Words & Music by Mack Gordon & Edmund Goulding
Recorded by The Pied Pipers, 1947

G/B  Am7 Cdim  G6           D6   D9   G6
A   small ca - fe, Mam' - selle,

G/B Am7   Cdim   GM7           C9   Bm7
Our ren - dez - vous, Mam' - selle,

   Fdim      Am7       D7       Am7
The vi - o - lins were warm and sweet

    D9     GM7         FM7    F#7  G
And so were you, Mam' - selle.

G/B Am7 D7-9 G6          D6   D9   G6
And as the night danced by,

G/B Am7 Cdim   C9
A   kiss be - came a sigh;

     F        Bm7   G/B      Em                  Am       Cm7
Your love - ly eyes seemed to spar - kle just like wine does --

    Bm7 G/B      Em         B+      Em7      A7    Dsus4 Fdim D7
No heart ev - er yearned the way that mine does   for you.

G/B Am7 Cdim G6      D6   D9   G6
And yet  I  know too well

G/B  A7  Cdim   G6         C9    Bm7
Some day you'll say good - bye.

    Gdim      Am7       D7
Then vi - o - lins will cry,

   Am7     Cdim         G    G/B  Am7  Am7alt  Cdim  G6
And so will I,  Mam' - selle.

This song was definitely a biggie in 1947. It reached the Top 20 in the charts no less than seven times: Art Lund and Frank Sinatra each achieved #1, both Dick Haymes and the Pied Pipers rose to #3, Ray Dorey made it to #7, Dennis Day finished at #8, and Frankie Laine brought up the rear at #14.

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.