I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles

Words & Music by Jaan Kenbrovin* and John William Kellette
Recorded by Artie Shaw, 1950

A           E7       A
I'm forever blowing bubbles,

D             Cdim     A
Pretty bubbles in the air,

D            A     D                A
They fly so high, nearly reach the sky,

B7           Cdim       Bm7-5      E7
Then like my dreams they fade and die.

A         F#7     C#7
Fortune's always hiding,

F#m        Bm7-5   E7
I've looked everywhere,

A            E7      A       A7
I'm forever blowing bubbles,

Cdim    E7    Bm7-5 E7   A
Pretty bubbles  in  the air. 

* Information I found at http://www.bubbleblowers.com/music/Music.html provided the following clarification on authorship:

In 1919, when the song was written, James Kendis, James Brockman, and Nat Vincent all had separate contracts with publishers that led them to conflate their names into Jaan Kenbrovin for credit on I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles.

This song has two verses to which I have lyrics (also found at the URL shown above) but I've yet to find an audio source to transcribe for them, so I'm going here with just the refrain (which is all most people today know of the song anyway.)

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.