The Nearness of YouWords & Music by Ned Washington & Hoagy Carmichael
Recorded by Hoagy Carmichael, 1937
Also recorded by Glenn Miller, 1940 (#5)
(E7) A E7 G/B Em7 It's not the pale moon that excites me, A+ D Fdim Dm A F#7 Bm7-5 E7 That thrills and delights me, oh, no — Bm7-5 E7 A F#7 Bm7-5 E7 It's just the near - ness of you. (E7) A E7 G/B Em7 It isn't your sweet conversation A+ D Fdim Dm A F#7 Bm7-5 E7 That brings this sensation, oh, no — Bm7-5 E7 A D9 A It's just the near - ness of you. Bridge: Fdim When you're in my arms, A A7 And I feel you so close to me, D F#7 Bm7 G7 E7 All my wildest dreams come true. (E7) A E7 G/B Em7 I need no soft lights to enchant me, A+ D Fdim Dm A F#7 Bm7-5 E7 If you'll only grant me the right Bm7-5 F# Bm To hold you ever so tight, Bm7-5 E7 E7/6 And to feel in the night E7 Bm7-5 E7 A D Dm A The near - ness of you.