My Heart Reminds MeWords & Music by Al Stillman & Camillo Bargoni
Recorded by Kay Starr, 1957 (#9)
C CM7 CM7/6 CM7 C I hear the sound of mu - sic, Cdim D9 Fdim Cdim Your fav' - rite kind of mu - sic, Dm7 Dm6 Fdim G7 C And that re - minds me, dear, of you. E B7 Cdim I see the sum - mer ro - ses, Edim F#m Cdim Edim Your fav' - rite shade of roses, A Cdim F#m B7 E G And that reminds me too of you, dear. C CM7 CM7/6 CM7 C If I could hear no mu - sic, Cdim D9 Cdim Fdim D9 Cdim If there could be no ro - ses, Dm7 Dm6 Fdim Dm7 G7 Gdim A7 No sum - mer nights to make me dream as I do, Dm Dm+7 Dm7 I still would not for - get you C C/B Am7 Cdim One thing would still be true -- Dm7 Dm6 Fdim Dm7 G7 C My heart re - minds me I love you.
*This chart (as, indeed, does much of guitardom) owes a generous tip of the hat to Andrew Rogers and Andrews Ace Guitar Tabs -- but in this case, for the starting point, not the final result. I believe Andrew's version used the Four Seasons as his audio source; I used Kay Starr's, and strove to develope an accompaniment to replicate the song more fully.
Ironically, though Starr's version provided the audio source, hers has never been the version that first "hit" me: the credit for that first impact is the Della Reese version that preceded it on the charts, though under the slightly-different-title of "And That Reminds Me." Memory plays tricks, however, because now, when listening to both in a straight-up comparison, it is Starr's that sounds most like what I remember the song sounding like.