Put Your Arms Around Me, HoneyWords & Music by Albert Von Tilzer & Junie McCree, 1910
Recorded by Dick Haymes, 1943*
Verse (slow tempo): D F#m G6 Em7 D F#m G6 Night time is fall - in', ev' - ry - thing is still, Edim D Bm7 Em7 Edim D Cdim A7 And the moon is shi - nin' from a - bove; D F#m G6 Em7 D F#m G6 Cu - pid is call - in' ev' - ry Jack and Jill E7 Bm7-5 E7 Cdim A7 It's just a - bout the time to fall in love. Refrain: D A7 Fdim D A7 Fdim D Fdim D Put your arms a - round me, hon - ey, hold me tight; A7 Cdim A7 Cdim A7 Em7 A7 Huddle up and cuddle up with all your might. A Em7 A9 Em Em7/6 A7/9 Oh, oh, won't you roll those eyes, D Em7 A7 Cdim A7 Eyes that I just i - dol - ize. D A7 Fdim D A7 Fdim D Fdim D When they look at me my heart be - gins to float, A7 Cdim A7 Cdim A7 Em7 A7 Then it starts a rockin' like a mo - tor boat. A7 G D F#m E7 D9 G A7/6 D Oh, oh, I never knew an - y girl like you. Bridge: C#m7-5 F#7 Gdim Bm F#7 Bm I never knew an - oth - er girl like you, Bm7-5 E7 Bm7-5 A G/B A7 Fdim I never knew an - oth - er girl like you. Repeat Refrain:
*Attribution this version to anyone is mis-representation, because so far as I know, the song has never been recorded like this. The intro verse (one of two verses provided in the 1910 original) is only about half of what the original contained - and it now sounds so dated that it would probably never get airtime today; worse, it is written minstrel-style ("night time am a-fallin'" is now pretty much offensive to just about everybody's ears -- certainly to mine.) One of the main problems with attempting to chart this tune is that the refrain to this song - which is about all anybody today remembers - is so doggone quick and short that it's over before it begins. The bridge is adapted from the Dick Haymes 1943 version, credited here. I'm posting it in this very corrupted form because it's a peppy song, well-suited to performance at retirement centers.