Blue MoonWords & Music by Lorenz Hart & Richard Rodgers
Recorded by Billy Eckstine, 1948; also by The Marcels, 1961
G7 C Am7 Dm7 Blue moon, G7 C Am7 Dm7 You saw me standing alone D7 CM7 Am7 D7 Without a dream in my heart, F C Am7 Dm7 Without a love of my own. Blue moon, You knew just what I was there for, You heard me saying a prayer for F G C F - Fm C Someone I really could care for. Bridge: Dm7 G7 C And then there suddenly appeared before me Dm7 G7 C The only one my heart could ever hold; Fm7 Bb7 Eb I heard somebody whisper, "Please adore me." G D7 G D7 G7 And when I looked, the moon had turned to gold. Blue moon, Now I'm no longer alone Without a dream in my heart, Without a love of my own.
Long-time friend and lyrics guru Ron Hontz sent me the following:
additional backstory from http://www.oracleband.net/Lyrics/blue-moon.htm -- Although it has been used in many movies, including "Words And Music" (1948); "Malaya" (1949); "East Side, West Side" (1950); and "With A Song In My Heart" (1952), it was the only song by Rogers & Hart that was not actually composed FOR a movie or Broadway show.
Also, from sources I can no longer recall to identify, The Marcel's 1961 rendition did NOT go over well with the authors.