Make Someone Happy

Words & Music by Betty Comden, Adolph Green & Jule Styne
Recorded by Tony Bennett, 1976
Revived by Jimmy Durante in the 1993 movie "Sleepless In Seattle"

D     D+5  D6         DM7
Make          someone happy,

D     D+5     D6         DM7
Make just one    someone happy;

C       C/B      Am7     Am7/G       C  Cdim
Make   just one heart the heart you sing to.

G   G+5   G6             GM7
One           smile that cheers you,

Gm7               Gdim          Edim  A7-9
   One face that lights when it nears you,

D   D+5  D6       F#m7         Em7  Edim
One girl    you're ev' - ry - thing  to.

D     D+5  D6        DM7
Fame          if you win it,

D     D+5    D6        DM7
Comes    and goes in a minute.

C       C/B     Am7          Am7/G     C   Cdim
Where's    the real stuff in life to cling  to?

G   G+5   G6         GM7
Love          is the answer,

Gm7   Gdim    Edim        A7-9
   Someone to love is the answer.

 D   D6      DM7  B9   Bm          Bm7    F#m7 B9 
Once you've found her, build your world around her.

Em   B+   Em7        A7+5   A7
Make          someone hap - py, 

DM7      D6       F#m7    B7
    Make just one someone happy,

    Em7  Em7-5* A7        Gdim  A7/6**  D   D+5  D6   DM7 - D6  D 
And you            will be hap -  py,  too.

The chords in the last line can be played a couple of ways, but I like the sound of the Em7-5 being played x6767x and the A7/6 as 004020. Since they are fundamentally the same chord, the Gdim which follows them can be either xx2323 as I typically play it, or a typical Edim 012020.

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.