When I Kissed that Girl GoodbyeWords & Music by Little Jack Little
Recorded by Leon Redbone, 1994
Intro Verse: A E7 A D9 A E7 A Now Little Willie Hubble, well he had a lot of trouble E7 A E7 F#m D9 A F#7 In breaking off a certain love affair Bm F#7 Bm Bm F#7 Bm Well he fin'ly did it, and I must admit it B7 B7/F# Cdim B7 E7 Was a laugh when I heard him declare Melody: A E7 D D9 E7/6 E7 A I kissed her in the mer - ry month of May A C#m7-5 F#7 Cdim E7 And I kissed her in the middle of July A E7 A7/6 A7 D F#m Dm6 Well I kissed her in the Fall but the best kiss of them all Cdim A F#m D D9 E7/6 E7 A Was the day when I kissed that girl good - bye. I kissed her on the road to Mandalay And I kissed her in the streets of old Shanghai But I got the biggest thrill in the town of old Seville On the day when I kissed that gal good-bye I kissed her in a rented Chevrolet And I kissed her in a car she made me buy Well I kissed her in a Ford but the day I thanked the lord Was the day when I kissed that girl good-bye Well I kissed her where they sing old fashioned songs And I kissed her where they hi dee hi dee hi! I could never sing a tune but the day I learned to croon Was the day when I kissed that girl good-bye I kissed her where the sea is deep and blue And I kissed her where the rivers all run dry I kissed her on the lake but the day I got my break Was the day when I kissed that girl good-bye I kissed her where the roses kiss the ground And I kissed her where the mountains kiss the sky Well I kissed her in the west but the kiss that I like best Was the day when I kissed that girl good-bye
Suggested by recent visitor Jim Kordach, this one still strikes me as odd. As does much of Redbone's work, this one sounds as if it is based on a very old song -- yet I cannot find any reference to it at all before Redbone's 1994 recording.