That's Life

Words & Music by Dean Kay & Kelly Gordon
Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1966

(D7)    G                  B7
That's life - that's what all the people say;

        Em7                  A7
You're ridin' high in April, shot down in May.

        G            CM7    Bm7-5 Em7
But I know I'm gonna change that tune

          A9     Am7      D9   D+
When I'm back on top in June.

        G   B7
That's life - funny as it seems,

Em7                         A7
Some people get their kicks steppin' on a dream;

    G             F#m7 F7  Em
But I don't let it get me down,

        A9                   D9     G
'Cause this old world keeps goin' round.


I've been a puppet a pauper, a pirate, a poet, 

A pawn and a king,

I've been up and down and over and out 

And I've learned one thing:

Each time I find myself flat on my face,

  D7                     D9           D+
I pick myself up and get back in the race.

        G    B7
That's life - I can't deny it,

Em7                            A7
I thought of quittin', but my heart just won't buy it.

G             G/F#        Bm7-5    E      
If I  didn't think it was worth a try

     A-9    A7          D+  D7        G     G/F#    Em   Edim    D7
I'd roll myself up in a big ball and die.

(Last Time)

    A-9         A  A7   D+  D7        G  Am7 alt  Gdim  A7  G6
I'd roll myself up in a big ball and die.

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