Then I'll Be Tired of YouWords & Music by Arthur Schwartz & Yip Harburg, 1934
Recorded by Peggy Lee, 1957
D9 F#m G9 G DM7 F#m Bm You look at me and won - der, you look at me and doubt; Esus4 A9 A7/9 A9 D9 G6 Edim D Darling your eyes are asking, “Will the flame burn out?” D9 A7sus4 Em7/6 Em7 Am7 D7/9 G6 Well, no one is sure of sun - shine, no one is sure of dawn, Gm7 Edim D Bm E Bm7-5 A7 But I am sure my love will live on and on. D F#m A Bm G Edim A7 D F#m I'll be tired of you when stars are tired of gleaming; G A7sus4 A7 D6 B7 G6 G/B A7sus4 A When I am tired of dreaming, then I'll be tired of you. D F#m A B7 G Edim A7 D F#m G This I know is true: when winds are tired of blow - ing, G/F# A7sus4 A7 D6 B7 G6 A7sus4 A7+5 D When grass is tired of grow - ing, then I'll be tired of you. Bridge: D+5 Bb Eb6 Ebm6 Be - yond the years, 'til day is night, 'til wrong is right, Bb F7 Bb 'Til birds refuse to sing, D+5 Bb Eb6 Ebm6 Beyond the years, the echo of my only love F7 Bb A7 Will still be whispering, whispering. D F#m A B7 G Edim A7 D F#m G And if my throb - bing heart should ever start re - peat - ing G/F# A7sus4 A7 D6 B7 G6 A7sus4 A7+5 D That it is tired of beat - ing, then I'll be tired of you.
While Peggy Lee is credited here (and quite justifiably, in my view) there have been a couple of re-releases of this song in recent years that are somewhere between excellent and borderline awesome. I'd recommend both Patricia Barber's and Kenny Rankin's. Suggested by recent visitor Tony Micci.