Everything Happens to Me

Words & Music by Tom Adair & Matt Dennis
Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1940

Intro Verse:

Bm                 G9             Bm              G7
Black cats creep across my path until I'm almost mad;

   Bm         F#         G9
I must have roused the devil's wrath

        Bb7           A
'Cause all my luck is bad.


  Em9              A9              F#m7               Gdim
I make a date for golf, and you can bet your life it rains;

 Em7             A+            Am6               B7
I try to give a party, and the guy upstairs complains.

   Em7              C#m7-5              F#7                Bm7
I guess I'll go thru life just catching colds and missing trains 

Em7         A7        D6
Ev'rything happens to me.

   Em9          A9                  F#m7            Gdim
I never miss a thing  I've had the measles and the mumps,

     Em7        A+              Am6             B7
And ev'rytime I play an ace, my partner always trumps.

   Em7            C#m7-5          F#7              Bm7
I guess I'm just a fool who never looks before he jumps 

Em7        A7          D
Ev'rything happens to me.


    Am7                    D7                   G9           G6
At first my heart thought you could break this jinx for me,

      Am7                 D7              G9     G6
That love would turn the trick to end despair;

     G#m7             C#7                 F#           F#6
But now I just can't fool this head that thinks for me 

       Bm7     F#     Bm7-5   E7      Em7       A7
I've mortgaged all my castles in the air

      Em9             A9                  F#m7             Gdim
I've telegraphed and phoned, and sent an airmail special, too;

      Em7              A+                Am6           B7
Your answer was "Good bye" and there was even postage due.

  Em7               C#m7-5            F#7            Bm7
I fell in love just once, and then it had to be with you 

Em7         A7         D    DM7    B7
Ev'rything happens to me, 

Em7         A7         D
Ev'rything happens to me.

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