In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

Words & Music by David Mann & Bob Hilliard
Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1954
Sung by Carly Simon in the 1993 movie "Sleepless In Seattle"

          C     Dm7         C          Dm7
When the sun is high in the afternoon sky,

        C           Dm7           C    C/B
You can always find something to do;

          Em7      B7            Em7       B7
But from dusk til dawn, as the clock ticks on,

    G     Em7         Dm7    G7   G7/9
Something happens to you.

       C         Dm7            C           Fdim
In the wee small hours of the morning

           C         Am             Dm7    D7/9    G7
While the whole wide world is fast asleep

     F   Cdim       C    C/B       Am
You lie awake and think about the girl 

      D         D7       D7/9      G     D7     G7
And never ever think of counting sheep

            C     Dm7                   C        Dm7
When your lonely heart has learned its lesson

          C      Em7-5 A7sus4        A7
You'd be hers if only   she   would call

       F         Cdim         C  - C/B    A7
In the wee small hours of the mor-ning

            F                G    Fdim   C   Fm  Fdim  C
That's the time you miss her most  of  all.

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