Rome Wasn't Built In A Day

Written by Sam Cooke / Betty and Beverly Prudhomme

Recorded January 28, 1964 at RCA Studios in California

Produced by Sam Cooke



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Lyrics    /    Guitar Chords

Don't, honey don't go away, no no
Don't you hear, don't you hear
what I say, what I say
Give me time, give me time
I'm gonna make your love as strong as mine
But I know Rome wasn't built in a day

Now you know that I love you, dear with all my heart
I know that you didn't love from the start
That I'm planting a little seed in your heart, I know
and it just needs time to grow, baby


Listen to me, honey now
How would Romeo feel if his Juliet
Had turned down his advances and played hard-to-get
He wouldn't have let this bother him, I know
Because where there's life, there's hope


Don't you hear me tellin' you that Rome wasn't built in a day
Don't you realize that Rome wasn't built in a day

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