Mean To Me

Words & Music by Roy Turk & Fred E. Ahlert
Recorded by Recorded by Ruth Etting, 1929
Also recorded by Helen Morgan, 1929

A7sus4 DM7     B7    Em7      C#7         F#m7    Bm7   GM7
You're mean to me.        Why must you be mean to me?

     C     Bb9  DM7  Am B7 Em7         A7sus4 A7-9 DM7     D6
Gee, honey, it seems to me you love to  see    me  cryin'

E6           A7sus4  A7 DM7   B7    Em7
I don't know  why    I stay home 
      C#7           F#m7          Bm7   GM7
Each night, when you say you'll phone.

     C    Bb9     DM7  Am   B7
You don't and I'm left a - lone,

Em7         A7sus4 A7-9 DM7    D6
Singin' the blues  and  sigh - in'.


D    D9   D7  GM7   G6  D    D9     D7  GM7   G6
You treat me cold - ly each day in the year;

C   C9   Cdim  Em+7 Em6
You al - ways scold me

C      C9  Cdim E6            A7    A7+5
When - ev - er some - body is near, dear.

DM7     B7    Em7       C#7       F#m7   Bm7  GM7
It must be        great fun to be mean to me

     C         Bb9  DM7  Am  B7
You shouldn't, for can't you see

         Em7  A7-9 D6  Fdim  Em7  A7 A7+5 D6
What you mean  to  me?

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