I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)

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 Another Albert/Turk hit, I Don't Know Why (I Just Do). Wayne King and his orchestra popularized this 1931 ballad. Their super-sweet style endeared them to the "over 50" crowd, and earned them a weekly radio show sponsored by a cosmetic company for "older ladies." It wasn't long before The Lady Esther serenade became one of the top radio programs, and King was earning #15,000 a week!

Music by Fred E. Ahlert
Words by Roy Turk
Verse:
All day long you're ask -ing me What I see in you, All day long I'm an -swer -ing, But what good does it do?
I have noth -ing to ex -plain, I just love you, love you, And I'll tell you once a -gain:
 
Chorus:
I Don't Know Why I love you like I do, I Don't Know Why, I just do.
I Don't Know Why you thrill me like you do, I Don't Know Why, you just do.
You nev -er seem to want me ro -manc -ing, The on -ly time you hold me is when we're danc -ing,
I Don't Know Why I love you like I do, I Don't Know Why I just do.

 You can view a sample of the music here.

I Don't Know Why, But I Do

Words & Music by Roy Turk & Fred E. Ahlert, 1931
Recorded by Errol Garner, 1950


D                    D6      
I don't know why I love you like I do;

F#m7         Fdim         A         
I don't know why, I just do.

Em7                   A7
I don't know why you thrill me like you do;

A7/9          A7            D   Gdim   D  
I don't know why, you just do.

     D7    C7       B7     Em9   A7   
You never seem to want my roman-cin'--

    Bm7           Em9
The only time you hold me

   Em7   A7   A-9   A        
Is when we're dan-cin'.

D                  D6              B7
I don't know why I love you like I do;

Em7           A7 Em7  Gdim   D    Bm    G   Gdim    D
I don't know why, I   just  do.
http://www.theguitarguy.com/idontkno.htm 

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The song is originally written in Bb. Here's what I'm playing.

I Don't Know Why, But I Do

Words & Music by Roy Turk & Fred E. Ahlert, 1931
Recorded by Errol Garner, 1950


Bb                    Bb6      
I don't know why I love you like I do;

Dm7         Dbdim         Cm         
I don't know why, I just do.

F7                  Cm7
I don't know why you thrill me like you do;

F7                     F7-9 Bb6 
I don't know why, you just do.

     Bb    Bb7       G7     C9   F9   
You never seem to want my roman-cin'--

    Bb            C7
The only time you hold me

   Cm7   F7   Cm7 F7-9       
Is when we're dan-cin'.

Bb                  G76     G7+5    G7
I don't know why I love you like I do;

Cm7          F7-9  Gdim   Bb    Ab7   Bb
I don't know why, I   just  do.

Slash Chord Chart (remember l.h./ r.h.)

BbF/BbDF    I don't know why I

BbF/BbDG   love you like I do,

D/CFA           I don't know

Db/BbEA       why, I just

C/CEbG         do.

C/EbFA         I don't know why you

C/EbGBb       thrill me like you do, I don't know

F/EbAC          why,

F/GbA             you just

Bb/dFG           do. You

Bb/FBbD         never seem to

G/FBD            want my ro-

CBb/ED          man-

FA/EbGC        cing, The

BbF/DBb         only time you

CBb/EGBB      hold me is

F/EbGBb         when

F/CEbA            we're

F/BbEbG          danc-

F/AEbGb          ing,

BbF/BbDF        I don't know why I

GD/BFG           love you

Eb/G                  like I do,

CBb/EbGEb     I don't know

FA/EbGbEb      why, I just

BbF/DFBb        do.

For more information regarding his work and songs, visit the website, Fred Ahlert

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