This beautiful torch song was recorded by Frank Sinatra in 1964 and the same Album title. It was also played at his funeral on May 15, 1998. Yes, I DEFINITELY DESIRE it be played at mine as well, along with many others sung by Frank. I have the titles in the safe with my will!
The lyrics are sensational, as is the melody itself.
“Softly, I will leave you softly,
For my heart would break if you should wake and see me go.
So I leave you softly, long before you miss me,
Long before your arms can beg me to stay for one more hour or one more day…..After all the years, I can’t bear the tears …….. to fall …So,
Softly as I leave you there…..
(Softly, long before you kiss me)
(Long before your arms beg me stay for one more hour) or one more day. After all the years, I can’t bear the tears to fall
So, softly as I leave you there….
As I leave I you there……
As I leave I you there…..
If it was good enough for Frank, it sure as gold good enough for me and many other admirers.