Que Sera, SeraWords & Music by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Recorded by Doris Day, 1956
G C C/B Am7 When I was just a little girl, Am7/G Dm7 C Dm7 C Am G7 I asked my moth - er, "What will I be? Dm7 G Dm7 G Will I be pretty? Will I be rich?" Dm7 G C C7 Here's what she said to me: Refrain: F Dm7 C "Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be; Dm7 C G7 Dm7 G7 The fu - ture's not ours to see. Dm7 C Am7 Dm7 G C Que sera, sera, what will be, will be." G C C/B Am7 When I was just a child in school, Am7/G Dm7 C Dm7 C Am G7 I asked my teach - er, "What will I try? Dm7 G Dm7 G Should I paint pictures? Should I sing songs?" Dm7 G C C7 This was her wise reply: Repeat Refrain: G C C/B Am7 When I grew up and fell in love. Am7/G Dm7 C Dm7 C Am G7 I asked my sweet - heart, "What lies a - head? Dm7 G Dm7 G Will we have rainbows day after day?" Dm7 G C C7 Here's what my sweetheart said: Repeat Refrain: G C C/B Am7 Now I have Children of my own. Am7/G Dm7 C Dm7 C Am G7 They ask their moth - er, "What will I be?" Dm7 G Dm7 G Will I be handsome? Will I be rich?" Dm7 G C C7 I tell them tenderly. Repeat Refrain:
I can't positively confirm it, but I have heard that this song was written specifically for Alfred Hitchcock's 1956 re-made of the 1934 film "The Man Who Knew Too Much." Visitors familiar with the Spanish language may point out -- quite accurately -- that there ought to be an accent mark over the "a" in "sera" in the title and elsewhere. I've omitted it here only partly from laziness, but mainly because some browsers still choke on special symbols like accented vowels.