Just One More ChanceWords & Music by Sam Coslow & Arthur Johnston
Recorded by Les Paul & Mary Ford, 1951
A D9 Bm7-5 A C#m7 Cdim E7 Just one more chance E D9 Cdim E Cdim E7 C#m7 Cdim E7 To prove it's you alone I care for E D9 Cdim E Cdim E7 A D9 Dm6 E7 Each night I say a little prayer for just one more chance A D9 Bm7-5 A C#m7 Cdim E7 Just one more night E D9 Cdim E Cdim E7 C#m7 Cdim E7 To taste the kisses that enchant me E D9 Cdim E Cdim E7 A Cdim E A I'd want no others if you'd grant me just one more chance Bridge: A7 Em7 A7 Cdim D9 D I've learned the meaning of repentance; Dm Bm7-5 A Now you're the jury at my trial. F#7 C#m7-5 Bm I know that I should serve my sentence, B7 B7/F# Cdim E E7 D9 Bm7-5 Still, I'm hoping all the while you'll give me A D9 Bm7-5 A C#m7 Cdim E7 Just one more word; E D9 Cdim E Cdim E7 C#m7 Cdim E7 I said that I was glad to start out E D9 Cdim E Cdim E7 Fdim A Cdim E A But now I'm back to cry my heart out for just one more chance.
This one was first popularized by Bing Crosby...twice! Bing first recorded "Just One More Chance" May 4, 1931, with the Victor Young Orchestra. It charted for 19 weeks, including two weeks at number one. Bing re-recorded the song for Decca June 9, 1939, and once again it charted for another 5 weeks, reaching as high as number 16. Suggested by recent visitor John BUchholz.