Ole Buttermilk SkyWords & Music by Hoagy Carmichael & Jack Brooks
Recorded by Hoagy Carmichael, 1946
From the 1946 movie "Canyon Passage"
A7 Em7 A7 D G/B D Em7 A7 D G D Ole buttermilk sky, I'm keeping my eye peeled on you. A7sus4 A7 D Em7 D What's the good word tonight? A7sus4 A7 D G D Are you you gonna be mellow to night? Em7 A7+5 A7 D G/B D Em7 A7 D G D Ole buttermilk sky, can't you see my little donkey and me? A7sus4 A7 A7sus4 Em7 G/B A7 We're as happy as a Christmas tree A7 A7sus4 A7 D G D Heading for the one I love. Bridge: DM7 D7 G A7 D7 I'm gonna pop 'er the question, that question, G G/F# Em7 G/B D DM7 D7 "Do you, Darlin', do you do?" D7/F# G Em7 D B7 It'll be easy, so easy, E7 Bm7-5 A7 If I can only bank on you. A7 Em7 A7 D G/B D Em7 A7 D G D Ole buttermilk sky, I'm telling you why; now you know. A7sus4 A7 D Em7 D Keep it in mind tonight, A7sus4 A7 D G D Keep a-brushing those clouds from sight. Em7 A7+5 A7 D G/B D Em7 A7 D G D Ole buttermilk sky, don't you fail me when I'm needin' you the most; A7sus4 A7 A7sus4 Em7 G/B A7 Hang a moon above her hitching post, G G/B Em7 A7 D Hitch me to the one I love. Em7 A7+5 A7 D G/B D G Em7 D G D You can, if you try; don't tell me no lie -- G A7 G G/F# Em7 G/B A7 G A7 D Will you be mellow and bright to - night, buttermilk sky?