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Somebody Else Is Taking My Place
Words and Music by Dick Howard, Bob Elsworth and Russs Morgan - 1937
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1942, played for 12 weeks.
Gm                      D7 Eb7 Gm           Adim D7
- - Gm -
-                          D7 A7             Eb7 D -                       F#dim
C7 -               Cdim   C7 F7 F+7
Bb G7 C7 -
F7 - Bb -                 Bb7
Eb - Bb              Bb7 G7
C - F7 -
Bb G7 C7 -
F7 - Bb -                 Bb7
Eb - Bb               Bb7 G7
C7 F7 Bb -   (F7 repeat chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in the key of Bb.
Click here for a chorus arrangement in the key of G.
Sweet was the start of the story,
Of love with an unhappy end.
We had a moment of glory,
And now you're not even a friend. For:
Somebody else is taking my place.
Somebody else now shares your embrace,
While I am trying, To keep from crying,
You go around with a smile on your face.
Little you care for vows that you made.
Little you care how much I have paid,
My heart is aching, My heart is breaking,
For Somebody's taking my place.
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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