Poinciana (Song of the Tree)Words & Music by Buddy Bernier & Nat Simon
Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1943(?)
A7 DM7 D9 Dalt D9 C9 Poinciana, your branches speak to me of love, C Bb9 Fdim(III) Fdim D A7 Pale moon is casting shadows from above. A7 DM7 D9 Dalt D9 C9 Poinciana, somehow I feel the jungle heat, C Bb9 Fdim(III) Fdim D With - in me there grows a rhythmic savage beat. Bridge: Bb9 Fdim(III) Fdim Dalt Love is ev'rywhere, its magic perfume fills the air, Bb9 E7 Bb9 Fdim(II) Fdim E7 A7 To and fro you sway, my heart's in time, I've learned to care. A7 DM7 D9 Dalt D9 C9 Poinciana, from now until the dawning day C Bb9 Fdim(III) Fdim D C I'll learn to love forever, come what may. Coda: Bb9 D6 Poinciana-----.
This one is a bit on the obscure side, even for me -- it's here at the request of a visitor who asked for a song I'd really never heard. It tends to rely a little more heavily on the vocal than most songs here, but it does have a haunting melody that grows on you.