My Coloring Book

Words & Music by Fred Ebb & John Kander
Recorded by Kitty Kallen, 1962 (#18)


      E              C#m7               F#m7            B7
For those who fancy coloring books (and lots of people do),

 A9      B7           A     AM7    E                                          
Here's a new one for you.

   E           C#m7               F#m7           B7
A most unusual coloring book, the kind you never see;

 F#m7          B7          F#m7     B7     E
Crayons ready? Very well...begin to color me.


E               A          E           B7          E      E+7    F#m7
These are the eyes that watched him as he walked away;

B7           E     F#m    G#m   F#m     E7
Color them gray.

E            A            E              B7        E     E+7    F#m7
This is the heart that thought he would always be true;

B7        E     F#m   E7
Color it blue.

Bridge 1:

Bm7-5          A          AM7         A6
These are the arms that held him and touched him

      AM7         A   AM7  A6   A         G#m7   C#9
Then lost him somehow         color them empty now.

C7            A      E       B7           E     E+7   F#m7
This is the dress I wore til she came between 

B7         E     F#m   E7
Color it green.

Bridge 2:

Bm7-5        A      AM7          A6          AM7 
This is the room I sleep in and walk in and weep in, 

     A       AM7         A6  AM7 A           G#m     C#9
And hide in that nobody sees . . .  color it lonely please.

C7           A        E       B7      E    E+7   F#m7
This is the man, the one I depended upon --

 B7              E     F#m    G#m    F#m    E
Color him . . . gone.

Thanks and a grateful tip of the proverbial hat to Ronald Hontz for spotting and allowing me to fix a lyric blunder on the intro verse of this song.

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.