Pass Me By

Words & Music by Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh
Recorded by Peggy Lee, 1965 (#93)
Performed in the 1964 movie "Father Goose" by Digby Wolfe

E7 Cdim Fdim(III)  A   E7   F#m C#m7-5 D9       Cdim     A
I  got     me     ten fine toes  to   wig - gle in the sand

 D9    Bm7-5      A     F#m   D9    Cdim       E7
Lots of  i - dle fing - ers snap to my com - mand

  Fdim   E7  D9     Cdim      Bm7-5    Cdim      E7
A love - ly pair of heels that kick to beat the band

 D9   Cdim Bm7-5   E7  A         F#m     D9        E7
Con - tem - pla - tin' na - ture can be fas - ci - na - tin'

A   E7 F#m   C#m7-5  D9      Cdim     A    E7
Add to these   a    nose that  I can thumb

D9    Cdim       A    A7 Dalt   D6
And a mouth, by gum, have I

   Bm7-5     D6       Fdim(III) B7      A   Fdim          F#7
To tell the whole darn  world   "If ya don't hap - pen to like it,

C#m7-5    D9  Cdim    Bm7-5       E7/6 E7 A    A7    
 Deal me out, thank ya kind - ly, pass me by"

        D9  Fdim(III) Cdim    A  C#m7-5  F#7
Pass me by,           pass me by
B7    Bm   Bm7/E         E7/9 E7  E7/6 E7  A
If ya don't hap - pen to like it, pass me by.

*Lyrics transcribed by Ron Hontz (

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.