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How do I tar files in a directory using an input file?

I have flat file containg relative file names in a given directory on a Unix box.  I'd like to be able to tar up all these files using a loop that reads the file list.  I have tried this but only get the last file name in the tar:

while [ 1 ]; do
  read myLine || break
  tar -cvf cleanup_backup_files.tar $myLine
done < $myFile

Could someone let me know what I'm doing wrong?  Like I said...I only have the last file in the .tar...not all the files in the list.  Thanks!
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8/22/2022 - Mon