Elmer's Tune

Words & Music by Elmer Albrecht, Sammy Gallop & Dick Jurgens
Recorded by Glenn Miller, 1939

  G  A  Bb    G           Dm7          G        G7
Why are the stars always winkin' and blinkin' above? 

              C6           C           F      Fm   C
What makes a fellow start thinkin' of fallin' in love? 

      C6      G             Dm7        G          Dm7
It's not the season -- the reason is plain as the moon --

D9    D7  G     G9    C     Fdim(III)  G
It's just El - mer's Tune.

      Dm7     G      Dm7        G          G7
What makes a lady of eighty go out on the loose? 

           C6       C          F    Fm     C
Why does a gander meander in search of a goose? 

      C6       G         Dm7          G        Dm7
What puts the kick in a chicken, the magic in June? 

D9    D7  G     G9    C     
It's just El - mer's Tune.


F	    C        F                Fm   Fdim    C
Listen, listen, there's a lot you're liable to be missin'.

D7      Am7   D7     Am7  G       Am      G        G7     
Sing it,    swing it,     any old way and any old time.

    Dm7    G           Dm7           G          G7
The hurdy-gurdies, the birdies, the cop on the beat, 

     C6    C          F         Fm            C
The candy maker, the baker, the man on the street, 

    C6    G            Dm7        G          Dm7
The city charmer, the farmer, the man in the moon  

D9   D7  G     G9    C    C/B  A7  D9  D7  G  G+5  C
All sing El - mer's Tune. 

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