You Were Meant For MeWords & Music by Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown
Recorded by Gene Kelly, 1952
From the movie "Singin' In The Rain"*
Em7 A7 G/B A7/9 D D6 B7 You were meant for me, Em7 A7 G/B A7/9 D D6 Cdim I was meant for you. B7 F#7 D9 D6 Bm7-5 E7 Na - ture patterned you, and when she was done, Em7 A7 G/B A7 You were all the sweet things Bm7-5 Cdim A7 Rolled up in one. Em7 G/B A7 Em7 A7 G/B A7/9 D D6 B7 You're like a plain - tive mel - o - dy Cdim Em7 A7 G/B A7/9 F#7 That nev - er lets me free, Cdim B7 For I'm content -- the Em7 Bm7-5 Edim Cdim Em7 Cdim An - gels must have sent you and they First Time: Em7 A7 G/B Gdim D Fdim Em7 A7+5 Meant you just for me. Last Time: Em7 A7 G/B Gdim D Meant you just for me.
Though widely known for its inclusion in this landmark movie, this song has its roots in another movie made more than 20 years earlier; it was one of the top hits of the the 1929 movie "The Broadway Melody." The main reason for its reappearance: co-writer Arthur Freed later became head of the musical section of MGM studios and recycled many of his own earlier hits. And who can blame him? They were great tunes.