Blame It On My Youth

Words & Music by Edward Heyman & Oscar Levant
Recorded by Nat King Cole, 1956

   C     G7    C         Dm7     Am      Dm7             G7   
If I expected love when first we kissed, blame it on my youth.

   Dm            Dm+7   Dm7         C      G7      C7  
If only just for you did I exist, blame it on my youth.

F             Dm7       G7 C      G7         E7
I believed in everything,  like a child of three.

Dm        Dm+7      Am       Am7/G Dm7     Bb9      G7
You meant more than anything,      all the world to me.

   C        G7    C         Dm7       Am    Dm7             G7
If you were on my mind both night and day, blame it on my youth.

  Dm           Dm7      G         C     Am      G7     C7
If I forgot to eat and sleep and pray, blame it on my youth.

    F            Em              F        Dm7        Fdim   E7
And if I cried a little bit when first I learned the truth,

      F       Edim    Dm7   Fdim     G7     C
Don't blame it on my heart, blame it on my youth.

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