Heartaches By The NumberWords & Music by Harlan Howard
Recorded by Guy Mitchell, 1959 (#1)
Refrain: D D7 G G/F# E7 Heartaches by the number, troubles by the score; A A7 A A7 D Every day you love me less, each day I love you more. D D7 G G/F# E7 Heartaches by the number, a love that I can't win... A A7 But the day that I stop countin', A A7 D That's the day my world will end. D D7 G G/F# Heartache number one was when you left me; A A7 D I never knew that I could hurt that way. D D7 G G/F# Em And heartache number two was when you came back again-- A A7 D A You came back, but never meant to stay. Now I've got Repeat Refrain: Heartache number three was when you called me And said that you were comin' back to stay; With hopeful heart I waited for your knock on my door-- I waited, but you must have lost your way. Yes, I've got Repeat Refrain: Coda: A A7 But the day that I stop countin', A G A7 Gdim D That's the day my world will end.