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I've got no excuse for loving you:
It's not what I'm supposed to do.
There are so many reasons not to
Get involved that way.
I haven't got the time to see 
One more lovely loving lady,
No matter how beautiful you might be,
     So why am I here every day?
     How come I can't stay away?
     Is it true, am I going to
     Love you anyway?
          anyway

I do have reasons for liking you:
You're good and strong and nice and new,
Maybe too young, but I like that too--
The young remember how to play--
But where to fit you in my life,
Though I've got an understanding wife.
O, I could do it, as long as I've
     Got reasons to explain away
     How feelings made me turn and say
     I don't care that it's not fair
     To love you anyway.
          anyway

But it's probably really no problem anyway,
Far as I can see, you would not want me anyway.
Anyway, what would you do
With a man you'd have to share?
Why should you ever care to?
Would you dare to
When it could mean trouble and misery?
What good could come of you and me?
Unless our minds were very free...
Consider it just a foolish fantasy
Of a rogue who dares to say
That he might lead your heart astray,
And pray that you may
Love him anyway.

I know just what I ought to do:
Not waste my time in wanting you.
But "oughts" and "shoulds" and "reasons" do
Not make the heart obey.
It does not matter right or wrong
When the feeling gets this strong.
I hear the music of this song
     It tells me to turn my mind away,
     Shrug it off, say it's okay,
     Instead, I go ahead
     And love you anyway.
          anyway
          anyway

3R

Monroe, Washington
1982

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C                      F
I've got no excuse for loving you:

     G            C
It's not what I'm supposed to do.

      F           G
There are so many reasons not to

C                 Bb
Get involved that way.

  F               G
I haven't got the time to see 

C                      F
One more lovely loving lady,

   G                    F
No matter how beautiful you might be,

        C             G
     So why am I here every day?

     C                G
     How come I can't stay away?

           F          Bb
     Is it true, am I going to

              C
     Love you anyway?

          G
          anyway



         Am    G            F       Am     G
But it's probably really no problem anyway,

       Am         G             F       Am
Far as I can see, you would not want me anyway.

G                      Dm
Anyway, what would you do

       F                 G
With a man you'd have to share?

Am                  G
Why should you ever care to?

          F
Would you dare to

        Am                     F
When it could mean trouble and misery?

     Am                 F
What good could come of you and me?

  Bb                  Dm
Unless our minds were very free...

   Bb                      F    G7
Consider it just a foolish fantasy

C              G
Of a rogue who dares to say

     C                  G
That he might lead your heart astray,

    F         Bb
And pray that you may

         C       G
Love him anyway.



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