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Try to be gentle

I changed the lyrics of this a little. The original recorded version had the line "I want to be your boyfriend not your boss" which sounded too much like Dylan's line "I want to be your lover, I don't want to be your boss." I sang it as "I do not want this moment to be lost" when I did a solo acoustic version.


Listen here: Blue 88's version, Ben's solo acoustic version


Lately I’ve been thinking you’re the best thing that I’ve ever come across And I don’t care what all my friends say Come on now and hold me dear I do not want this moment to be lost And I can’t stand to see you weeping that way

So let me try to be gentle Let me try to be fair Don’t say that you don’t care when I know that you do Let me try to be gentle Gentle with you

Girl it makes me sick to think about the things I went and did to you Where I come from they call that crazy Girl it makes me weak to think about the things I went and put you through My blindness never ceases to amaze me

So let me try to be gentle Let me try to be fair Don’t say that you don’t care when I know that you do Let me try to be gentle Gentle with you

Far away I know is Where I’ve been And I’ll admit that I Forgotten why I ever looked for answers in A foreign place Answers in a foreign place

Lately I’ve been thinking you’re the best thing that I’ve ever come across And I don’t care what all my friends say Come on now and hold me dear I do not want this moment to be lost And I can’t stand to see you weeping that way

So let me try to be gentle Let me try to be fair Don’t say that you don’t care when I know that you do Let me try to be gentle Gentle with you


From The Blue Eighty Eights, released January 1, 2003

From The Blue Eighty Eights Live at the Stinger (03​.​13​.​03), released July 2, 2019

From Benjamin Adair Murphy presents: "12 Bars of Blues", released June 16, 2018


Blue 88's version:

Benjamin Adair Murphy- guitar/ vocals Derek Nievergelt - bass Allison Langerak- lead vocals Roy Gurel - lead guitar Tzafrir Lichtenstein – drums


Music and lyrics by Benjamin Adair Murphy ASCAP (464341364). Published by Watery Grave Music ASCAP (396517127)

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