A Walk in the Black Forest*Words & Music by Kal Mann & Horst Jankowsky
Recorded by Horst Jankowski, 1965 (#12)
Vocal recorded by Salena Jones, 1966
A D9 Bm7-5 A The trees join hands and say, "Hello," Fdim A D9 Cdim A And suddenly ev'rywhere we go Edim D9 Bm7-5 E7 Cm7-5 E7 Fdim A F#m D9 E7 The sun beams through in fun. Fdim A D9 Bm7-5 A The leaves form patterns like a heart Fdim A D9 Cdim A And whisper forever "Never part." Edim D9 Bm7-5 E7 Cm7-5 E7 Fdim A C#7 Be true, 'cause I love you. Bridge: A9 Am A9 Am Bm7-5 Am7 Cdim Am E7 Shadows write words of love a - cross our path; F#7 Gdim F#7 Birds sing, C#7 Gdim D9 Bm7-5 E Cdim E D9 A E7 "How luck - y those whose love just grows to - geth - er." A D9 Bm7-5 A Blades of grass stand on and on Fdim A D9 Cdim A And chatter together in a calm C#m7-5 D9 Bm7-5 E7 Cm7-5 E7 Fdim F#7 That's green and so ser - ene, Edim E7 D9 E7 D9 Bm7-5 E7/6 A A mem - 'ry of our walk of love. A D9 Bm7-5 A In a dream, a stream goes by Fdim A D9 Cdim A Re - flec - ting a message from the sky Edim D9 Bm7-5 E7 Cm7-5 E7 Fdim A F#m D9 E7 A - bove Fdim A D9 Bm7-5 A And here and there we look around Fdim A D9 Cdim A To see other lovers who have found Edim D9 Bm7-5 E7 Cm7-5 E7 Fdim A C#7 Their way. Bridge 2: A9 Am A9 Am Bm7-5 Am7 Cdim Am E7 Crick - ets tap out their sym - pho - ny in code; F#7 Gdim F#7 Rab - bits C#7 Gdim D9 Bm7-5 E Cdim E D9 A E7 Run hel - ter skel - ter find - ing shel - ter here. A D9 Bm7-5 A And flowers swaying in the breeze Fdim A D9 Cdim A Look up to the branches of the trees C#m7-5 D9 Bm7-5 E7 Cm7-5 E7 Fdim F#7 And sing as birds take wing -- Edim E7 D9 E Edim E7 D9 Bm7-5 E7/6 A All this is true 'cause I love you.
*Originally titled "Schwarzwaldenfahrt," this song has also been recorded as "I Walk With You." Dual attribution on performer is more than appropriate here, as is dual attribution of the title. Jankowski's instrumental version even now is certainly the best-remembered of the two; but Jones' version, though much less well-known, is one of the few I've found that actually includes a vocal. Officially, this melody has two titles (both shown above in the title area) because only the version named "I Walk With You" actually has lyrics.