I've Got a Crush On You

Words & Music by Ira & George Gershwin, 1930
Recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, 1956

E    A   A9  A    E7 D9      A   E7  A   Cdim  D9  Cdim D9      A
How glad the ma - ny mil - lions of Tim - o - thy's and Wil - liams*

  E   A  D9   Cdim    E    A
Would be    to cap - ture me;

E    A   A9  A   E7    D9      A   E7   A  Cdim  D9 Cdim  D9      A
But you had such per - sis - tance you wore down my  re - sis - tance --

Fdim  C    F  C   G    C
 I  fell, and it was swell.

 E7   E7/6  A       D9        A          D9   E    A
You're my  big and brave and hand - some Ro - me - o;

 D9 E  A     F#m       D9     Bm7-5       E
How I won you I shall nev - er, nev - er know.

E     A   A9    A    E7    D9     A    E7  A  Cdim  D9   Cdim D9    A
It's not that you're at - trac - tive, but oh, my  heart grew ac - tive

Edim B7  Edim B7   D9  E
When you came in - to view.

 E   D9 Edim AM7    Cdim   D9     E7/6
I've got a  crush on you, sweetie pie;

AM7             Cdim         D9     E7/6
All the day and night time, hear me sigh.

  AM7   F#m     Cdim  B7
I never had the least no   -  tion

    E7/6 Cdim  E7  Cdim B7 B7/F#    E7/6     E7  
That  I could fall with so much  e - mo  -  tion.

AM7       Cdim   D9     E7/6
Could you coo, could you care

AM7           Cdim   Bm7      Fdim(III)
For a cunning cottage we could share?

Bm7-5  AM7      C#m7-5    Cdim F#7
 The  world will par - don my mush

 Edim   D9  Bm7-5 Cdim E7/6  Cdim E7/6      D9 AM7
'Cause I've  got   a   crush, my   ba - by, on you.

*Guys singing this song can't pull off the lyrics of Ella's version of the introductory verse unless they're in drag; but fortunately, there's a Frank Sinatra version with alternate words:

How glad the many millions of Annabelles and Lillians would be to capture me
But you had such persistence, you wore down my resistance
I fell and it was swell
I'm your big and brave and handsome Romeo
How I won you I shall never, never know
It's not that you're attractive but, oh, my heart grew active
When you came into view

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