You Turned the Tables On Me

Words & Music by Louis Alter & Sidney Mitchell
Recorded by Benny Goodman, 1936*

D F#m     Bm   Em7       D   Dalt G  A7
I was the apple of your eye,

D F#m      C   Am7       D   Am7  Gdim  D
I had you with me every day;

D          G    Edim     Dalt   A7(V)
But now whenever you are passing by, 

D      Dalt    A7(V)      G5    A7sus4  Bm  Bm7/E G  Em7
You're always looking the oth  -  er   way.

Bm           F#m                  B7           A7/6
It's little things like this that prompt me to say:

    D6         Fdim  Edim Em7  Edim
You turned the tables on  me,

A7  Em7 Edim  Dalt        D6
And now I'm  falling for you;

    D6         Fdim  Edim Em7  Edim
You turned the tables on me --

A7 Em7/9 Edim   Cdim           B7
I  can't  be - lieve that it's true,

 Cdim   Am7   G6               G5
I al - ways thought when you brought

    G6     Fdim
The lovely presents you bought

Edim D6    D9   G     A-9  D6     
Why hadn't you brought me more,

     G     G/F#  Em7      Em6      Gm7      Gdim
But now if you'd come, I'd welcome anything from

     A7      G6  A-9   A7
The five and ten cent store,

D6          Fdim   Edim Em7  Edim
You used to call me the top,

     A7      Dalt    D6
You put me up on a throne;

D           D9   D     D7/9
You let me fall with a drop,

D7/9 Am7 Fdim G9       G
And  now I'm out on my own.

    G7    Gm7         Edim Gdim Gm7
But after thinking it over and  over,

  D            F#7       B7
I got what was coming to me --

G6            A-9        A7
Just like the sting of a bee,

Em7sus4           A7   A7+5 D  (Cdim - Em7 - A7)
  You turned the tables on  me.

*Suggested by recent visitor Mark Miller. Goodman's version lacks the intro verse; the only version I've found that actually includes it is Sarah Vaughan's 1961 recording with the Count Basie Orchestra.

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