In the Blue of EveningWords & Music by Tom Adair & Al D'Artega
Recorded by Tommy Dorsey, 1943, Frank Sinatra Vocal (#1)
C#7 A7 Dalt D Dm6 In the blue of evening D9 A7 Em7 Fdim A7 Em7 Edim A7 Gdim When you ap - pear close to me, dear one, D D9 D A7 G/B Em7 Gdim Em7 A7 Dalt Cdim G G/B A7 There in the dusk we'll share a dream rev - er - ie C#7 A7 Dalt D Dm6 In the blue of evening D9 A7 Em7 Fdim A7 Em7 Edim A7 Gdim While crick - ets call and stars are fall - ing D D9 D A7 D G Edim A7 D9 D There 'neath the mid -night sky you'll come to me Bridge: A7 Bb Cm7 F7 In the shadows of the night we'll stand Fdim Cm7 F7 Bb I'll touch your hand and then D F#m G Gdim D A7 Softly as your lovely eyes en - treat, Edim G G/F# Em7 G/B A7 Our lips will meet a - gain C#7 A7 Dalt D Dm6 In the blue of evening, D9 A7 Em7 Fdim A7 Em7 Edim A7 Gdim Night winds a - bove whisp'rin' "I love you" D D9 D A7 D G Edim A7 G/B D9 D There will we find ro - mance in the blue of evening.
*I already know -- 'way too many chords. The objective here is NOT to try to play every one of them (which not even I try to do -- and I can squeeze a lot of chords into a song) but to have the RIGHT chord at the RIGHT place if your ear tells you that you DO need to change chords. With this song, that's a little trickier than others because the melody line is a bit on the unusual side. Recorded early enough in Sinatra's career that he was still taking second billing to the Tommy Dorsey orchestra, this one is seldom heard, but intriguing; it held down the number one spot on the charts for about four weeks.