Sweet Lady Genevieve

Ray Davies, released on Preservation: Act 1, © Davray Music Ltd. 1973

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Once under a scarlet sky I told you never ending lies,

But they were the words of a drunken vagabond

Who knew very well he would break your heart before long

Oh forgive me Genevieve.

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Now I've come back to see Sweet Lady Genevieve,

This time I'll give you some security

And I will make promises I can keep

So will you come back to me Sweet Lady Genevieve.

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Let me rock you, hold you,

Take you in my arms.

Forgive me, please,

Smile away all your sadness, put your trust in me.

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Oh if you come back to me Sweet Lady Genevieve,

I'm not the impetuous fool you used to know

I know that I used you and I hurt you so,

But that was so long ago Sweet Lady Genevieve.

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Oh, love me,

Take me in your arms.

Let me rock you, hold you,

Smile away all your sadness, put your trust in me.

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Once under a starry sky I led you on and told you lies

Drank too much whiskey on that hot summer night.

I acted so slyly because you were acting so shy,

Oh forgive me Genevieve.

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If you come back to me Sweet Lady Genevieve,

You're not the child who smiled so innocently

And I'm not the rogue that I used to be,

So will you come back to me Sweet Lady Genevieve.

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Oh Genevieve, Oh Genevieve.

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