Words & Music by Hal David & Burt Bacharach
Recorded by Dionne Warwick, 1967

AM7      Bm7-5 AM7  Dalt   D9 
What's it all about, Al - fie?

Bm7-5  AM7  Cdim    F#m      C#m7-5    F#7
 Is it just for the moment we live?

          Bm7       Cdim             AM7    F#m7
What's it all about when you sort it out, Alfie?

D9             Bm7-5      Cdim    Fdim
Are we meant to take more than we give?

Bm7-5 D9           Bm7   E7/9
 Or   are we meant to be kind?

Cdim E7/9	AM7  Bm7-5     AM7  Dalt   D9
And   if  only fools are kind, Al - fie,

Bm7-5   AM7  Cdim      F#m        C#m7-5    F#7
Then I guess that it's wise to be cruel;

       Bm7          Cdim         AM7       F#m7
And if life belongs only to the strong, Alfie,

      D9      Bm7       Cdim  Bm7-5     G#7
What will you lend on an old  Gol - den Rule?

   G#m7    Gdim   Am7  F#m7       B7     C#7        
As sure as  I  believe there's a Heaven above, Alfie,

  G#m7         Gdim           Am7  
I know there's something much more,

F#m7           D9     Cdim  Bm7-5  E7/9 Fdim
Something even non-believers can believe in.

AM7   Bm7-5   AM7  Dalt   D
I  believe in love, Al - fie;

D9          Bm7-5     Fdim   AM7 C#m7-5 F#m
Without true love, we just exist,  Al - fie;

D9        Bm7-5    Fdim     AM7            G#7   F#m7 Fdim  B7
Until you find the love you missed, you're noth - ing, Al - fie;

D9      Bm7-5           Cdim           E7/9
When you walk, let your heart lead the way,

    D9         Bm7-5     E7/9       E7   Cdim  AM7
And you'll find love any day,  Al - fie...Al - fie.

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