The Very Thought of You

Words & Music by Ray Noble, 1934
Recorded by Billie Holliday, 1953

(E7)E7-9    A                 A6
The very thought of you and I forget to do

           A     A+5    A6         AM7       B7
The little or-di-nar-y things that ev'ryone ought to do.

      Bm7-5      E7     F#m           F#m7       G#7
I'm living in a kind of daydream, I'm happy as a king,

    C#m     F#m7-5         B7      Bm        Bm7-5     E7
And foolish though it may seem, to me that's  ev'-ry-thing.

           A                       A6
The mere idea of you, the longing here for you;

             A         A+5      A6     AM7         B7
You'll never know how slow the moments go til I'm near to you.

  Bm7-5            E7     F#m         F#m7    Cdim    B7
I see your face in ev'ry flower, your eyes in stars above--

               E7             Cdim
It's just the thought of you,     

(First Time)

          Bm7-5         E7      A   AM7  F#m    Bm7-5    E7
The very thought of you,   my love.

(Last Time)

          Bm7-5         E7      A    F#m    Bm7-5    A
The very thought of you,   my love.

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