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I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire
Words and Music by Eddie Seiler, Sol Marcus, Bennie Benjemen, and Eddie Durham - 1941
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1941, played for 15 weeks.
Verse:----------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
F            Cm Gm C7          Gm F
F           Fdim Gm Dm          G7 Gm         C7
Chorus:--------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
F -            Fdim Gm -            Bbm
C7 Gm         C7 A+          D7 G7+       C7
F -            Fdim Gm -            Bbm
C7 Gm         C7 F           Eb6  E6 F6
Cm7        F7 Cm7        F7 Bb -
Dm         G7 Dm         G7 Dm         G7 C7           C+
F -            Fdim Gm -            Bbm
C7 Gm         C7 F           (Fdim)   (Gm  C7  to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Note: This songs plays verse, chorus, chorus.
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Verse:
I don't ev-er care to rise to pow-er, I would ra-ther be with you an ho - ur,
For the things that one can buy, Are not worth a by-er's sigh.
 
Chorus:
I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire,
I just want to start a flame in your heart.
In my heart I have but one de-sire,
And that one is you, No oth-er will do.
I've lost all am-bi-tion for world-ly ac-claim, I just want to be the one you love,
And with your ad-mis-sion that you feel the same, I'll have reached the goal I'm dream-ing of, be-lieve me!
I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire,
I just want to start a flame in your heart.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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