FireflyWords & Music by Carolyn Leigh & Cy Coleman
Recorded by Tony Bennett, 1960
G Am7 Bbm7 D Am7 D9 Am7 D7 I call her firefly, 'cause, oh my, G Gdim Am7 G G6 She ra - di - ates moon glow, D7 Am7 D7 Am7 Wants none of that noon glow, G Am7 Edim Am7 Cdim G She starts to glitter when the sun goes down. Gdim D Am7 D9 Em7 D7 By eight p.m., it's may - hem; G Am7 G G6 She switches the brights up, E7 Bm7-5 A7 Lights up and gives me a call, Gdim G A7 D7 G "Hey, take me to the fireflies ball." Bridge: F#m7 B7 F#7 But when I get her there, set her there, B7 F#7 E7 Bm7-5 E7 Do I get to pet her there and grab me some glow? Bm7-5 A7 E7 A7 E7 No, she's a gad-about, mad about lurin' ev'ry lad about D7 Am7 D7 G6 While leavin' me moanin' low. Edim D7 Am7 D7 Em7 Fdim E7 G Am7 G G6 Oh firefly, why can't I latch on to you no how? E7 Bm7-5 A7 Gdim Oh how I love you, but gee G B7 Em A7 While you set the night on fire, fly, G Gdim Am7 G Shine a little light on me.
Small point, but the Bbm7 in the opening line of this song doesn't need to be played as a fully-shaped chord to work -- just slide the Am7 down 1 fret.