Just One Of Those Things

Words & Music by Cole Porter
Recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, 1956

B7      Em  B+  Em7     Em6    B7
It was just     one of those things,

G    Em7           C     Cdim      
Just one of those crazy flings,

G6   G/F#       E7        C   Am7     Cdim
One  of those bells that now and then rings,

G6   Em     F#m     B7
Just one of those things.

B7      Em  B+  Em7     Em6    B7
It was just     one of those nights,

G    Em7     G/B    C       Cdim
Just one of those fabulous flights,

  G6          E7     C  Am7    Cdim
A trip to the moon on gossamer wings, 

G6   G/F# Em7     Am7   B7
Just      one of those things.


Am        Am+7    Am7 Am6    B7
If we'd thought a bit of the end of it 

          G     G/F#     Em   B7
When we started painting the town,

C         C/B   Am7  Am7/G    Gdim A-9  A7 
We'd have been aware that our love af - fair 

    C   C/B Am      Am7  B7
Was too hot not to cool down. 

B7      Em  B+  Em7      Em6  B7
So, goodbye,    dear, and a - men! 

G      G7         C           Cdim
Here's hoping we meet now and then.

        G    E7               C  Cdim     D9     G
It was great fun, but it was just one of those things!

I listened to this one over and over, and have pretty much come to the conclusion that it can be played in a pretty wide variety of ways...which, I suppose, is my way of saying "Don't get too attached to this arrangement -- you can use it as a starting point and have a great time working in the variations you're most comfortable with."

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.