I'll Remember AprilWords & Music by Don Raye, Gene DePaul & Pat Johnson
Recorded by Julie London, 1956
D D6 DM7 D6 This lovely day will lengthen into ev'ning, Dm7 Dm6 Dm7 Dm6 We'll sigh good-bye to all we've ever had. Gm A7 C9 B9 Alone, where we have walked together, B7 Em7 A7-9 DM7 D6 I'll remember April and be glad. Bridge: Gm7 C7 FM7 Dm7 I'll be content you loved me once in April; Gm7 C7 FM7 Dm7 Your lips were warm and love and spring were new; Em7 A7 DM7 D6 But I'm not afraid of Autumn and her sorrow, C#m7-5 F#7 B7 Em7 A7 For I'll remember April and you. D D6 DM7 D6 The fire will dwindle in the glowing ashes, Dm7 Dm6 Dm7 Dm6 For flames and love live such a little while; Gm A7 C9 B9 I won't forget, but I won't be lonely -- B7 Em7 A7-9 DM7 D6 I'll remember April, and I'll smile.
This arrangement probably doesn't deserve to be here...although the song itself certainly does. I've listened to several different ones lately -- from the overly-complicated Four Aces version to a Joni James take that did no service either to her or to the song, and a number of others as well -- and all I can say is, this songs resists being captured by any single version. I've synthesized several versions to derive this one; if you listen to a few, you can probably take it other directions as well.