In The DarkWords & Music by Lil Green
Recorded by Mary Steenburgen in the movie "The Butcher's Wife," 1991
Previously recorded by Nina Simone, 1966
E7/9 A6 E7/9 A6 A A9 In the dark, it's just you and I; A7/9 D9 D6 Dm7 Dm6 Not a sound, there's not one sigh, A C#m7-5 Cdim(IV) Cdim E A F#m F7 E7 Just the beat of my poor heart in the dark. E7/9 A6 E7/9 A6 A A9 In the dark, in the dark, I get such a thrill A7/9 D9 D6 Dm(V) Dm7 Dm6 When he presses his fingertips upon my lips, A C#m7-5 Cdim(IV) Cdim E A D9 A A7 And he begs me to please keep still in the dark. Bridge D9 D9 alt Dm Dm7 A But soon, this dance will be endin' F Bb9 A A7 And you're gonna be missed D9 D9 alt Dm Dm7 Gee, I'm not pretendin' A F#m F Bb9 E7 'Cause I swear it's fun, fun to be kissed. E7/9 A6 E7/9 A6 A A9 In the dark, now we will find A7/9 D9 D6 Dm7 Dm6 What the rest have left behind; A AM7 F#7 D9 F E7 Just let them dance -- we're gonna find ro-mance, E A F#m F E7 A In the dark . . . in the dark.
The movie version, sung (beautifully) by Mary Steenburgen, omits the second verse.