I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With YouWords & Music by Bing Crosby, Ned Washington & Victor Young
Recorded by Frank Sinatra*, 1946
E7 A F#m E7-9 I need your love so badly, A7 Gdim Cdim Fdim I love you, oh, so madly, E7 A F#m DM7 Cdim E7 E7-9 A But I don't stand a ghost of a chance with you! E7 A F#m E7-9 I thought at last I'd found you AM7 Gdim Cdim Fdim But other loves sur - round you, E7 A F#m DM7 Cdim E7 Fdim A Ab - A - A6 Ab - A - A7/6 And I don't stand a ghost of a chance with you. Bridge: D Em7 A7 D E7 Fdim E7-9 A6 F#m A7 A7/6 If you'd sur - ren - der just for a ten - der kiss or two, F#m B7 Cdim D9 E D9 You might dis - cov - er that I'm the lov - er meant for you, E7-9 Fdim And I'd be true, E7 A F#m E7-9 But what's the good of scheming, AM7 Gdim Cdim Fdim I know I must be dreaming E7 A F#m DM7 Cdim E7 Fdim A For I don't stand a ghost of a chance with you.
*Sinatra recorded this song at least twice; the date shown here is the first of the two, and came from the very first Frank Sinatra album released under his own name. While I was at least vaguely aware that the song was initially popularized by Bing Crosby, I was blissfully unaware that he had also co-written the lyrics, discovering the fact only when I went looking for authorship information to include on the chart.
Suggested by recent visitor John Walker.