Love's Been Good To MeWords & Music by Rod McKuen
Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1969 (#75)
Refrain: C Dm7 G7 Dm7 G7 C I have been a rover, I have walked a - lone; C Dm7 G7 Dm7 G7 C Hiked a hundred highways, never found a home. C CM7 CM7/6 G7 Am Am7 F Em Dm7 G7 Still in all I'm happy -- the reason is, you see, C C7 F Bb9 C G7 Fdim C Once in a while along the way, love's been good to me. C Dm7 G7 Dm7 G7 C C/B There was a girl in Denver before the summer storm; Am A9 Am Am7 Em Am F G7 Oh, her eyes were tender, oh, her arms were warm. G Am7 G/B C C/B Asus4 Am F Fm Bb9 And she could smile away the thun - der, kiss away the rain -- C C7 F Bb9 C G7 C Even though she's gone away, you won't hear me complain Repeat Refrain: C Dm7 G7 Dm7 G7 C C/B There was a girl in Portland. before the winter chill; Am A9 Am Am7 Em Am F G7 We used to go a-courtin' along October hill. G Am7 G/B C C/B Asus4 Am F Fm Bb9 And she could laugh away the dark clouds, cry away the snow -- C C7 F Bb9 C G7 C It seems like only yesterday as down the road I go. Repeat Refrain:
I recently posted this chart in one of the guitar tablature newsgroups, in response to a request I found there. Boy, did it bring back memories. Rod McKuen almost single-handedly invented the concept of "sensitive guy" back in the latter 60s, and had a lucrative, though somewhat brief, career as a poet. He recorded this one, too -- unfortunately, his voice did it no favors.