'Round Midnight

Words & Music by Bernie Hanighen, Thelonious Monk & Cootie Williams
Recorded by Julie London, 1960

Dm           Bm7-5      Em7-5             A7
It begins to tell 'round midnight, 'round midnight;

Dm7          G7      Bbm7 Gdim Am7    D7
I do pretty well 'til af - ter sun - down 

Gm7              C7      Dm   Dm+7 
Supper time, I'm feelin' sad,

       Fdim        G7         Bb7    A7
But it really gets bad 'round mid - night.

Dm              Bm7-5       Em7-5               A7
Mem'ries always start 'round midnight, 'round midnight;

Dm               G7      Bbm7  Gdim  Am7     D7
Haven't got the heart to stand those mem - 'ries;

Gm7              C7         Dm   Dm+7 
When my heart is still with you,

       Fdim       G7   A7 Dm    Dm+7   
And old midnight knows it too.


           Bm7-5        E7-9       A7
When some quarrel we've had needs mending

          Bm7-5         E7-9    A7
Does that mean that our love is ending?

Gm7         C7       Bb7       A7
Darling, I need you; lately I find

       D7         C7          Bb7        A7
You're out of my arms and I'm out of my mind.

Dm               Bm7-5     Em7-5              A7
Let our love take wing some midnight, 'round midnight;

Dm              G7      Bbm7 Gdim  Am7     D7
Let the angels sing for your  re - turn - ing;

Gm7              C7        Dm   Dm+7   Bbm9
Let our love be safe and sound

Fdim      G7      Bb7   A7    Dm 
When old midnight comes a - round.

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