Bye, Bye Love

Words & Music:

Felice & Boudleaux Bryant


The March 2007 issue of Acoustic Guitar has an arrangement of the original recording as done by The Everly brothers.  Tuning for this version is in the key of G in open G tuning [D G D G B D] with a capo on the second fret (thus, in A).  If you want that authentic '50s sound, look up this transcription.


E  D5  A   A  D5  E



D/A       A      D/A       A       A7

Bye, bye, love.  Bye, bye, happiness.

D/A    A                          E7    A  A7

Hello, loneliness.  I think I'm a-gonna cry.

D/A       A      D/A       A         A7

Bye, bye, love.  Bye, bye, sweet caress.

D/A    A                       E7      A

Hello, emptiness.  I feel like I could die.

             E7        A

Bye, bye, my love, goodbye.


              E7                A

There goes my baby with someone new.

               E7               A  A7

She sure looks happy; I sure am blue.

           D/A                  E7

She was my baby 'til he stepped in.

                                    A  A7

Goodbye, to romance that might have been.




I'm a-through with romance.  I'm through with love.

I'm through with a-counting the stars above,

And here's the reason that I'm so free:

My loving baby is a-through with me.




             E7        G

Bye, bye, my love, goodbye.  [3x]


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