Desafinado (Slightly Out Of Tune)Words & Music by Newton Mendonca & Antonio Carlos Jobim
English words by Jon Hendricks & Jessie Cavanaugh
Recorded by Julie London, 1963
C CM7 CM7/6 CM7 D7-5 Love is like a never-ending melody; Dm7 G7 G/Bb A7-9 A7 Poets have compared it to a symphony, Dm7 G/Bb AM7 C#m7 A symphony conducted by the lighting of the moon-- Dm Dm+7 Dm7 Bb9 G7 But our song of love is slightly out of tune. C CM7 CM7/6 CM7 D7-5 Once your kisses raised me to a fever pitch; Dm7 G7 G/Bb A7 Now the orchestration doesn't seem so rich. Dm7 G/Bb AM7 C#m7 Seems to me you've changed the tune we used to sing; Bridge: Dm7 Bb9 Am7 B7 Like the bossa nova, love should swing. E C#m7 C#m7-5 F#m7 B7 We used to harmonize, two souls in perfect time; E C#m7 C#m7-5 F#m7 B7 Now the song is diff'rent and the words don't even rhyme, F7 G Fdim Am7 D9 'Cause you forgot the melody our hearts would always croon, Dm Dm+7 Dm7 Bb9 G7 And so what good's a heart that's slightly out of tune? C CM7 CM7/6 CM7 D7-5 Tune your heart to me the way it used to be; Dm7 G7 G/Bb A7-9 A7 Join with me in harmony and sing a song of lov - ing. FM7 Bb9 Em7 Cdim We're bound to get in tune again before too long -- D7 There'll be no desafinado Bb9 Dm7-5(V) When your heart belongs to me com - plete - ly, D7 Dm7 So you won't be slightly out of tune, G7 C9 C You'll sing along with me.
My personal bias is admittedly showing here. There have been dozens of great versions of this song...but there's something about Julie London's voice that gets me every time