I'll Be Around

Words & Music by Alex Wilder
Recorded by The Mills Brothers, 1958

C    C/B  Am7  Am7/G
I'll be around,

          Dm  Dm+7      Dm7      G
No matter how      you treat me now --

CM7  Am7 CM7  Dm7   G7      C   Gdim  Dm7  G7
I'll be  a - round from now on.

C    C/B       Am7  Am7/G
Your la - test love

          Dm  Dm+7     Dm7      G
Can never last,   and when its past,

CM7  Am7 CM7  Dm7   G7       C    Fdim  C  CM7 
I'll be  a - round when he's gone.


     C#7   Gm7  C7   Gm7
Good-bye   a - gain, 

    C#7    Gm7     C7  Edim  FM7
And if you find a love like mine 

     G#7  D7 G7/6  G7
Just now and then, 

    C     Edim               Dm7     Fdim
Oh drop a line to say you're feeling fine

     C    C/B      Am7  Am7/G
And when things go wrong,

               Dm  Dm+7       Dm7       G
Perhaps you'll see     you're meant for me,

   CM7  Am7 CM7  Dm7   G7       C
So I'll be  a - round when he's gone.

In some respects, this one reminds me a lot of another Mills Brothers tune on this site -- "Til Then." Both are very laid-back ballads, done in arrangements which are almost Spartan in their simplicity, and both feature bridges with just a dash of the unexpected in the melody line.

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.