A Little Bitty Tear - chords, tab and comments


Though written by the well-known artist Hank Cochran and recorded by many others, this song is best known performed by Burl Ives, who was the first one to record it, in February 1961. His warm, wistful voice and humming way of singing suited it well. Cochran passed away on July 15, 2010 at the age of 74, and was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014. Since 1974 he'd been member of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
A                                 E
when you said you were leaving tomorrow
       E7                A
that today was our last day
         A7            D
I said there'd be no sorrow
Bm7       A          E7          A
that I'd laugh when you walked away
A                                E
but a little bitty tear let me down
E7                    A
spoiled my act as a clown
  D                      Bm7
I had it made up not to make a frown
        A           E7          A
but a little bitty tear let me down
A major
A
A major seventh
A7
E major
E
E seventh
E7
D major
D
B minor seventh
Bm7
Hank Cochran