Goodbye To Love

Words & Music by John Bettis & Richard Carpenter
Recorded by The Carpenters, 1972 (#7)

E7   Fdim        A9     A
I'll say good - bye to love;

D9           E7                A       AM7
No one ever cared if I should live or die.

D9            E7        Fdim       C#7               F#m
Time and time again the chance for love has passed me by;

    B7    A               D9     Dm6      A   AM7
And all I know of love is how to live without it --

  C#7                 F#m B7
I just can't seem to find it.

A        AM7     D9     E7      A       AM7   E7 
So I've made my mind up I must live my life alone;

      A        AM7      D9   E7      A         AM7     E7
And though it's not the easy way, I guess I've always known

    (E7)      Fdim     A9     A
I'd say good - bye to love.

D9             E7                A       AM7
There are no tomorrows for this heart of mine;

D9               E7        Fdim    C#7      F#m
Surely time will lose these bitter memories and I'll 

B7                  A            D9      Dm6     A   AM7
Find that there is someone to believe in and to live for, 

C#7                F#m B7
Something I could live for.

A        AM7     D9      E7           A       AM7       E7
All the years of useless search have fin'ly reached an end

A      AM7     D9     E7       A     AM7    E7
Loneliness and empty days will be my only friend

          F#m          AM7                  D9          E7sus4   E7
From this day, love is forgotten -- I'll go on as best I can.

Instrumental Interlude: First 5 lines of verse

D         D6      G    G/E    D      D6     A
What lies in the future is a mystery to us all

A      AM7     D9      E7      A       AM7      E7
No one can predict the wheel of fortune as it falls

C                F        Dm7     C        Am          G
There may come a time when I will see that I've been wrong,

         C              G        G9      Dm7      C
But for now this is my song, and it's goodbye to love

             G9       C
I'll say goodbye to love.

Instrumental Coda:

||: C - C7 | F9 - F | Fm - C | FM7 - G7 :||

Last Time:

| C - C7 | F9 - F | Fm - C | FM7-G7   C |

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