A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley SquareWords & Music by Eric Maschwitz & Manning Sherwin
Recorded by Nat "King" Cole, 1943, and also by Tony Bennett, 1992
G Em Bm G7 That certain night, the night we met, C B7 Em B+ There was magic abroad in the air; G D7 G7 Cm There were angels dining at the Ritz G Em Am7 D7 G Em Am7 D7 And a nightingale sang in Berkeley Square. I may be right, I may be wrong, But I'm perfectly willing to swear That when you turned and smiled at me G Em Am7 D7 G Em Em6 F#7 A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square. Bridge 1: B7 C#m7-5 F#7 The moon that lingered over London town -- Bm Gdim C#m7-5 F#7 Poor, puzzled moon, he wore a frown. B7 C#m7-5 F#7 How could he know we two were so in love Bm Gdim Am7 D The whole darn world seemed upside down. The streets of town were paved with stars, It was such a romantic affair. And as we kissed and said "Good-bye," A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square. How strange it was, how sweet and strange; There was never a dream to compare With that hazy, crazy night we met When a nightingale sang in Berkeley Square. This heart of mine beat loud and fast, Like a merry go round at the fair; For we were dancing cheek to cheek And a nightingale sang in Berkeley Squre. Bridge 2: When dawn came stealing up all gold and blue To interrupt our rendezvous, I still remember how you smiled and said, "Was that a dream or was it true?" Our homeward step was just as light As the tap-dancing feet of Astaire, And like an echo, far away, G Em Am7 D7 G Em A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square. Coda: Am7 D7 Dm6 E7 I know 'cause I was there C C/B Cm D7 G Em Cm Cm7-5 G That night in Berkeley Square.