Call Me IrresponsibleWords & Music by Sammy Cahn & Jimmy Van Heusen
Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1963 (#78)
From the Paramount movie "Papa's Delicate Condition"
Academy Award winner, best song, 1963
Intro verse: D F Bb9 A9 Seems I'm always making resolutions, D Cdim A7sus4 A7 Like ev'ry night for me is New Year's Eve. D F A9 A D9-5 Things they chisel on those institutions, E Bm7-5 B7 E The lofty thoughts I never quite achieve; Em A9 A+9 DM7 D6 Each time I'm taking bows 'cause things went well, Bm Bm+7 Bm7 E9 Em9 Am7 A7 Things go awry, and there am I saying, "I meant well." Melody: D D6 Cdim Em Em6 Fdim Call me irresponsible, call me unreliable, DM7 D F#7 Am7 B7 Throw in undependable, too; Em B+ A7 A9 A7 Am6 Cdim Do my foolish al- i - bis bore you? Bm7-5 E7 Bm7-5 E7 Em7 G/B A7sus4 A7 A7+5 Well, I'm not too clever — I just a - dore you. D D6 Cdim Em Em6 Fdim Call me unpredictable, tell me I'm impractical — DM7 D F#7 Am7 C#m7-5 B7 Rain - bows I'm inclined to pursue. Em B+ A7 A7sus4 A7 F#m B7 Call me ir-re-spon-si-ble -- yes, I'm unreliable, Em7 A7sus4 A7 F#7 B7 But it's un-de-ni-a-bly true Em9 Fdim Em7 Gdim A7 A7+5 D Em7 G/B A7sus4 A7 I'm ir - re - spon - sib - ly mad for you. Last time: Em9 Fdim Em7 Gdim A7 A7+5 D D6 Dm6 G/B A7+5 D6 I'm ir - re - spon - sib - ly mad for you.