Foolin' MyselfWords & Music by Jack Lawrence & Peter Tinturin
Recorded by Billie Holiday, 1937
A7 D Fdim I tell myself I'm through with love, D F#7 B7 That I'll have nothing more to do with love, G Edim D B7 I stay away, but every day G G/F# Em7 G/B A7 I'm just foolin' my - self. A7 D Fdim I tell myself that I don't care, D F#7 Gdim B7 I shrug my shoulders at the whole affair, G Edim D B7 But they all know it isn't so, Em7 A7/6 D I'm just foolin' myself. Edim B7 Gdim B7 And ev'ry time I pass Cdim Em B7 Em And see his face in the looking glass, B7 Em Cdim E7 A7 Cdim A7 I tip my hat and say "How do you do, you fool? G/B A G/B Cdim A7 You're throwing your life a - way." A7 D Fdim I'm acting gay, I'm acting proud, D F#7 B7 And every time I see you in a crowd, G Edim D B7 I just want to shout out loud Em7 A7/6 D I'm just foolin' myself.
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