Too busy being in love    (video)

 

    C - Dm - Em - F - G

 

   C                                   Dm                                  Em

1.    If I would take a little time to write down a few lines

                                       F             G          C

    every time that you cross this heart of mine.

                                       Dm                                                       Em

    And put them all in a book, how much time would that have took ?

                                                     F        G        Am

    The words and years have a way of slipping by.

            F  - G         C    - Am           Dm            F                 G

    Oh, no,       too bad,         there goes the chance that I had.

 

                        C         Am           F                G

I could have written a play so sweet and so funny,

           C          Am                   F                G

given old Mr. Shakespeare a run for his money.

   Am             G                  F

Written the words to the prettiest tune

          C                                   F               G

that would never leave a dry eye in the room.

      Am        F                 G      Am

My only excuse for not doing that :

         F               C      G          Am

Well, I was too busy being in love,

       F                C     G           C

yes, I was too busy being in love.

 

+  C - Dm - Em - F - G

 

   C                                        Dm                                Em

2.     Brand new phrases appear every time you are near,

                                           F            G             C

    all these words you inspire after all these years.

                                         Dm                                        Em

    But I never reach for a pen, break the mood that I'm in,

                                      F                 G      Am

    before I knew it the words were gone again.

            F  - G         C    - Am           Dm            F                 G

    Oh, no,       too bad,         there goes the chance that I had.

 

+  CHORUS      +  C - Am - F - C

 

 

 

 

 

 

                            C          Am                    F                   G

+  I could have written a poem to make young lovers crazy,

                          C           Am           F                   G

    could have written a movie for Hepburn and Tracy.

          Am         G                F

    A beautiful song and it starts with your name,

        C                           F                 G

    written my way into fortune and fame.

              Am             F                 G     Am

    But I have no regrets for not doing that :

            F                C      G          Am

    Well, I was too busy being in love,

           F                C      G          C

    yes, I was too busy being in love.

 

+  C - Dm - Em - F - G - C

 

(orig. = capo 2nd)    (Doug Stone)