Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Words & Music by Turk & Handman
Recorded by Leon Redbone, 1988


   D9            A             D9            A
Tonight I'm downhearted, for though we have parted

  F#m         Bm7-5        A
I love you and  I  always will

    Bm                        E7
And while I'm so lonely, I'm writing you only

   D9          B7           E7
To see if you care for me still.


E7      A           AM7          C#m7       A6
Are you lonesome tonight, do you miss me tonight

        F#m      Edim      Bm   Bm7/E
Are you sorry we drifted apart?

          D9      E7        Fdim         Bm7-5
Does your memory stray to a bright summer day

       D9             Fdim        E7       A
When I kissed you and called you "sweetheart"?

         A7                        D         D6
Do the chairs in your parlor seem empty and bare

        B7                       E7
Do you gaze at you doorstep and picture me there?

         A9               AM7            B7
Is your heart filled with pain, shall I come back again

          D9            E7      D9  A
Tell me, Dear, are you lonesome tonight?

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