Tell Me Why

Words & Music by Al Alberts & Marty Gold*
Recorded by The Four Aces

A7/6    D9   D          DM7       D7
Tell me why,   though I try to forget,

        G9  G        Gm           Gdim
Tell me why,   why I think of you yet.

   D  DM7      B7
I know   I'll never be free 

E        E7          Em7      D7
What has happened to me?

A7/6    D9   D          DM7          D7
Tell me why,    when we danced until three,

        G9   G         Gm            Gdim
Tell me why,    why my heart couldn't see.

   D    DM7           B7
I never dreamed of romance,

E7      A7         D
  Never gave it a chance.


       Am7      D7       G
When I think of how you looked that day,

         Am7    D7       G9
In your gown of silk and lace;

            Bm7-5    E7        A  AM7 F#m
Should have known the day you came my way

     Bm7-5      E7             Em7     A7/6
That this is the time and the place.

A7/6    D9  D         DM7        D7
Tell me why    I keep fooling my heart

        G9   G        Gm            Gdim
When I know    it was love from the start.

  D           DM7      B7
Why don't we give it a try?

E7     A7            D     DM7   D7   D7/F#
If you know, tell me why.

Last Time:

E7     A7             Am7  B7  Em9      A7/6    D     D6
If you know, tell me why,      tell me, tell me why.

*Lyricist Al Alberts was the leader and soloist for the The Four Aces, who recorded the song. His writing partner, Marty Gold, was a member of a competing group -- The Three Suns.

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.