Don't Be That Way
Words:Mitchell Parish
Music:Edgar Melvin Sampson and Benjamin David Goodman
Performed By:  Benny Goodman, Chick Webb, The Andrews Sisters (1953), Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong
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Originally made famous by:  Chick Webb

Recorded by Frank Sinatra on May 19, 1961 (Label: Reprise Records)
Frank Sinatra version arranged by Billy May
Album:  The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings
Based on transcription by Todd Peach (todd@thepeaches.com)


(Sung by Ella Fitzgerald in Fitzgerald/Armstrong duet)
April skies are in your eyes, but darling, don't be blue
Don't cry, oh honey please don't be that way.
Clouds in the sky should never make you feel that way
The rain will bring the violets of May
Tears are in vain, so honey please don't be that way
As long as we see it through, you'll have me, I'll have you
Sweetheart, tomorrow is another day
Don't break my heart, oh honey, please don't be that way

(Sung by Louis Armstrong in Fitzgerald/Armstrong duet)
Don't cry, oh honey please don't be that way
Clouds in the sky should never make you feel that way
The rain will bring the violets of May
Tears in vain, so honey please don't be that way
As long as we will see it through
You'll have me and I'll have you
Sweetheart, tomorrow is another day
Don't break my heart, ah honey, please don't be that way,
Don't cry, don't cry, don't cry.

(Additional section specific to Fitzgerald/Armstrong duet)

(Ella:) Don't cry, don't cry
(Louis:) Oh honey, please don't be that way
(Ella:)  Oh honey, please don't be that way
(Louis:) Clouds in the sky
(Ella:)  Dig those crazy sky
(Louis:) Should never make you feel that way
(Ella:)  So don't be that way
(Louis:) Dig the rain
(Ella:)  Pitter pitter pitter pitter patter
(Louis:) Bring the violets of May
(Ella:)  Pitter patter of the rain drops
(Louis:) Tears in vain
(Ella:)  Tears, tears
(Louis:) So honey please don't be that way
(Ella:)  Don't be that way
(Louis:) As long as we
(Ella:)  (scat)
(Louis:) Will see it through
(Ella:)  (scat)
(Louis:) Oh baby, you'll have me
(Ella:)  (scat)
(Louis:) And I'll have you
(Ella:)  (scat)
(Louis:) Sweetheart
(Ella:)  (scat)
(Louis:) Tomorrow is another day
(Ella:)  Tomorrow is another day
(Louis:) Don't break my heart
(Ella:)  (scat)
(Louis:) Oh honey, please don't be that way
(Ella:)  (scat)
(Louis:) Looky here, baby don't cry
(Ella:)  (scat)
(Louis:) Oh honey, please don't be that way
(Ella:)  (scat)
(Louis:) Clouds in the sky
(Ella:)  (scat)
(Louis:) Should never make you feel that way
(Ella:)  (scat)
         Yeah, don't cry
(Louis:) (scat)
(Ella:)  Honey, please don't be that way
(Louis:) (scat)
(Ella:)  Clouds in the sky
(Louis:) (scat)
(Ella:)  Oh honey, please don't be that way
(Louis:) No honey, I'll never be that way
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