Because of YouWords & 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.