Serenade Of The BellsWords & Music by Kay Twomey, Al Goodhart, and Al Urbano
Recorded by Jo Stafford, 1947 (#6)
A F#m Fdim D In the sleepy town of San Jua - ni - ta, E Bm7-5 E Cdim A C#m7-5 There's a story that a padre tells, F#7 Edim F#7 Edim Bm Of a gay senor and sen - o - ri - ta, Bm7-5 A F#m D9 E7 A D9 E7 And the ser -e - nade of the bells. A F#m Fdim D Seems they asked the padre for per - mis - sion E Bm7-5 E Cdim A To be married early in the spring, F#7 Edim F#7 Edim Bm But their folks had made just one condition Bm7-5 A F#m D9 E7 A That the mission bells had to ring. E Bm7-5 E7 Fdim A Ev' - ry - one knew the bells were bro - ken, Edim D9 E7/6 E7 A And hadn't sounded for a long, long time. C#7 C#7/G# Fdim(III) C#7 F#m Then one night the vil - lage was astounded Bm7-5 E B7 E For the bells began to chime! A F#m Fdim D Still the bells are broken, goes the sto - ry E Bm7-5 E Cdim A But if in your heart a true love dwells F#7 Edim F#7 Edim Bm They will ring for you in all their glory, Bm7-5 A F#m D9 E7 A That's the ser - e - nade of the bells.