Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady

Words & Music by Harriet Schock
Recorded by Helen Reddy, 1975 (#8)

   C                C/B            Am7         Dm7  G7 
I guess it was yourself you were involved with;

C             C7          F    Bb9
I would have sworn it was me.

  C                     C/B
I might have found out sooner if

      Am          Am7/G           F
You'd only let me close enough to see.


Dm7           G7              CM7
That ain't no way to treat a lady,

   Am                Dm7        G7           C     C/B  Am7  Am7/G
No way to treat your baby, your woman, your friend;

Dm7           G7              CM7     Am
That ain't no way to treat a lady, no way --

    Dm7          G7             C
But maybe it's a way for us to end.

C          C/B        Am7     Dm7  G7
I was only bein' a picture

C             C7       F    Bb9
With all the colors I know,

      C             C/B
While you were busy looking into 

Am        Am7/G        F
Wide blue mirrors and lovin' the show.

Repeat Refrain:


           Am            Am+7       Am7         D9
There's a funny kind of consolation keepin' me sane,

        G               G/F#               C          Cm
And I'd really like to share it; crawl on deep in my brain.

               G             G/F#    Em            B+
You see, the time you never felt me lovin' you or needin' you

   C           Am       D           Am7  D               G    Am7 G/B
So leavin' you now you still won't know how to feel the pain

C            C/B         Am7     Dm7  G7
I was lookin' out for my happiness

C                C7       F    Bb9
While you were looking within
       C                 C/B
And before you know your own reflection

Am                    Am7/G           F
Always starts to tire you and it's happened again

Repeat Refrain:

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