What Will I Tell My HeartWords & Music by Irving Gordon, Jack Lawrence & Peter Tinturin
Recorded by Eddy Howard, 1951
Cdim A E7 A Am A7/9 A7 I'll try to explain to friends, dear, A D6 Bm7 Dm6 The reason we two are apart. A F#m C#m7 Gdim B7 I know what to tell our friends, dear, E7/6 Edim E7/6 A6 Fdim E7 But what can I tell my heart? Cdim A E7 A Am A7/9 A7 It's ea - sy to say to strangers A D6 Bm7 Dm6 That we played a game from the start; A F#m C#m7 Gdim D B7 It's ea - sy to lie to strangers, E7/6 Edim E7/6 E D9 Bm7-5 A But why tell a lie to your heart? Bridge: A Am A7/9 A Am A7/9 A When I smile to hide all the tears inside, Edim A7 D Em7 Edim A7 D What an ache it will bring; Gdim B7 B7/F# Gdim B7 B7/F# Then I'll wander home to a telephone E A Gdim Cdim That forgot how to ring. A E7 A Am A7/9 A7 I could say you'll soon be back, dear, A D6 Bm7 Dm6 To fool the whole town may be smart; A F#m C#m7 Gdim B7 I'll tell them you'll soon be back, dear, E7/6 Edim E7/6 E A D9 Bm7-5 A But what can I tell my heart?