I Get Along Without You Very WellWords & Music by Jane Brown Thompson & Hoagy Carmichael
Recorded by Rosemary Clooney, 1960
D Bm7-5 G A7 D Cdim G/B G D I get along without you very well, of course I do; G G/F# Em7 A7 Em7 G A7 Except when soft rains fall and drip from leaves, then I recall G G/F# Em7 A7 D9 Cdim Bm7-5 A7 The thrill of being sheltered in your arms, of course I do. G E7 A7 D But I get along without you very well. D Bm7-5 G A7 D Cdim G/B G D I've for - got - ten you, just like I should, of course I have; G G/F# Em7 A7 Em7 G A7 Except to hear your name, or someone's laugh that is the same. G G/F# E7 A7 G D But I've forgotten you just like I should. D7 G Gm7 D Bm7 What a guy! What a fool am I Em7 Gm7 A7 D To think my breaking heart could kid the moon. D7 G Gm7 F#7 Bm7 What's in store? Should I 'phone once more? Em7 E7 Em7 G/B A7 No, it's best that I stick to my tune. D Bm7-5 G A7 D Cdim G/B G D I get along without you very well, of course I do; G G/F# Em7 A7 Em7 G G/B A7 Except perhaps in spring...but I should never think of spring, G G/F# E7 A7 G D For that would surely break my heart in two.
Composed by Carmichael several years after being given Mrs. Thompson's unsigned poem by a student at Indiana University. After an extensive search, the author was located but she died the night before the song was introduced by Dick Powell on a network radio program. Sung by Hoagy Carmichael and Jane Russell in the 1952 film "The Las Vegas Story."