Faraway Places

Words & Music by Joan Whitney & Alex Kramer
Recorded by Margaret Whiting, 1949


E                            E6       E
Far-away places with strange-sounding names,

         F#m      B7
Far away over the sea;

       E        E+7              A9     A-9   A    Am6
Those far-away places with the strange-sound-ing names

     E       B7       E     Edim   B7
Are calling, calling me.

E                     E6   E
Goin' to China, or maybe Siam;

           F#m        B7
I want to see for myself

       E         E+7             A9    A-9 A   Am6
Those far-away places I've been read - ing a - bout

      E           B7            E
In a book that I took from the shelf.


Bridge:

E7  A                       Bm7-5    E
I start getting restless whenever I hear

C7  B7      Bm7-5    E    E7
The whistle  of  a train;

   A           B7        E
I pray for the day I can get underway

 B7  F#7                        F#m7    B7
And look for those castles in Spain.


E                              E6      E
They call me a dreamer  well, maybe I am,

                    F#m        B7
But I know that I'm burning to see

      E         E+7             A       AM7  A7    D9
Those far-away places with the strange-sound-ing names

  E       B7     G#7    G7     F#m7     F7+9     E6
Calling, calling me.



 
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