonna be sorry         you let me down.







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