A House Is Not A Home

Words & Music by Hal David, Burt Bacharach & Tony Esposito
Recorded by Dionne Warwick, 1964

   AM7           D6                           AM7
A chair is still a chair, even when there's no one sitting there;

A9    DM7           Fdim        F#m7          Em7
But a chair is not a house, and a house is not a home

A7-9        DM7                  Bm7
When there's no one there to hold you tight,

   DM7      D6  Bm7    Bm7-5     AM7
And no one there you can kiss good night.

   AM7           D6                        AM7
A room is still a room, even when there's nothing there but gloom;

A9    DM7       Fdim       F#m7         Em7
But a room is not a house, and a house is not a home

A7-9    DM7             Bm7
When the two of us are far apart,

    DM7   D6 Bm7   Bm7-5   E7 AM7
And one of us has a  brok - en heart.


Now and then I call your name, 

     A                Gdim
And suddenly your face appears;

 B9  C#m9          B9   Bm9                    Fdim
But it's just a crazy game; when it ends, it ends in tears.

 AM7          D6                           AM7
Darling, have a heart  don't let  one mistake keep us apart.

A9     DM7    Fdim                F#m7         Em7
I'm not meant to live alone; turn this house into a home.

A7-9   DM7                    Bm7
When I climb the stair and turn the key,

    DM7        D6    Bm  Bm7  Bm7-5  E7 AM7
Oh, please be there, still in  love  with me.

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