Midnight SunMusic by Sonny Burke & Lionel Hampton, 1947
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer added later*
Recorded by June Christy, 1953
A7 D9 D F#m7 Fdim D9 Your lips were like a red and ru - by chal - ice D6/9 Bm7-5 Dm7 G6 Dm6 G9 War - mer than the sum - mer night, C9 C CM7 CM7/6 CM7 The clouds were like an al - a - bas - ter pal - ace Em B+ Cm7 F Cm7 F Ri - sing to a snow - y height; Bb9 Bb Cdim Edim Bb Each star it's own au - ro - ra bor - e - al - is, Gm7 Bbm7 Gdim Sud - den - ly you held me tight; A7 Edim A7 DM7 F#m7 G A7 A7+5 DM7 And I could see the Mid - night Sun. A7 D9 D F#m7 Fdim D9 I can't explain the silver rain that found me -- D6/9 Bm7-5 Dm7 G6 Dm6 G9 Or was that a moonlight veil? Em B+ Cm7 F Cm7 F The music of the u - ni - verse around me, Em B+ Cm7 F Cm7 F Or was that a night - in - gale? Bb9 Bb Cdim Edim Bb And then your arms mir - ac - u - lous - ly found me, Gm7 Bbm7 Gdim Sud - den - ly the sky turned pale -- Edim A7 DM7 F#m7 G A7 A7+5 DM7 I could see the Mid - night Sun. Bridge: G Am7 D9 D7/9 G Was there ever such a night? G/F# F#m7 B7 Cdim E It's a thrill I still don't quite believe; E E6 AM7 A E But af - ter you were gone, Em B+ Em7 Em6 A7 There was still the stardust on my sleeve. A7 D9 D F#m7 Fdim D9 The flame of it may dwindle to an ember, D6/9 Bm7-5 Dm7 G6 Dm6 G9 And the stars forget to shine, C9 C CM7 CM7/6 CM7 And we may see the meadow in De - cem - ber, Em B+ Cm7 F Cm7 F I - cy white and crys - tal - line, Bb9 Bb Cdim Edim Bb But oh my dar - ling al - ways I'll re - mem - ber Gm7 Bbm7 Gdim When your lips were close to mine, A7 Em7 A7 A7+5 DM7 F#m7 G A7+5 D6 And we saw the Mid - night Sun.
*Requested by recent visitor Marco Oloarte Pirrone. I've run into some minor confusion of exactly when Mercer added the lyrics to this Hampton & Burke composition. Sources I've found suggest they were added in 1954, but the recording on which this transcription is based was made in December of 1953, which obviously calls the 1954 date into question.
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