The Platters were one of the top vocal groups of the 1950's, selling 53 million records and being among the first doo-wop groups to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

The original members were; Tony Williams, the lead vocalist (Tony died in 1992), David Lynch, tenor (David died in 1981), Alex Hodge, baritone, who was soon replaced by Paul Robi (Paul died in 1989), Herb Reed, bass,and Zola Taylor. Their manager and producer Buck Ram (Buck died in 1991).

















by: The Platters

G   C             Dm7       C     C7
Oh, yes, I'm the great pretender,

F               Fm         C     C7
Pretending that I'm doing well;

     F      G7       C      Am   F
My need is such, I pretend too much --

Dm7   C         Dm7  G7      C   
I'm lonely, but no one can tell.

G   C            Dm7       C     C7  
Oh, yes, I'm the great pretender,

    F         Fm         C     C7
Adrift in a world of my own;

    F       G7          C   Am    F
I play the game, but to my real shame,

  Fm    C          G         C      C7
You've left me to dream all alone.


      F           Dm7        C      C7
Too real is this feeling of make believe,

     F           Dm7          C            G7
Too real when I feel what my heart can't conceal.

G   C             Dm7      C     C7
Oh, yes, I'm the great pretender,

       F           Fm           C    C7
Just laughing and gay, like a clown.

    F     G7          C    Am   F
I seem to be what I'm not, you see,


      C         Dm7           E
I'm wearing my heart like a crown,

Dm7  C            F     Dm7     C
Pretending that you're still around,

Dm7   Fdim   C
Still  a - round.

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