(I Love You) For Sentimental ReasonsWords & Music by Deek Watson & William Best
Recorded by Nat "King" Cole*, 1946 (#1 for 6 weeks)
A7+5 D D9 G A7 A7+5 D D9 G I love you for sen - ti - men - tal reasons F#7 Bm Bm+7 G I hope you do believe me A7 A7+5 D Cdim Em7 A7 I'll give you my heart A7+5 D D9 G A7 A7+5 D D9 G I love you and you alone were meant for me F#7 Bm Bm+7 G Please give your loving heart to me A7 A7+5 D Gdim D D7 And say we'll never part Bridge: Em7 A7 D D9 I think of you every morning Em7 A7 D D9 Dream of you every night Em7 A7 D D9 Darling, I'm never lonely G Em7 A7 Whenever you are in sight A7+5 D D9 G A7 A7+5 D D9 G I love you for sen - ti - men - tal reasons F#7 Bm Bm+7 G I hope you do believe me A7 A7+5 D Cdim Em7 A7 A7+5 D6 I'll give you my heart
*This song has been recorded often, and has often charted. Within one year of Cole's version reaching number one, it was recorded successfully by Dina Shore and Eddie Howard (both reached #2), by Charlie Spivak (#5), by Ella Fitzgerald (#8) and by Art Kassell (#15.) It was revived in 1958 when Sam Cooke reached (#17).