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How Come You Do Me Like You Do Chords

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9nep7pP4tM

A jazz classic recorded in 1924. Many versions of this song just use the chorus.

The passing chord Abm6/F in the verse is technically called Fm7b5.
The chord could also be played as F7b5- it was difficult to decide on this old record.

                  EADGBe
          Cm7b5   x3434x
          C#dim   x42020
          Abm6/F  xx3444
          Fdim7   xx3434
          Gdim7   xx2323 


[Introduction]

D G D  Cm7b5 B B7 E7 A A6  D

D D6 D D6  Bb7  A7  X2

[Refrain]

               D        Fdim7          A7      D   Em7 D Em7 D
When soon this morning, I come rapping at your door
            A7      Fdim7           A    D     Em7 D Em7 D
You kept me waiting like you never did before
         A/C# D    Ebdim7 A7/E
That's a sure sign brown  skin
Fdim7      A7     D     A7 D A/E  D7/F#    
I'll never rap no more, no more


[Verse 1]

G             C             G  Abm6/F  E7
How come you do me like you do do      do?
A7/C#              D7       G   G/D C#dim D7
How come you do me like you do?
G           C              G    Abm6/F  E7
 Why do you try to make me feel so      blue?
A7/C#                     D 
 I ain't done nothing to you
    G            Gdim7   G7
You might be the meanest man in town
    C                                 Eb7 D7 G
But I'm just mean enough to turn your damper down
G             C              G  Abm6/F  E7
 How come you do me like you do do      do?
A7             D7             G  D7  G
  How come you do me like you do?


[Bridge]

G                              B7
Don't I let you do just what I want you to?
Em7                                B7
Don't I let you cheer me up when I feel blue?
C                                  G    C  G 
And when it comes to huntin' jobs, I never shirk
A7                                    D7 Edim7 D 
I can always find a job but you won't go to    work
G                             B7
Don't I always try to let you have my way?
 Em7                                B7
And still you treat me mean, meaner every day
    C                        G   C  G
You better treat me right or let me be
       A7                           D  D7   G   D7  G   
'Cause I can be just doin' what ya  do with me



[Instrumental]

G  C  G Abm6/F  E7

A7/C#    D7  G  G/D  C#dim  D7

G    C    G   Abm6/F  E7

A7  D

G    C   D7  Ebdim7  D7

G    C      G  Abm6/F  E7

E7 Edim7 Ebdim7 Edim7 E7 A7  D7


[Verse 2]

G            C              G  Abm6/F E7
How come you do me like you do do     do, 
   A7/C#  D        G  G/D C#dim D7
do do     like you do
G          c              G    Abm6/F E7
Why do you try to make me feel so     blue, boo hoo 
A7/C#                   D
I ain't done nothin' to you
  G             Gdim7 G7 
I lay your head on    a rail -road line 
            C                        Eb7  D7   G
and let the train come along and pacify   your mind
G            C              G  Abm6/F  E7
How come you do me like you do do      do,  
      A7 D7          G  D7
do do do like you do do


[Outro]

G                 Gdim7 G7 
I'll get a shovel be -  fore I'm done
G7 C                                Eb7 D7  G
If you haven't got a hole I'm gonna dig you one
G            C              G   Abm6/F E7
How come you do me like you do, do,    do,
      A7 D7          G
do do do like you do do
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