The Second Time Around

Words & Music by Sammy Cahn & James Van Heusen
Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1961 (#50)

  G+     C           C/B    Am7  Cdim    Dm7
Love is lovelier the second time around,

 G7     CM7    CM7/6      C        C/B     Bm7-5    E7
Just as won-der-ful with both feet on the ground.

          Am              C7                   F
It's that second time you hear your love song sung;

          Am                  D7
Makes you think perhaps that love, like youth,

     G    D7     G7
Is wasted on the young.

        G+    C      C/B     Am7    Cdim     Dm7
Love's more comf'ter'ble the second time you fall,

 G7     CM7     CM7/6     C      C/B     Bm7-5   E7
Like a friendly home the second time you call.

 Am                C7            F   A7      D7
Who can say what lead us to this miracle we found?

Cdim       Dm7           G7        Fdim    Bm7-5       E7  A7
There are those who bet      love comes but once, and yet,

    Am7    D7             Dm7        Fdim   C    Cdim    Dm7    G7
I'm oh so glad we met the second time a - round.

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