You Were Meant For Me

Words & Music by Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown
Recorded by Gene Kelly, 1952
From the movie "Singin' In The Rain"*

Em7  A7  G/B   A7/9  D     D6  B7
You were meant  for me,

Em7 A7  G/B  A7/9  D     D6  Cdim
I  was meant for you.

B7   F#7   D9        D6      Bm7-5        E7   
Na - ture patterned you, and when she was done,

Em7      A7      G/B     A7
You were all the sweet things 

Bm7-5     Cdim  A7
Rolled up  in  one.

Em7    G/B  A7  Em7     A7  G/B  A7/9 D    D6  B7
You're like a  plain - tive mel - o - dy

Cdim Em7   A7  G/B A7/9  F#7
That nev - er lets  me  free,

   Cdim B7    
For I'm content -- the

Em7      Bm7-5      Edim Cdim Em7 Cdim
An - gels must have sent  you and they

First Time:

Em7   A7  G/B  Gdim  D   Fdim  Em7  A7+5
Meant you just for   me. 

Last Time:

Em7   A7  G/B  Gdim  D
Meant you just for me.

Though widely known for its inclusion in this landmark movie, this song has its roots in another movie made more than 20 years earlier; it was one of the top hits of the the 1929 movie "The Broadway Melody." The main reason for its reappearance: co-writer Arthur Freed later became head of the musical section of MGM studios and recycled many of his own earlier hits. And who can blame him? They were great tunes.

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.