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Once In A While
Words by Fud Green, Music by Michael Edwards - 1937
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1937, played for 11 weeks.
Eb Abm6         Bb7 Eb -
- Abm6         Bb7 Eb          Abm6 Eb
Gm Cm6           D7 Gm           D+     Bb C7
Fm F9              Dm     F7 Fm7 Bb7
Eb - Gm7         C+     C7 Gm7         C7        
Fm Fm7           Bb7 Eb6        Bbdim Fm7         Bb7
Eb - Gm7         C+     C7 Gm7         C7
Fm Fm7          Bb7 Eb            Ab6 -               D7
G              Em       Am7           D9 G              Em Am7         D7
G              Em Am7           D7 G             Edim Fm7         Bb7
Eb - Gm7         C+     C7 Gm7         C7
Fm Fm7           Bb7 Eb -      (Bb7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Goodbye means our affair is ended,
Goodbye means that there's someone new.
Tho' my heartbreak cannot be mended,
Dear I ask only this of you.
Once In A While will you try to give one little thought to me,
Though some one else may be nearer your heart.
Once In A While will you dream of the moments I shared with you,
Moments before we two drifted apart.
In love's smoldering ember, One spark may remain,
If love still can remember, The spark may burn again.
I know that I'll be contented with yesterday's memory,
Knowing you think of me Once In A While.
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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