The Sky Fell DownWords & Music by Edward Heyman & Louis Alter
Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1940
A D9 Bm7-5 A G#7 Fdim Bm7-5 A The sky fell down when I met you; E7 G#7 Fdim(III) Gdim A6 A A7 Gdim D6 The green of the countryside had turned to blue. Dm6 A7 Cdim Gdim F#7 I had the moon right on my fingertips, Cdim D9 D6 Dm6 E7 And when first we kissed there were stars on your lips. A D9 Bm7-5 A G#7 Fdim Bm7-5 A To be with you just made it seem E7 G#7 Fdim(III) A6 A A7 Gdim D6 That walk - ing on snowy clouds was not a dream; Dm6 A AM7 A7 Cdim Fdim Gdim F#7 You gave to me all this and heaven, too, Cdim D D6 Dm6 E7/6 A When the sky fell down and I met you.
While this chart is based on Sinatra's reading, you're really missing a good bet if you don't seek out the one done by Elizabeth Conant in 2000. Her take is clear and unpretentious, never getting in the way of the song; to my ear, she shares a skill demonstrated by Susannah McCorkle and by Diana Krall (and if you're familiar with my tastes, you recognize that for the praise it is intended to be.) By comparison, Sinatra's sounds dated and immature. Suggested by recent visitor Ana K.