The Man That Got AwayWords & Music by Harold Arlen & Ira Girshwin 1953
Recorded by Judy Garland**, 1953
Written for the 1954 movie "A Star Is Born"
A D Cdim A D Fdim A The night is bitter, the stars have lost their glitter; Bm Cdim A Bm Fdim A The winds grow colder, and suddenly you're older, D Em F#m Em D Em F#m A G Gdim And all be - cause of the man that got a - way. Em7 A7 Bm Edim A No more his eager call, the writing's on the wall; Em A Em7 Edim D Em7 DM7 Em7 The dreams you dreamed have all gone astray. D Cdim A D Fdim A The man that won you has gone off and undone you. Bm Cdim A Bm Fdim A That great be - gin - ning has seen the final inning. D Fdim F#m Em D Em F#m A B7 Don't know what happened -- it's all a cra - zy game! Em7 A7/9 D6 Edim B7 No more that all-time thrill, for you've been through the mill - G G/F# E7 A7/6 Edim D And never a new love will be the same. Bridge: D Em7 D Gdim C7 B7 E7 A7/9 Good riddance, good-bye! Ev'ry trick of his you're on to. D6 Em7 F#m B7 D9 Em7 Fdim A7 But, fools will be fools, and where's he gone to? D Cdim A D Fdim A The road gets rougher, it's lone - li - er and tougher. Bm Cdim A Bm Fdim A With hope you burn up, tomorrow he may turn up. D Fdim F#m Em D Em F#m A B7 There's just no letup the live-long night and day! G Em7 A7sus4 Edim D F#7 B7 Ever since this world be - gan, there is nothing sadder than G5 G6/F# A7/6 Em7 G5 G6/F# A7/6 Edim A one - man woman looking for the man that got a - way, A7 G/B A Edim Dalt Cdim(IV) A7(V) A7 Dalt The man that got a - way.
*Suggested by recent visitor Paul Edmond.
**A tip of the hat is also well deserved by Barbra Streisand's 1994 concert version, which is also exceptional.