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"One Less Bell To Answer"

(Bacharach - David)

[This one came out in the fall of 1970, and while Bacharach and David

continued to collaborate for another couple of years I believe this was

their last big hit.]


	Dmaj7   G13     Dmaj7
	 /   /   /   /    /   /

	Em7/G F#m7 Gmaj7/E
	 /     /     /

Verse 1:

	Dmaj7       D6     Dmaj7
	One   less bell to answer

	Bm9 F#m7 Bm9    F#m7
	One less egg to fry

	Gmaj7         C#m7/F#    F#7
	One less man to pick up after

	Bm9          E7   Em7/A
	I should be happy

	    Em7 F#m7 Gmaj7 Gmaj7/A (Dmaj7)
	But all  I    do    is      cry

Verse 2:

	 Dmaj7     D6      Dmaj7
	(Cry, cry, no more laughter)  I should be happy

	 Bm9 F#m7 Bm9   F#m7
	(Oh, why  did he go)

	Gmaj7           C#m7/F#    F#7
	Since he left my life's so empty


	Ebmaj7                         Gm7
	Though I try to forget it just can't be done

	              Abmaj7                Dm7/G
	Each time the doorbell rings I still run

	            Cmaj7      Cmaj7/E
	I don't know how in the world

	        Fmaj7  Cmaj7/E
	To stop thinking of him

	Fmaj7   Cmaj7/E        Bm7/E  E7
	'Cause I still love him so

	             Em9            A13
	I spend each day the way I start out

	Em9        A13
	Crying my heart out

Verse 3 (first two lines instrumental):

	Dmaj7     D6     Dmaj7
	  /   /   /   /    /   /   /   /

	 Bm9     F#m7     Bm9     F#m7
	  /   /   /   /    /   /   /   /

	Gmaj7           F#m7     Bm7
	One less man to pick up after

	Em9      A13     Am6      B7-9
	No more laughter, no more love

	Em9      F#m7 Gmaj7 Gmaj7/A
	Since he went away    (he went away)


	 Dmaj7     D6     Dmaj7
	(One less bell to answer)    Why did he leave me

	 Bm9 F#m7 Em7/G F#m7 Gmaj7/E Gmaj7/A
	(Why, why, why   did    he   leave)

	(One less bell to answer)     Now I've got one less egg to fry
				      One less egg to fry
	(Why, why, why did he leave)  And all I do is cry
	(One less bell to answer)     Because a man told me goodbye
	(Why, why, why did he leave)
	(One less bell to answer)     Somebody tell me please
				      Where did he go, why did he go
	(Why, why, why did he leave)  How could he leave me

	[end cold on Dmaj7]

-- another ace 70's tab from Andrew Rogers