The Blues Is All I Ever HadWords & Music by Bobby Troup
Recorded by Julie London, 1957
Intro: ||: E - D9 :|| E D9 E D9 Some folks always seem to find the good things, E Bm7-5 E7 Other folks get mixed up with the bad; A Edim E C#m7 Don't ask me what I know about the good things -- AM7 F#m B7 E7 The blues is all I ever had. E D9 E D9 To some, the earth's a world of friendly faces, E Bm7-5 E7 For those lucky few, I'm awful glad; A Edim E C#m7 My world's been a string of second places -- AM7 F#m B7 E7 The blues is all I ever had. Am7 Cdim G Em7 When I first met him, I thought that maybe Am7 Cdim G He could change this lonely life I led; C Cm Cm7-5 C Am When he smiled and said, "I love you, baby," Silly girl, I b'lieved each word he said. E D9 E D9 Guess it's time for me to say "good bye" now -- E Bm7-5 E7 Didn't mean to leave you feelin' sad. A Edim E C#m7 Since he's gone, what is there left to try now? AM7 F#m B7 C E7 The blues is all I ev - er had.