One Of Those Songs

Words & Music by Will Holt & Gerard Calvi, 1958
Recorded by Jimmy Durante, 1966(?)


E7     D9  E7  A            AM7   D9  E7   A           AM7
Well, this is one of those songs that you hear now and then,

E7   A               AM7   D9  E7 Esus4             E7
You don't know just where, and you don't know just  when;

D9  Esus4            E7    D9  E7 Esus4            E7
It's one  of  those songs that are  o - ver, and  then

D9  Esus4           E7    D9   E7    A             AM7
It's one  of those songs that start play - ing a - gain.

E7              A            AM7   D9  E7   A         AM7
Yes, it's just one of those songs that you hear for a while,

E7     A           A7            D6          D
That come in - to fash - ion and go out of style;

     Dm            Dm+7  Dm6  Dm+7 A              F#
It's one  of those songs that you think you for - got,

         E9  E   E9    E7  Bm7-5 E7    A    A - E7 - D9  
But it's one of those songs you can - not!



E7     D9  Dm6   A  AM7 A     AM7   D9  E7   A   AM7  A   AM7
Be - cause it's one of those songs that can make you re - call

E7  A  AM7 A   AM7      D9  E7 Esus4 E7 Esus4 E7
A ride in the spring - time, a  walk in  the fall,

D9 Esus4 E7  Esus4 E7     D9  E7 Esus4 E7 Esus4  E7
A   day  in   the  coun - try, a night on  the  town,

D9  Esus4 E7  Esus4 E7 D9 E7   A   AM7    A   AM7
The  sun com - ing  up or the rain com - ing down.

E7  D9  E7   A    AM7   A  AM7   D9   E7   A     AM7  A  AM7
Or else the eve - ning you par - ted, the morn - ing you met,

E7    A  AM7  A   AM7 D9  E7  D6              D
The love of your life you can nev - er for - get,

    Dm   Dm+7 Dm  Dm+7 Dm6  Dm+7 A9     A AM7    F#
The rea - son is sim - ple,  the mem' - ry be - longs

Cdim E9 E   E9    E7  Bm7-5  E7    A    A - E7 - D9
 To one of those won - der - ful songs.



E7     D9  Dm6  A  AM7 A     AM7   D9    E7 A   AM7 A  AM7
Well, this is  one of those songs that's so ea - sy to hear,

E7   A     AM7 A   AM7    D9  E7 Esus4 E7 Esus4 E7
You list - en just once, then you play it   by  ear;

D9   Esus4  E7 Esus4  E7    D9 E7  Esus4    E7 Esus4   E7
It's hummed on  ver - an - das and strummed on  gui - tars,

D9  Esus4 E7 Esus4  E7    D9 E7   A    AM7    A    AM7
And  all you  re - mem - ber is ôlah - dee - dah - dah!"

E7  D9   E7   A  AM7   A    AM7  D9  E7  A   AM7   A  AM7
But la - ter on you'll re - call it, in some oth - er year,

E7   A   AM7  A   AM7  D9 E7  D6          D
You may start to smile or you may shed a tear;

       Dm   Dm+7 Dm  Dm+7 Dm6  Dm+7 A9     A   AM7    F#
You'll find that one part of  your life - time be - longs

Cdim E9 E   E9   E7   Bm7-5  E7    A
 To one of those won - der - ful songs.


* Thanks to recent visitor (Chas) for the suggestion, and for the audio source from which to transcribe. Durante does a half-step-up key change at the end of each verse, which I've not included here. If you're so inclined, and would like an assist, refer to the Chords section to see how to transpose it from what I'm showing here.


 
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