Once Upon A TimeWords & Music by Lee Adams & Charles Strouse
Recorded by Tony Bennett, 1962; From the musical "All-American"
A AM7 A6 AM7 F#m Once upon a time a girl with moonlight in her eyes DM7 A AM7 D A D DM7 Bm7 Put her hand in mine and said she loved me so; E7 F#m D E7 A AM7 Bm7-5 E7 But that was once upon a time, very long ago. A AM7 A6 AM7 F#m Once upon a hill we sat beneath a willow tree DM7 A AM7 D A D DM7 Bm7 Counting all the stars and waiting for the dawn — E7 F#m D Bm7-5 E7 A AM7 A6 AM7 But that was once upon a time — now the tree is gone. Bridge: Bm7-5 E7 AM7 A6 Bm7-5 E7 AM7 A6 How the breeze ruffled through her hair; G#m C#7 F#m B7 E7 How we always laughed as though tomorrow wasn't there. D9 A Bm7-5 E7 A AM7 We were young and didn't have a care — F#m B7 Bm7-5 E7 Where did it go? A AM7 A6 AM7 F#m Once upon a time the world was sweeter than we knew, DM7 A AM7 D A D DM7 Bm7 Ev'rything was ours — how happy we were then! E7 F#m DM7 Bm7 But somehow once upon a time Bm7-5 E7 D9 A F#m D9 BbM7 A Never comes a - gain.