Perfidia (Tonight)Words & Music by Alberto Dominguez
Recorded by Nat "King" Cole, 1943
G7 C Am Dm7 To you G7 C Am Dm7 My heart cries out "Perfidia," G7 C Am For I found you, the love of my life, Dm7 G7 E7 In somebody else's arms. G7 C Am Dm7 Your eyes G7 C Am Dm7 Are echoing "Perfidia," G7 C Am Forgetful of our promise of love, Dm7 G7 E7 You're sharing another's charms. Bridge: Dm Dm7 With a sad lament, my dreams F Dm7 E7 Have faded like a broken melody; Dm F While the gods of love look down and laugh D Dm7 Bb9 E7 At what romantic fools we mortals be. G7 C Am Dm7 And now G7 C Am Dm7 I know my love was not for you G7 C Am And so I'll take it back with a sigh, Dm7 G7 C Fdim C Perfidious one, good-bye.
This chart probably owes more to the Mel Torme version that it does to Cole's, but since I couldn't determine specifically when he recorded it, I opted instead to credit the other version that I used as a source. Thanks to a recent visitor, I have now confirmed that it was recorded by Torme with the Billy May Orchestra in 1969. I'd change the attribution to reflect that, but that would mean changing all three indexes just to keep things in line, and I'm too lazy to do that.