Its A Sin To Tell A LieWords & Music by Billy Mayhew, 1933
Recorded by The Ink Spots, 1956
D7 D+5 Am7 G D+ Cdim G6 6 Be sure it's true when you say I love you D7 G B7 Cdim C E7 Am7 It's a sin to tell a lie D7 Am7 D7 F#7 G Millions of hearts have been bro - ken A7 Em7 A7 Em7 Am7 Cdim D7 Just because these words were spo - ken D+ G D+ Cdim G6 G I love you, yes I do, I love you D7 G B7 Cdim C E7 Am7 If you break my heart I'll die D7 C C/B Am7 Cm G Bm7-5 E7 So be sure it's true when you say I love you Cdim A7 Cdim D7 Cdim G It's a sin to tell a lie. G Em7 D+ D7 Cross my heart and I hope to die G D Am7 G/B G Am7 G I'll never, never, ever tell another white lie D+ G Em7 B7 Took a little doll out on a date last night C C/B Am7 Am7/G Next to her, Gravel Gertie would have looked all right D Am7 D9 Am7 D Am7 D7 Now I'm between the devil and the deep blue sea G6 Edim Am7 G6 'Cause I said "Baby, you look good to me." A7 Em7 A7 Gdim I told her I loved her but, oh, how I lied, D Am7 D9 Am7 D Am7 D7 And now she's gettin' set to be my blushin' bride. D+ G Em7 D+ Cdim G Am7 G If she leads me to the altar, then I'm sunk, D7 G G+7 G7 G C C/B Am7 'Cause I can't tell the preacher I was drunk (dead drunk) C C/B Am7 Cm So Lord have mercy on a no 'count sinner, G+7 G B7 E7 Give me one more chance to let another guy win her -- C C/B Am7 D7 Cross my heart and I hope to die. G D Am7 G/B G Am7 G I'll never, never, ever tell another white lie, G7 C C/B D D7 G I'll never tell another white lie.
Adapted from an arrangement sent in by Mal Ginn. The second half, however is from Somethin' Smith and the Redheads' 1955 version