The cuff of my shirt    (video)

 

     A     - D - Em - A - A7 - D

 

                D

1. Oh, I stand in a quandary in front of the laundry

                                                       A

    and deep in my heart there's a hurt,

                    Em                A                D             B7

    lost the phone and address of the girl I love best,

                 E               A               D       - A

    wrote it all on the cuff of my shirt.

 

                     D

2. Now we met just by chance at the Saturday dance,

                                                        A

    and she promised to date me tonight,

                 Em                  A                D                 B7

    but her address and stuff I wrote down on my cuff,

                     E                    A               D

    and that shirt of mine's nowhere in sight.

 

              G                               D

Oh, her hair was red and her eyes were blue,

             A                            D       - D7

and I dream of holding her tight,

               G                  Em                      D              B7

but the moon's on the rise and there's tears in my eyes,

                    E                E7          A         - A7

`cause my arms will be empty tonight.

 

                   D

3. While I stand in a quandary in front of the laundry,

                                                       A

    the girls think I'm down here to flirt,

              Em                A                D                   B7

    I'm a man without hope, if the suds and the soap

                     E                   A                D

    wash her name off the cuff of my shirt.

 

 

(orig. moves up half a note to capo 4th here)

 

+ instrumental = verse 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     D

4. Now we met just by chance at the Saturday dance,

                                                        A

    and she promised to date me tonight,

                  Em                A                 D                 B7

    but her address and stuff I wrote down on my cuff,

                     E                    A               D

    and that shirt of mine's nowhere in sight.

 

              G                               D

Oh, her hair was red and her eyes were blue,

             A                            D       - D7

and I dream of holding her tight,

               G                  Em                      D              B7

but the moon's on the rise and there's tears in my eyes,

                    E                E7          A         - A7

`cause my arms will be empty tonight.

 

                   D

3. While I stand in a quandary in front of the laundry,

                                                       A

    the girls think I'm down here to flirt,

              Em                A                D                  B7

    I'm a man without hope, if the suds and the soap

                     E                   A               D    - B7

    wash her name off the cuff of my shirt.

              Em                A               D                   B7

    I'm a man without hope if the suds and the soap,

                      A                 A7              D    A     D

    wash her name of the cuff of my shirt, my shirt.

 

(orig. = capo 3rd)