How Does It FeelWords & Music by Joe Sherman & George David Weiss
Recorded by Nat King Cole Trio, 1945
D Dalt G D G D Bm7 C#m7-5 Gdim F#7 How does it feel when you find that your dreams are through? CM7 G/B Am7 CM7 E7 Bm7-5 E7-9 Fdim E7 How does it feel when you know that the laugh's on you? G9 Em7 B7 Edim Thought you were smart for breaking my heart D9 Em7 D6 Fdim DM7 When you took that ex - it bow; Cdim(IV) C#7 B7 Cdim(IV) C#7 B7 G A Em7 Cdim A7 Someone you met has made you forget, so who's the smart one now? D Dalt G D G A D Bm7 C#m7-5 Gdim F#7 How does it feel when you find that your big ro - mance CM7 G/B Am7 CM7 E7 Bm7-5 E7-9 Fdim E7 Was - n't so real,it was only a song and dance? G9 Em7 B7 Edim Maybe it's fun to kiss and then run D9 Em7 D6 Fdim F#7 And hurt some - bod - y too; First Time: E7/9 Bm7-5 E7/9 But how does it feel A6/7/9 Em7/9 A6/7/9 G/B Edim D B7 Em7 Edim Now that it's hap - pened to you? Last Time: E7/9 Bm7-5 E7/9 A6/7/9 Em7/9 A6/7/9 G/B Edim D But how does it feel now that it's hap - pened to F#7 Gdim F#7 B7 Cdim B7 B7/F# How does it feel, now that it's happened, E7/9 Bm7-5 E7/9 But how does it feel A6/7/9 Em7/9 A6/7/9 G/B Edim D B7 Em7 - G/B A7 - Edim Dalt Now that it's hap - pened to you?
*Requested by recent visitor Dave Osborne. This chart, though citing Nat King Cole's 1945 recording, is actually a synthesis of multiple versions, including Carmen McRae's take (from 1983, I believe) but isn't entirely true to any of them. In particular, I don't think any musician in his or her right mind would try to include every chord I've shown here, especially if they're playing accompaniment to a vocal; however, since the song itself is fairly short, the use of an instrumental interlude seems almost mandatory -- whacha gonna do, sing the whole thing through three times? I don't think so. So I tried to come up with an accompaniment that could serve to replicate the melody -- which with this song, gets more intricate than you'd think at first listen.
This is a song that actually drove me to go looking for the sheet music to figure out what the heck they're doing after the second line of the first verse -- but I couldn't find sheet music, ANYWHERE, so I finally just took a shot. If you've got a better way to get from that point to "who's the smart one now" I'd love to take a look at it.
Another interesting bit of trivia: McRae's recording credit's authorship to Cole himself, but every release of Cole's recording(s) of the song that I have found credit authorship to the individuals I've shown here.