Everything Happens to Me


Written By: Tom Adair

Music by: Matt Dennis

Arranged By: Axel Stordahl Nelson Riddle Gordon Jenkins Gordon Jenkins

From the Album: Stardust: Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra

Label: Victor Capitol Reprise - Reprise

Recorded: 2/7/41 4/4/56 9/24/74 4/8/81



Black cats creep across my path until I'm almost mad

I must have roused the Devil's wrath 'cause all my luck is bad

I make a date for golf and can bet your life it rains

I try to give a party but the guy upstairs complains

I guess I'll go thru life just catchin' colds and missin' trains

Everything happens to me


I never miss a thing, I've had the measles and the mumps

And every time I play an ace, my partner always trumps

I guess I'm just a fool who never looks before he jumps

Everything happens to me


At first my heart thought you could break this jinx for me

That love would turn the trick to end despair

But now I just can't fool this head that thinks for me

So I've mortgaged all my castles in the air


I've telegraphed and phoned, sent an Air Mail Special, too

You answer was "Goodbye", there was even postage due

I fell in love just once and then it had to be with you

Everything happens to me


I've never drawn a sweepstake or a bank night at a show

I thought perhaps this time I'd won but Lady Luck said "No"

And though it breaks my heart I'm not surprised to see you go

Everything happens to me


Everything happens to me