When They Ask About YouWords & Music by Sam H. Stept, 1943
Recorded by Jimmy Dorsey, 1944 (#4), Kitty Kallen Vocal
Intro Verse: D9 G7 Am7 G7 D9 G7 Am7 G I'm so afraid of goin' out, and I'm so tired of stayin' in, G D9 G Am7 G7 My future doesn't look serene; C7 C7/G Gdim Edim 'Cause ev'ry time I go out, I wish that I'd stayed in -- C7 Cdim D7 It's always the same routine. Melody: D9 Am7 Cdim G Am7 Cm7-5 G Am7 D9 G Am7 D9 G When I go for a walk and meet old friends we knew, G7 C Em7 Edim D7 Am7 Cdim G We sit around and just talk, then they ask about you. D9 Am7 Cdim G Am7 Cm7-5 G Am7 D9 G Am7 D9 G What's the good if I say that you and I are thru? G7 C Em7 Edim D7 Am7 Cdim G C Cdim G I tell them you're away when they ask about you. Bridge: G7 Am C Cdim G6 Am7 Cdim G They wonder where we've been and why we never call, G G6 G5 G6 Cdim A Em7 A Em7 A7 D7 Am7 Cm7-5 D7 I take it on the chin until the teardrops fall. D9 Am7 Cdim G Am7 Cm7-5 G Am7 D9 G Am7 D9 G They don't mean to be smart, but if they on - ly knew, G7 C Em7 Edim D7 Am7 Cdim G They're stepping on my heart when they ask about you.
*Requested by recent visitor Thomas Barnett.