The End Of A Love AffairWords & Music by Edward Redding
Recorded by Julie London, 1963
A A9 A A9 A A7/9 D9 D6/9 BbM7 So I walk a little too fast, and I drive a little too fast, Gm7 A A7 D9 Bm7 And I'm reckless it's true, but what else can you do Em7 Em9 A At the end of a love affair? A A9 A A9 A A7/9 D9 D6/9 BbM7 So I talk a little too much, and I laugh a little too much, G A A7 D9 B7 And my voice is too loud when I'm out in a crowd, Em7 Em9 A So that people are apt to stare. Bridge: Em7 G6 Em7 A7 Do they know, do they care, that it's only Em7 G6 Em7 A7 That I'm lonely, and low as can be? G G/F# Em7 Em9 A7 And the smile on my face isn't really a smile at all. A A9 A A9 A A7/9 D9 D6/9 BbM7 So I smoke a little too much, and I joke a little too much, Gm7 A7/6 D9 Bm7 And the tunes I request are not always the best, A Em7 F#7 But the ones where the trumpets blare. Bm Bm7/E Gm7 AM7 C#m7-5 F#7 So I go at a maddening pace, and I pretend that it's taking his place, Em7 A7 Em9 A D6 But what else can you do at the end of a love affair?