Blue TangoWords & Music by Mitchell Parish* & LeRoy Anderson
Recorded by LeRoy Anderson, 1952
E7 Cdim A D Cdim A F#m E7 Cdim E7 Here I am with you, in a world of blue Bm7-5 A Asus4 A Bm7-5 A Asus4 E7 While we're dancing to the tan -go we loved when first we met E7 Cdim A D Cdim A F#m E7 Cdim E7 While the mu - sic plays, I recall the days A A6 F#m Bm7-5 Fdim E7 A When our love was a tune that we couldn't soon for - get A7 Gdim D G Gdim D Cdim A7 Em7/9 A7 As I kiss your cheek, we don't have to speak G A6 A7 D F#m A7 Gdim The vio - lins like a choir ex - press the de - sire A7 D F#m A7 G/B A7 D7 We used to know not long a - go A7 Gdim D G Gdim D Cdim A7 Em7/9 A7 So just hold me tight in your arms to - night G A6 A7 D F#m A7 A7/6 Gdim A7/6 D And the blue tan - go will be our mem - o - ry of love. Repeat Second Part Instrumental Coda: | D D6 - Cdim | A9 - A - A9 - A | D6 - D7 | G Gdim | | D D6 - DM7 | A9 - A Gdim | D A7 | G/B A7 | D |
*Parrish's lyrics are here mainly as a courtesy to him, because Anderson's recording was, as you certainly remember, an instrumental. I have only heard one recording with a vocal - one by Amanda Lear - which was pleasant but unremarkable, as were the several instrumental "me-too" versions that came out shortly after Anderson's.