AgainWords & Music by Dorcas Cochran & Lionel Newman
Recorded by Doris Day, 1949 (#2)*
D7 G G/B Em Am7 D9 Am7 G Bm7 Again, this couldn't happen a - gain Am7 D9 Am7 G6 Edim This is that once in a lifetime Am7 D7/9 Cm7-5 G G/B Em Am7 D7 This is the thrill di - vine D7+5 G G/B Em Am7 D9 Am7 G Bm7 What's more, this never happened be - fore Am7 D9 Am7 G6 Edim Though I have prayed for a lifetime Am7 C#m7-5 G B7 Am7 (Cdim?) That such as you would suddenly be mine Bridge: CM7 CM7/6 Cm7-5 D7 G B7 Dm7 G7 Mine to hold as I'm holding you now, and yet never so near; CM7 CM7/6 Cm7-5 D7 Am7 Am7alt Mine to have when the now and the here disappear. D9 Am7 D+ What matters, dear, for G G/B Em Am7 D9 Am7 G Bm7 When this doesn't happen a - gain, Am7 D9 Am7 G6 Edim We'll have this mo - ment forever, Am7 D9 Cdim D7 G But never, never a - gain.
This song was covered by numerous artists in 1949, and six other competing versions reached the charts: Gordon Jenkins #2); Mel Torme (#3); Vic Damone (#6); Tommy Dorsey (#6); Art Moony (#7); and Vera Lynn (#23).