Tell Me WhyWords & Music by Al Alberts & Marty Gold*
Recorded by The Four Aces
A7/6 D9 D DM7 D7 Tell me why, though I try to forget, G9 G Gm Gdim Tell me why, why I think of you yet. D DM7 B7 I know I'll never be free — E E7 Em7 D7 What has happened to me? A7/6 D9 D DM7 D7 Tell me why, when we danced until three, G9 G Gm Gdim Tell me why, why my heart couldn't see. D DM7 B7 I never dreamed of romance, E7 A7 D Never gave it a chance. Bridge: Am7 D7 G When I think of how you looked that day, Am7 D7 G9 In your gown of silk and lace; Bm7-5 E7 A AM7 F#m Should have known the day you came my way Bm7-5 E7 Em7 A7/6 That this is the time and the place. A7/6 D9 D DM7 D7 Tell me why I keep fooling my heart G9 G Gm Gdim When I know it was love from the start. D DM7 B7 Why don't we give it a try? E7 A7 D DM7 D7 D7/F# If you know, tell me why. Last Time: E7 A7 Am7 B7 Em9 A7/6 D D6 If you know, tell me why, tell me, tell me why.
*Lyricist Al Alberts was the leader and soloist for the The Four Aces, who recorded the song. His writing partner, Marty Gold, was a member of a competing group -- The Three Suns.