You Broke The Only Heart That Ever Loved YouWords & Music by Freddy James & Little Jack Little
Recorded by The Mills Brothers, 1946
Cdim E C#m7-5 F#7 B7 Your rep - u - tation has preceeded you; Cdim E C#m7-5 F#7 B7 You always hurt someone who needed you. E Edim F#m Fm7 It doesn't take long for news to get around, A Cdim B7 And now you want to be found, Cdim Edim E G#m7 C#7 F#7 'Cause you broke the only heart that ever loved you, B7 Cdim B7 Cdim E6 And you tossed away the only love you knew. E9 F#m G#m F#m As if nothin' mattered, you battered and shattered A F#m B7 A heart so true, C#m C#m7 C#7 F#7 Only to wake up and find that the break-up A Cdim B7 Was breakin' the heart of you. E Edim G#m7 C#7 F#7 And now you come to me for con - so - la - tion -- B7 Cdim B7 C#7 And I'd be a fool to fall for such a line. A Edim F#m Cdim E G#m7 C#7 Yes, you broke the only heart that ever loved you, A F#m And now that I met you, Cdim B7 E I'm not gonna let you break mine.
This one qualifies as another "happy accident." Every now and then, I search for .MP3 files by artist name, just to see what's out there. I recently found a Mills Brothers medley which included this song -- a song which I don't believe I had ever heard before. So, I started looking for it, in particular, along with the authorship and recording date. I found both, through the assistance of the great folks at the Mills Brothers website, but it took quite a little digging on their part -- and I'm very grateful for their efforts.