You Came A Long Way From St. LouisWords & Music by John Benson Brooks & Bob Russell, 1948
Recorded by Peggy Lee, 1959
D A Gdim D G - Gdim D You came a long way from St. Louis, A Gdim D G - Gdim D You climbed the ladder of success; A Gdim D I've seen the town and country cars Bm G Em7 A7 D Fdim A7 That were parked out in front of your fancy ad - dress. Gdim D G - Gdim D You came a long way from St. Louis; A Gdim D G - Gdim D You broke a lot of hearts between. A Gdim D I've seen a gang of gloomy gals Bm G Em7 A7 D Gdim D Who were doin' all right til you came on the scene. Bridge: D7 G You came here from the middle West Gm7 C7 D And certainly impressed the population hereabouts; D7 G Well, baby, I got news for you, Gm7 Em7-5 A7sus4 A7 Em7 - G/B A7 I'm from Missouri, too, so natcherly, I got my doubts. (N.C.) A Gdim D G - Gdim D You got 'em droppin by the wayside, A Gdim D G - Gdim D A feelin' I ain't gon - na know; A Gdim D You came a long way from St. Louis, Bm G Em7 A7 D G - Gdim D But, Baby, you still got a long way to go.