Love Is The Tender Trap

Words & Music by Sammy Cahn & Jimmy Van Heusen
Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1959
From the 1959 movie "The Tender Trap"

B7 E6                     Fdim(III)
Ya see a pair of laughing eyes,

    F#m7                    B7
And suddenly you're sighing sighs.

You're thinkin' nothin's wrong,

    A             Am7       C#7   F#7
You string along, boy, then SNAP!

Fdim(III) A    C#7    Am7 
  Those  eyes, those sighs, 

Fdim(III) A           Am7  Cdim   E
 They're  part of the ten - der trap.

B7      E6                     Fdim(III)
You're hand in hand beneath the trees,

    F#m7                        B7
And soon there's music in the breeze.

You're actin' kind of smug

   A             Am7       C#7   F#7
Until your heart just goes WHAP!

Fdim(III) A    C#7    Am7 
 Those  trees, that  breeze, 

Fdim(III)  A   Am7    B7   Cdim   E
 They're  part of the ten - der trap.


E    E7      A              Am7/6  Cdim     C#m
Some starry night, when her kisses make you tingle,

C#7              A               Am7/6    Cdim    C#7   F#7 Cdim  B7 
She'll hold you tight and you'll hate yourself for be - ing sin - gle.

B7   E6                   Fdim(III)
And all at once it seems so nice,

    F#m7                         B7
The folks are throwin' shoes and rice.

     E7/9                  A          Am7    C#7   F#7

You hurry to a spot that's just a dot on the map.

   Fdim(III) A            C#7       Am7 
You wonder how,  but it's too  late now 

Fdim(III) A       Am7      B7        Cdim    B7   E
  You    fell in love and love is the ten - der trap.

*Suggested by frequent visitor and contributor Bob A.

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