Billie Holiday

Detour Ahead(Chords)

Billie Holiday

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Cm7   F#7/13  B7  
Smooth road, clear day  
      Fm7     Em7  Am          D7                 Dm7  G7  
But why am I the only one  trav'ling this way  
Gm7                   C7                          Fm7 Bb7/13  
How strange the road to love should be so easy  
Cm7               Am7      Ab7/13 Dm7 G7  
Can there be a detour ahead  
Cm7 F#7/13 B7  
Wake  up,      slow down  
    Fm7     Em7         Am  
Before you crash and break your heart  
D7          Dm7 G7  
Gullible clown  
Gm7                   C7                  Fm7        Bb7/13  
 You fool, you're headed in the wrong direction  
Cm7               Am  F#m7  
Can't you see the detour ahead  
       B7      Em  
The further you travel  
      B7                              Em7  
The harder to unravel the web  
                   F#m7      B7  
She spins around you  
Turn back while there's time  
Can't you see the danger sign  
        Em7             Db7/13  
Soft shoulders surround you  
Cm7    F#(13)  B7  
Smooth road,   clear night  
     Fm7  Em7      Am   
Oh lucky me that suddenly   
D7           Dm7 G7  
I saw the light  
Gm7               C7                    Fm7    Bb  
    I'm turning back away from all this trouble  
Cm7    E7      Am7      Eb9  
Smooth road, smooth road,  
     D7     G7sus G7  Cm7   
No detour          ahead

Written by Herb Ellis, John Frigo, and Lou Carter

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