One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
Words:Johnny Mercer
Music:Harold Arlen
Performed By:  Frank Sinatra (1958), Ella Fitzgerald, Willie Nelson
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      D      D9 D   Am7
It's quar - ter to three,
        D  D9  D Dsus4 Am   Am7   D   D9   D  Am7
There's no one in the place ex - cept you and me,
     D   D9 D   Am7    D  D9  D Dsus4   Am  Am7  
So, set 'em up, Joe, I got a lit - tle sto - ry
D   D9  D  Am7   D Dmaj7 D7
You oughta know.
       G             F7    G      F7  Em7   D    A7  G/B   B7
We're drinkin', my friend, to the end of a brief ep - i - sode -
        G   G/F#   Em7       G  G/F# G/B A7   D
Make it one for my baby and one more for the road.

  G           Dm6
I got the routine,
   G                  Dm6   Am7 G             Dm6   G  Dm6
So drop an - oth - er nick - el in the mach - ine;
   G            Dm6   G                  Am7  Dm6
I feel kind - a bad, wish you'd make the mu - sic
G             Dm6  G Gmaj7 G7 G6
Pret - ty and sad.
       C         C9    C       C9  Am7     G    Am7  Edim    E7
Could tell you a lot, but it's not in the gen - tle - man's code,
            A7  Em7     A7       C  Em7 Edim Am7  G
So, make it one for my baby and one more for the road.

 Am7         C9          Am7                 D9
You'd never know it but buddy, I'm a kind of poet,
       G           Gmaj7      G7
And I got a lot of things to say;
Am7           C9         C     C/B   Am7
And when I'm gloomy, you gotta listen to me
E7        Em7         A7
'Til it's all talked away.

      G           Dm6
Well that's how it goes,
     G                  Dm6     Am7   G             Dm6   G  Dm6
And Joe, I know you're gettin' pretty anx -ious to close;
     D             Dm6
So, thanks for the cheer,
     G               Dm6  Am7 G           Dm6  G Gmaj7 G7
I hope you did - n't mind my bendin' your ear.
      C            C9    Am7     G/B    Am7    G    Am7 Edim   E7
This torch that I found must be drowned or it soon might ex - plode,
            A7  Em7     A7       C  Em7 Edim Am7  E7   F7  E7
So, make it one for my baby and one more for the road,
     A7   Edim  Am7   G#7   G   Am7  A7  D9 Am7 G
That long,     long        road.

This is one I've wanted to do for a long time -- and had, in fact, tried 
to do before, but unsuccessfully. Then a certain friend of mine, of 
Canadian extraction, threw down the gauntlet . I'm glad he did. I must 
admit, I no longer play it the way this chart suggests -- I've developed 
an expanded version I really enjoy playing -- but this one is truer to the 
original that people would be familiar with, so it's the one I'm posting.
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