Good Morning, Heartache

Words & Music by Dan Fisher, Ervin Drake & Irene Higginbotham
Recorded by Billie Holiday, 1944

Bm                         Bm7/E
Goodmorning heartache, you old gloomy sight;

E                                 Bm       D6       Fdim
Goodmorning heartache, thought we said goodbye last night.

F#m           Am             G#m7            Gm7 
I turned and tossed until it seemed you had gone;

F#m7         Bm7          E7/9     B9
But here you are with the dawn.

Bm                       Bm7/E
Wish I'd forget you, but you're here to stay;

E                          Bm    D6  Fdim
It seems I met you when my love went away.

F#m       Am             G#m7      Gm7
Now every day I start by saying to you,

  F#m7         Bm7        Cdim   E
"Good morning, Heartache, what's new?"


G#7              C#m  G#7             C#      C#7  F#m
Stop haunting me now; can't shake you no how.

C#m7 F#7        B
Just leave me alone

B7    Gm7       F7           Bm7             E7
I've got those Monday blues straight through Sunday blues.

Bm                    Bm7/E
Goodmorning heartache; here we go again.

E                                 Bm       D6     Fdim
Goodmorning heartache, you're the one who knew me when.

F#m                Am         G#m7      Gm7
Might as well get used to you hangin' around

F#m7         F7        Fdim  E6
Goodmorning heartache...sit down.

The attribution to Holiday here is more honorary than accurate; this chart owes far more to a Nancy Wilson version whose origins I don't know in sufficient detail to cite. Thanks to recent visitor Bob Ford for the suggestion.

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.