Because of You

Words & Music by Arthur Hammerstein & Dudley Wilkinson, 1941
Recorded by Tony Bennett, 1951 (#1 for 11 weeks)



   Cdim     A7   F#m7  (Fm7) Em7 A7    DM7   (D alt   G    D)
Because of you, there's  a  song in my heart;

   Cdim    A7  F#m7 (Fm7) Em7   A7       DM7  (D alt   G    D)
Because of you, my   ro - mance had it's start.

   A7+5    F#m7              B7
Because of you, the sun will shine,

              Em        Cdim        Em
The moon and stars will say you're mine,

   E9        Fdim     Em7
Forever, and never to part.

  Cdim  A7  F#m7 (Fm7) Em7 A7        DM7    G    DM7
I only live for  your love and your kiss;

     A7+5      F#m7       B7  F#m7 Cdim  Em   Cdim  Em
It's par  a - dise to be near you like this.

    G      C#7      D          F#7    Bm7
Because of you, my life is now worthwhile,

           Em7     A7-9    D6
And I can smile because of you.


(Last time)

          Em7    A7-9      D6       D alt   Gm7   DM7
And I can smile because of you.

Written in 1940 for the movie "I Was An American Spy," Bennett's rendition his first hit -- was in the top ten constantly from July through December 1951.


 
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