Words & Music by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
Recorded by Peggy Lee, 1952
From the 1932 film "Love Me Tonight"

D                Dm6
Lover, when I'm near you

      Fm7               Em7
And I hear You speak my name

Gm7            A7                D
Softly, in my ear you breathe a flame.

D             Dm6
Lover, it's immoral,

         Fm7              Em7
But why quarrel with our bliss

Gm7              A7             D
When two lips of coral want to kiss


B         Cm7-5    F#7
I see the devil is in you,

B         Cm7-5    F#7
And to resist you I try,

D           Bm7      E7     A7
But if you didn't continue, I would die.

D                 Dm6
Lover, please be tender,

          Fm7             Em7
When your tender fears depart,

Gm7              A7             D
Lover, please surrender to my heart.

Previously recorded by Paul Whiteman, 1933 (#3)

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