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It Had To Be You
Words by Gus Kahn, Music by Isham Jones - 1924
Number 3 on the Hit Parade in 1944, played for 12 weeks.
 Verse:
G             Gmaj7 G7 C6           Cm6 G              Em
A7 -                 D7 G             Cm6 G              D7
G             Gmaj7 G7 C6           Cm6 G              Em
A7 - D7          Eb7b5 D7            D+
 Chorus:
Gmaj7        D+ Gmaj7        G E7 -
A7 - -             G#dim A7
D7            Am7 D7           D#dim Em -
A7 - D7           Eb7b5 D7            D+
Gmaj7        D+ Gmaj7        G E7 -
A7 - -             G#dim A7            Em
Am            Am7 Adim          D7 G             B7 Em          Gdim
D7            Gdim D7 G -  (D7  D+  to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in the key of G, the chorus starts with a Gmaj7 chord.
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Verse:
Why do I do just as you say? Why must I just give you your way?
Why do I sigh? Why do I try to forget?
It must have been that something lovers call fate, kept on saying I had to wait,
I saw them all, just couldn't fall 'till we met.
 
Chorus:
It had to be you, it had to be you,
I wandered around and finally found the somebody who,
Could make me be true, could make me be blue,
And even be glad just to be sad thinkin' of you.
Some others I've seen, might never be mean,
Might never be cross or try to be boss, but they wouldn't do,
For nobody else gave me a thrill, with all your faults, I love you still,
It had to be you, wonderful you, it had to be you.
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Watch the Northwest Banjo Band perform this song (youtube)
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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