Everything Happens to MeWords & Music by Tom Adair & Matt Dennis
Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1940
Intro Verse: Bm G9 Bm G7 Black cats creep across my path until I'm almost mad; Bm F# G9 I must have roused the devil's wrath Bb7 A 'Cause all my luck is bad. Melody: Em9 A9 F#m7 Gdim I make a date for golf, and you can bet your life it rains; Em7 A+ Am6 B7 I try to give a party, and the guy upstairs complains. Em7 C#m7-5 F#7 Bm7 I guess I'll go thru life just catching colds and missing trains — Em7 A7 D6 Ev'rything happens to me. Em9 A9 F#m7 Gdim I never miss a thing — I've had the measles and the mumps, Em7 A+ Am6 B7 And ev'rytime I play an ace, my partner always trumps. Em7 C#m7-5 F#7 Bm7 I guess I'm just a fool who never looks before he jumps — Em7 A7 D Ev'rything happens to me. Bridge: Am7 D7 G9 G6 At first my heart thought you could break this jinx for me, Am7 D7 G9 G6 That love would turn the trick to end despair; G#m7 C#7 F# F#6 But now I just can't fool this head that thinks for me — Bm7 F# Bm7-5 E7 Em7 A7 I've mortgaged all my castles in the air Em9 A9 F#m7 Gdim I've telegraphed and phoned, and sent an airmail special, too; Em7 A+ Am6 B7 Your answer was "Good bye" and there was even postage due. Em7 C#m7-5 F#7 Bm7 I fell in love just once, and then it had to be with you — Em7 A7 D DM7 B7 Ev'rything happens to me, Em7 A7 D Ev'rything happens to me.