Once In A WhileWords & Music by Bud Green & Michael Edwards, 1937
Recorded by The Chimes, 1960; Featured in the movie "I'll Get By," 1950
C G Am7 Once in a while, G Em B+ A7 Gdim Will you try to give one little thought to me, Dm Dm+7 Dm7 G7 Though somebody else may be Fdim C Gdim Dm7 G7 Nearer your heart? C G Am7 Once in a while, G Em B+ A7 Gdim Will you dream of the moments I shared with you, Dm Dm+7 Dm7 G7 Moments before we two Fdim C Fdim C C/B Drifted apart. Bridge: E C#m7-5 F#m7 B7 In love's smoldering ember, E C#m7-5 F#m7 B7 One spark can remain; E C#m7-5 F#m7 B7 If love still can remember, E Edim Dm7 Fdim That spark may burn again. C G Am7 I know that I'll G Em B+ A7 Gdim Be contented with yesterday's mem - o - ry, Dm Dm+7 Dm7 G7 Knowing you think of me Fdim C C/B A7 A-9 A7 Once in a while, Dm Dm+7 Dm7 G7 Knowing you think of me Dm7 Dm7-5 Fdim C C/B Am7 Am7/G Dm7 Dm7-5 Fdim C Once in a while.
Special thanks to fellow music fan Norm B. for catching my previous incorrect key change into the bridge, and for suggesting most of the alternative version that this chart now uses.