Prelude To a KissWords & Music by Irving Gordon, Irving Mills & Duke Ellington
Recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, 1956
D DM7 D7 D6 D D6 D7 GM7 G6 Gm7 Gdim If you hear a song in blue like a flower crying for the dew, E7sus4 A9 A7/9 D DM7 B7 Em7 That was my heart ser - e - na - ding you, A7sus4 A7+5 D My prelude to a kiss. D DM7 D7 D6 D D6 D7 GM7 G6 Gm7 Gdim If you hear a song that grows from my tender sentimental woes E7sus4 A9 A7/9 D DM7 B7 Em7 That was my heart trying to com - pose A7+5 A7 D A prelude to a kiss. Bridge: Gdim G G/B Am7 D7 Though it's just a sim - ple mel - o - dy G Em7 Am7 D7 With noth - ing fan - cy, noth - ing much, Am7 G E7 Am7 D7 You could turn it to a sym - pho - ny, G A A-9 A9 A Shu - bert tune with a Ger - shwin touch. A7/9 D DM7 D7 D6 D D6 D7 GM7 G6 Gm7 Gdim Oh, how my love song gen -tly cries for the tenderness within your eyes; E7sus4 A9 A7/9 D DM7 B7 Em7 My love is a pre - lude that nev - er dies, A7 A7+5 A7 D A prelude to a kiss.
Unforunately, I deleted the e-mail from the individual who requested the chart on this song. My apologies to you, wherever you are, but thanks for the suggestion. I wound up using four different recordings as a basis for this transcription, but none of the others matched Ella's for it's cleanness of presentation in allowing a haunting melody to come through.