I Didn't Know About You

Words & Music by Bob Russell & Duke Ellington
Recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, 1942

Em7/9     Edim          DM7          D6
  I  ran around with my own little crowd,

    G7     F#7        Gdim         B7
The usual laughs, not often, but loud;

           E7/9          E7   Em7
And in the world that I knew,

        A6/7/9  A7  F#7  B7  E7/9  A7
I didn't know about you.

       Em7/9     Edim         DM7              D6
Chasing after the ring on the mer - ry - go - round,

      G7       F#7      Gdim          B7
Just taking my fun where it could be found,

              E7/9         E7   Em7
And yet, what else could I do?

        A6/7/9  A7   D   G  Gdim  D  DM7
I didn't know about you.


D7       Am7    D9
Darling, now I know

Am7        D9   Am7  G6   G/B  Am7 Am7-5 G6    G5
I had the loneliest yesterday            everyday;

Gm7     C7
In your arms,

Gm7         C7         F      Fdim   E7
I know for once in my life I'm liv - ing.

Em7/9       Edim       DM7         D6
 Had a good time ev'ry time I went out;

   G7         F#7          Gdim     B7
Romance was a thing that I kidded about.

E7/9     E7 E7alt  E7  Em7           A6/7/9  A7  F#7  B7
How could I know about love? I didn't know about you.

E7/9     E7 E7alt  E7  A              A7+5  A-9   D  G  D
How could I know about love? I didn't know about you.

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