I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You

Words & Music by Bing Crosby, Ned Washington & Victor Young
Recorded by Frank Sinatra*, 1946

E7 A        F#m     E7-9
I need your love so badly,

   A7      Gdim Cdim Fdim
I love you, oh,  so  madly,

E7  A       F#m    DM7  Cdim   E7    E7-9  A
But I don't stand a ghost of a chance with you!

E7 A         F#m     E7-9
I thought at last I'd found you

    AM7   Gdim Cdim   Fdim
But other loves sur - round you,

E7  A       F#m     DM7  Cdim   E7    Fdim  A  Ab - A - A6  Ab - A - A7/6
And I don't stand a ghost of a chance with you.


D  Em7   A7     D        E7  Fdim  E7-9        A6     F#m  A7  A7/6
If you'd sur - ren - der just for a ten - der kiss or two,

F#m             B7      Cdim            D9        E        D9
You might dis - cov - er   that I'm the lov - er meant for you,

   E7-9    Fdim
And I'd be true,

E7   A         F#m     E7-9
But what's the good of scheming,

   AM7   Gdim Cdim Fdim
I know I must   be dreaming

E7  A       F#m     DM7  Cdim   E7    Fdim  A  
For I don't stand a ghost of a chance with you.

*Sinatra recorded this song at least twice; the date shown here is the first of the two, and came from the very first Frank Sinatra album released under his own name. While I was at least vaguely aware that the song was initially popularized by Bing Crosby, I was blissfully unaware that he had also co-written the lyrics, discovering the fact only when I went looking for authorship information to include on the chart.

Suggested by recent visitor John Walker.

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.