Close to YouWords & Music by Al Hoffman, Carl Lampl & Jerry Livingston
Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1957
D A7 G G/F# Em7 A7 Gdim D G D Close to you, I will always stay; DM7 D Em7 A7 Edim Bm7 D7 Close to you, though you're far away. G5 G Gm7 You'll always be near Gdim D F#m Bm As though you were here by my side. E Bm7-5 D9 Bm7-5 A F#m A7+5 No matter where, in my dreams I'll find you there D A7 G G/F# Em7 A7 Gdim D G D Close to me, sharing your caress. DM7 D Em7 A7 Edim Bm7 D7 Can't you see you're my happiness? G5 G G/F# Gm7 Edim A7 D Wherever you go, my heart will go, too. A B7 What can I do? G G/F# Gdim A7 A7/6 D It only wants to be close to you. (Musical Interlude - First Half of Second Verse) G5 G G/F# Gm7 Edim A7 D Wherever you go, my heart will go, too. F#m B7 What can I do? G G/F# Gdim A7 A7/6 D It only wants to be close to you.
*Sinatra recorded and released this song more than once, and I believe I've got a correct attribution here. He recorded it as a V-disc some in about 1942 or so, but the voice I hear in the recording from which I transcribed sounds more like the Sinatra of the 50s than the Sinatra of the early 40s. In trying to find out when the song was written, I ran across in intro verse; I'm not including it here, because I could not hear it to transcribe it, but let me know if you're interested and I'll send it along.