Arthur's Theme

(Best That You Can Do)

Words & Music by Christopher Cross, Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager & Peter Allen
Recorded by Christopher Cross
From the 1981 movie "Arthur" (1981 Academy Award winner, Best Song)

Em7          G/B           A7
Once in your life you will find her

DM7         D6           Bm    Bm7/E
Someone who turns your heart around

     G             Em          F#7      B7
And next thing you know you're closing down the town

Em7                     A7
Wake up and it's still with you

DM7                      Bm         Bm7/E
Even though you left her way across town

G                Em          F#7          B7
Wonderin' to yourself, "Hey, what have I found?"


G            G/F#                Em      Em7      F#m    Bm 
When you get caught between the moon and New York City

             G   G/F# Em  G/B           D    DM7 B7
I know it's crazy             but it's true

G           G/F#               Em      Em7     F#m   B7
If you get caught between the moon and New York Ci - ty

     G        G/F#    Em   Em7
The best that you can do,

    G        G/F#     Em     A7      D
The best that you can do is fall in love.

Em7        G/B         A7
Arthur, he does as he pleases;

DM7         D6       Bm      Bm7/E 
All of his life his master's toys,

     G                      Em        F#7    B7
And deep in his heart he's just, he's just a boy.

Em7        G/B      A7
Living his life one day at a time,

     DM7         D6     Bm         Bm7/E
He's showing himself a pretty good time,

      G        G/F#     Em  Em7  F#7         B7
He's laughing about the way they want him to be.

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