Love In BloomWords & Music by Ralph Rainger & Leo Robin
Recorded by Bing Crosby, 1934
G Edim A7 D B7 G A Edim D6 Blue night and you, a - lone with me D7 G G/F# Em7 A7 Cdim D G Em7 A7 My heart has nev - er known such ec - sta - sy. G Edim A7 D B7 G A Edim A7 Am I on earth, am I in heav - en? A7 Em7 D Edim Bm Can it be the trees that fill the breeze F#m Em7 Edim G G/F# - Em7 With rare and mag - ic per - fume? Em7 A6/7/9 Cdim A Em7 D Bm G A7 Oh, no, it is - n't the trees, it's love in bloom. A7 Em7 D Edim Bm Can it be the spring that seems to bring F#m Em7 Edim G G/F# - Em7 The stars right in - to this room? Em7 A6/7/9 Cdim A Edim DM7 D9 Oh, no, it is - n't the spring, it's love in bloom. Bridge: F#m C#7 F#m Bm C#7 My heart was a des - ert; you plan - ted a seed, F#m C#7 F#m F#m/E Edim E And this is the flow - er, this hour of sweet ful - fill - ment. A7 Em7 D Edim Bm Is it all a dream, the joy su - preme F#m Em7 Edim G G/F# - Em7 That came to us in the gloom? Em7 A6/7/9 Cdim A Edim DM7 D9 You know it is - n't a dream, it's love in bloom.
*Requested by recent visitor Mel Walton. Now best known to us babyboomers as the melody that Jack Benny adopted as his TV theme song -- and so subjected to his deliberate off-key renditions (the man was an expert violinist, but rarely let that skill show) that many of us cannot recall any other version. The song was also the occassional butt of Benny's own jokes. The following anecdote is recorded in Benny's Wikipedia biography:
Benny would sometimes joke about the appropriateness of his theme song. On a segment often played in Tonight Show
So overwhelmingly associated with Benny, few people seem to know that Bing Crosby had a #1 hit with it in 1934, long before Benny ever touched it.