Bye Bye BlackbirdWords & Music by Ray Henderson & Mort Dixon, 1926
Recorded by Eddie Cantor, 1953*
A A7sus4 A Pack up all my cares and woe, E6 E A9 A Here I go, singin' low -- A Bm7-5 A E7 Bye bye blackbird. E7 Where somebody waits for me, E7 E7/6 E7 Sugar's sweet, and so is she -- E7 E7/6 E7 A AM7 Bye bye blackbird. Bridge: C#7 C#m7-5 C#7 G7 F#7 No one here can love or understand me; B7 Bm7-5 B7 F7 E7 Oh what hard luck stories they all hand me. A A7sus4 A Make my bed and light the light, E7/6 E7 F#7 I'll arrive late tonight -- D9 E7 A F#7 D9 Bm7-5 E7 A Blackbird, bye bye, blackbird, bye bye.
*Cantor actually dubbed the song for the actor who portrayed him (Keefe Brasselle) in The Eddie Cantor Story. Joe Cocker's bluesy 1993 rendition in the movie "Sleepless In Seattle" gave it a whole new life.