Barry Manilow - The Old Songs Guitar Chords

Barry Manilow

adult standards, bubblegum pop, christmas, disco

Song versions: 1 2 3
Chords: C/F, F, C/D, Dm, F/G, Gm7, Bb/C, C, Bb, F/A, Gm, Eb/F, C/Bb, Am7, Dm7, Eb, Cm7, BbM9, A7, Bbm6/Db, Bbm6, BbM7, AbM9, E/F#, Bm9, C#/B, Bbm7, Bb7, Ebm7, Bm6, C#/F#, F#, G#m7-5, B/C#, C#/Eb, G#m, G#m7, F#/E, C#
Sang by Barry Manilow, it became quite a hit.
Comments and corrections are welcomed.
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The Old Songs
(D. Pomeranz/B. Kaye)

Intro : C/F - F - C/D - Dm - F/G - Gm7 - Bb/C - C - Bb/C

F        
Candles burning, glasses are chilled 
     Bb(addC) Bb         Bb(addC) F/A
And soon,      she'll be by... 
Gm       Gm(maj7)      Gm7            Bb/C   
Hope and pray she'll say that she's willing 
   C/F    F         Eb/F
To give us  another try... 
 
    Bb           C/Bb                                  
And if all these plans I made 
      Am7             Dm7
Don't melt the lady's heart,
     Bb         F/A         Gm7  Bb/C                          
I'll put on the old forty-fives... 
  
Chorus:
            C/F  F
  Maybe the old   songs,
                    C/D Dm7                      
Will bring back the old times, 
          Gm(addA) Gm(M7)           Gm7
Maybe the old      lines will sound new. 
             Gm(add A) Gm(M7)         Eb   C
Maybe she'll lay       her head on my shoulder, 
          C/F  F               Cm7
Maybe old fee__lings will come true... 
Eb/F            BbM9
    Maybe we'll start to cry,
    C/Bb             Am7 A7           Dm7
And wonder why...we ever   walked away 
Bbm6/Db       C/F  F
    Maybe the old  songs,
                    Bbm6 
Will bring back the old times 
    Bb   F/A  Gm7  Bb - C/F - F - C/D - Dm7
And make her  want to  stay... 
F/G - Gm7 - Bb/C - C - Bb/C - C    

F
It's been too long since I’ve
                      Bb(addC)- Bb              
Seen her face light up 
            Bb(addC) Bb F/A
When I come home. 
Gm(addA)  Gm(M7)     Gm7      Bb/C 
It’s been too many hours I've wasted 
C/F    F            Eb/F
Staring at the phone... 

Bb(addC)            C/Bb
Sweet old songs I'm counting on you to
Am7               Dm7 
Bring her back to me...
    Bb       F/A            Gm7 Bb/C
I'm tired of listening alone... 

(Repeat Chorus  except last line)

    Bb/C     BbM7   Am7
And make her want to stay
Dm7            AbM9 F#(addAb) E/F#
    Want to stay
                Bm9           
Well maybe will start to cry
    C#/B
And wonder why
    Bbm7 Bb7   Ebm7 
We ever  walk away
Bm6          C#/F# F#
   Maybe the old   songs
                    Bm6 G#m7-5
Will bring back the old times
    B/C#             C#/F# F#
And make her want to stay……

C#/Eb - Ebm7 - G#m(addBb) - G#m(M7) - G#m7
G#m(addBb) - G#m(M7) - F#/E - C#
C#/F# - F# - C#/Eb - Ebm7
G#m(addBb) - G#m(M7) - G#m7
G#m(addBb) - G#m(M7) - F#/E - C# (Fade)

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