You Can't Be True, DearWords & Music by Hal Cotton, Hans Otten & Ken Griffin
Recorded by Patti Page, 1995*
E Cdim E A D9 A You can't be true, dear; Cdim A E7/6 E7 There's noth - ing more to say, Cdim E7 E7/6 E7 I trus - ted you, dear, Cdim E7 A D9 Bm7-5 A Ho - ping we'd find a way. E Cdim E A D9 A7 Your kiss - es tell me Cdim D Bm7 Bm7-5 That you and I are through, Cdim A A9 A But I'll keep lov - ing you, A7 E7 E6 E7 D9 Bm7-5 A Al - though you can't be true.
For me, this song is a very pleasant -- and equally recent -- discovery. It was introduced by Ken Griffin in 1948, with a second verse in the original German with words by Gerhard Ebeler, and it reached #1. Though seldom recorded since, it has been treated both as a Polka and as the original Waltz.