My Heart Cries for You

Words & Music by Carl Sigman & Percy Faith
Recorded by Guy Mitchell*, 1951 (#2

   G            Em7        Am7        D7 
If you're in Arizona, I'll fol - low you;

   Am7            D7         G  Gdim    G
If you're in Minnesota, I'll be there, too.

 D7     G               G7        CM7   Am
You'll have a million chances to start anew,

   Edim            G     Am7  D7  G    D7
Because my love is end - less for you.


G  E7    Am7/9     D7   Am7/9     D7    G9       G
My heart cries for you, sighs for you, dies for you;

    G  E7   Am7/9    D7    Am7/9        D7  Cdim G   D7
And my arms long for you -- please come back to  me.

   G            Em7        Am7     D7
An unimportant quarrel was what we had;

   Am7               D7            G  Gdim  G
We have to learn to live with the good and bad.

D7 G              G7     CM7        Am
Together we were happy, apart we're sad --

     Edim          G     Am7  D7  G    D7
This loneliness is dri - ving me mad.

Repeat Refrain:

Am7/9        D7 Cdim G   E7
Please come back to  me

Am7/9        D7   Cdim  Am7  Cdim  D7 Cdim G
Please come back, come back, come back to me.

*In the pre-rock era, if a song became a hit, it spawned "me-too" versions aiming to capitalize on the original's success -- and this song is one of the best examples you can imagine. Mitchell's version out-scored renditions by Dinah Shore (#3), Vic Damone (#4), Jimmy Wakely (12), Bill Farrell (#18), Al Morgan (#24), Evelyn Knight & Red Foley (#28), and Victor Young (#29) -- all within six months of each other. But this one wasn't through yet. Ray Charles re-discovered it in 1964 (#38) and Connie Francis covered it yet again three years later (#118).

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.