Love Is The Tender TrapWords & Music by Sammy Cahn & Jimmy Van Heusen
Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1959
From the 1959 movie "The Tender Trap"
B7 E6 Fdim(III) Ya see a pair of laughing eyes, F#m7 B7 And suddenly you're sighing sighs. E7/9 You're thinkin' nothin's wrong, A Am7 C#7 F#7 You string along, boy, then SNAP! Fdim(III) A C#7 Am7 Those eyes, those sighs, Fdim(III) A Am7 Cdim E They're part of the ten - der trap. B7 E6 Fdim(III) You're hand in hand beneath the trees, F#m7 B7 And soon there's music in the breeze. E7/9 You're actin' kind of smug A Am7 C#7 F#7 Until your heart just goes WHAP! Fdim(III) A C#7 Am7 Those trees, that breeze, Fdim(III) A Am7 B7 Cdim E They're part of the ten - der trap. Bridge: E E7 A Am7/6 Cdim C#m Some starry night, when her kisses make you tingle, C#7 A Am7/6 Cdim C#7 F#7 Cdim B7 She'll hold you tight and you'll hate yourself for be - ing sin - gle. B7 E6 Fdim(III) And all at once it seems so nice, F#m7 B7 The folks are throwin' shoes and rice. E7/9 A Am7 C#7 F#7 You hurry to a spot that's just a dot on the map. Fdim(III) A C#7 Am7 You wonder how, but it's too late now Fdim(III) A Am7 B7 Cdim B7 E You fell in love and love is the ten - der trap.
*Suggested by frequent visitor and contributor Bob A.