[CONTACT]

[ABOUT]

[POLICY]

post from an unknown poet

Found at: sdf.org:70/users/sjc/2005-10-06-from-an-unknown-poet.txt

---
layout: post
title: from an unknown poet
author: Steven
date: 2005-10-06 12:26:36
categories: 
- Musings
tags: 
- musings
featured_image: https://www.stevenjaycohen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/wsi-imageoptim-mac-keyboard.jpg
---

	I Get Along Without You Very Well

	Words & Music by Jane Brown Thompson & Hoagy Carmichael

	Recorded by Rosemary Clooney, 1960

	D Bm7-5 G A7 D Cdim G/B G D

	I get along without you very well, of course I do;

	

	G G/F# Em7 A7 Em7 G A7

	Except when soft rains fall and drip from leaves, then I recall

	

	G G/F# Em7 A7 D9 Cdim Bm7-5 A7

	The thrill of being sheltered in your arms, of course I do. 

	

	G E7 A7 D

	But I get along without you very well.

	

	

	D Bm7-5 G A7 D Cdim G/B G D

	I've for - got - ten you, just like I should, of course I have;

	

	G G/F# Em7 A7 Em7 G A7

	Except to hear your name, or someone's laugh that is the same.

	

	G G/F# E7 A7 G D

	But I've forgotten you just like I should.

	

	

	D7 G Gm7 D Bm7

	What a guy! What a fool am I 

	

	Em7 Gm7 A7 D 

	To think my breaking heart could kid the moon.

	

	D7 G Gm7 F#7 Bm7

	What's in store? Should I 'phone once more?

	

	Em7 E7 Em7 G/B A7

	No, it's best that I stick to my tune.

	

	

	D Bm7-5 G A7 D Cdim G/B G D

	I get along without you very well, of course I do;

	

	G G/F# Em7 A7 Em7 G G/B A7

	Except perhaps in spring...but I should never think of spring,

	

	G G/F# E7 A7 G D

	For that would surely break my heart in two.

	

	

	Composed by Carmichael several years after being given Mrs. Thompson's unsigned poem by a student at Indiana University. After an extensive search, the author was located but she died the night before the song was introduced by Dick Powell on a network radio program. Sung by Hoagy Carmichael and Jane Russell in the 1952 film "The Las Vegas Story."