EternallyWords & Music by Charlie Chaplin
Recorded by Sarah Vaughan, 1957
From the movie "Limelight," 1951**
Intro: | Dalt - D - Dalt | A7+5 | D - D9 - Bm7 | A7 | D D9 D D9 Gdim D A7 G/B G G/F# Em7 I'll be lov - ing you e - ter - nal - ly, A7 G/B A7 G/B A7/6 A7 Em7 Edim D With a love that's true, e - ter - nal - ly. D9 Em7 Edim D9 From the start, with - in my heart Gdim G G/F# G/B A7 Em7 - A7 It seems I've al - ways known A A9 A G Em7 The sun would shine A A9 A Em7 Edim D Em7 A7 When you were mine and mine a - lone. D D9 D D9 Gdim D A7 G/B G G/F# Em7 I'll be lov - ing you e - ter - nal - ly; A7 G/B A7 G/B A7/6 A7 Em7 Edim D There'll be no one new, my dear, for me. D9 Em7 Edim D9 Gdim G G/F# G/B A7 Em7 A7 Though the sky should fall, re - mem - ber I shall al - ways be A A9 A G G/F# Em7 A7 For - ev - er true and lov - ing you Em7 G G/F# Em7 Edim Em7 A7 D E - ter - nal - ly.
*Requested by recent visitor Ed Brown.
**This movie won an Oscar for "Best Original Score" in 1973 -- more than 20 years after its 1951 release. The early 50's were the years of the Hollywood Blacklist, and rightly or wrongly, Chaplin's name was on it -- an action whose fallout back then was immediate, significant and unforgiving. The movie got largely buried in the USA, in part because of that listing. While on a cruise to Europe, Chaplin found himself barred from re-entering the United States, and ultimately made a home in Sweden; he stayed in voluntary "exile" until returning to receive an honorary Oscar in 1972 -- and at his acceptance of the award, Chaplin received a five-minute standing ovation from the studio audience. The following year, now more than 20 years after it was made, the movie re-emerged and played for the first time in the Los Angeles area, thus making it eligible for Oscar consideration.