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Something They Can’t Take Away Song Lyrics and Chords

Roy Orbison

 

Something They Can’t Take Away Song Lyrics and Chords by Roy Orbison

 

Something They Can’t Take Away
Recorded by Roy Orbison
Written by Kris Kristofferson
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All too  
Dm 
soon we were  
F 
blown upon our  
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separate ways  
C 
again
 
And our  
Dm 
warm summer dreams
 
Joined the  
F 
fallen leaves that  
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tumbled in the  
C 
wind
 
With the  
Am 
echoes and traces of  
F 
voices and faces
 
And  
Dm 
places that  
F 
I’ve left  
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behind
 
But there’s  
C 
times in the  
F 
morning
 
And there’s  
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times at the close of  
C 
day
 
When your memory comes easy as  
F 
smiling
 
And that’s  
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something they can’t take  
C 
away
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I may  
Dm 
die without  
F 
ever knowing  
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happiness 
 
 
C 
again
 
Leaving  
Dm 
nothing 
 
behind
 
But a  
F 
line of lonely  
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footprints in the  
C 
sand
 
But I  
Am 
know that wherever I  
F 
go I will never trade
Dm 
Anything 
 
 
F 
I’ll ever  
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find
Repeat #2

 
When your memory comes easy as  
F 
smiling
 
And that’s  
G7 
something they can’t take  
C 
away

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Something They Can’t Take Away?
– The song Something They Can’t Take Away was sang by Roy Orbison.

 

Who is Roy Orbison?
– Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician known for his impassioned singing style, complex song structures, and dark, emotional ballads. His music was described by critics as operatic, earning him the nicknames “the Caruso of Rock” and “the Big O”. Many of Orbison’s songs conveyed vulnerability at a time when most male rock-and-roll performers chose to project defiant masculinity. He performed while standing motionless and wearing black clothes to match his dyed black hair and dark sunglasses, which he wore to counter his shyness and stage fright.
Born in Texas, Orbison began singing in a rockabilly and country-and-western band as a teenager. He was signed by Sam Phillips of Sun Records in 1956, but enjoyed his greatest success with Monument Records. From 1960 to 1966, 22 of Orbison’s singles reached the Billboard Top 40. He wrote or co-wrote almost all of his own Top 10 hits, including “Only the Lonely” (1960), “Running Scared” (1961), “Crying” (1961), “In Dreams” (1963), and “Oh, Pretty Woman” (1964).
After the mid-1960s, Orbison suffered a number of personal tragedies and his career faltered. He experienced a resurgence in popularity in the 1980s following the success of several cover versions of his songs. In 1988, he co-founded the Traveling Wilburys (a rock supergroup) with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne. Orbison died of a heart attack in December 1988 at age 52. One month later, his song “You Got It” (1989) was released as a solo single, becoming his first hit to reach the U.S. Top 10 in nearly 25 years.
Orbison’s honors include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987, the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1989, and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2014. He received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and five other Grammy Awards. Rolling Stone placed him at number 37 on its list of the “Greatest Artists of All Time” and number 13 on its list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”. In 2002, Billboard magazine listed him at number 74 on its list of the Top 600 recording artists.