Born To Be BlueWords & Music by Mel Torme & Robert Wells, 1946
Recorded by Nancy Wilson, 1960
G Bb9 Cm7-5 G Some folks were meant to live in clover, G Bb9 Am7 D7 But they are such a chosen few; G Cm G G6 Cm7-5 And clover, being green, is something I've never seen, G Cm7 D9 D7 'Cause I was born to be blue. G Bb9 Cm7-5 G When there's a yellow moon above me, G Bb9 Am7 D7 They say that moon beams I should view; G Cm G G6 Cm7-5 But moon beams, being gold, are something I can't behold, G Am7 D7 G 'Cause I was born to be blue. Bridge: Am7 D7 Am7 D7 When I met you, the world was bright and sunny; Am7 D9 D7 G When you left, the curtain fell. E7 A7 E7 A7 I want to laugh, but nothing strikes me funny; A7 Am7 D9 Am7 D7 Now my world's a faded pastel. G Bb9 Cm7-5 G Well, I guess I'm luck - i - er than some folks -- G Bb9 Am7 D7 I've known the thrill of loving you, G Cm G G6 Cm7-5 And that alone is more than I was created for G Am7 D7 G 'Cause I was born to be blue.