Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye

Words & Music by Cole Porter, 1944
Recorded by Benny Goodman Quintet, 1945 (#12), vocal by Peggy Mann
From "Seven Lively Arts"

D     Bm       D      Bm     Em7     A7
Ev'ry time we say goodbye, I die a little.

D      A7  F  A7       D  D7        Gm
Ev'ry time we say goodbye, I wonder why a little,

D      Fdim   Gm6  A7      Am      D7      G
Why the gods above me, who must be in the know,

Gm             D+5 D      Fdim          A7
Think so little of me they allow you to go.

D            Bm    D      Bm      D  Bm   E7     A7
When you're near there's such an air of spring about it,

D      A7  F  A7       D    D7        G     Gm
I can hear a lark somewhere begin to sing about it.

D          Fdim      Gm   A7
There's no love song fi - ner,

        D7           G          Gm
But how strange the change from major to minor 

D      B7  E7     G   A7     D
Ev'ry time    we say good - bye.

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