Sleepy Lagoon

Words & Music by Jack Lawrence & Eric Coates
Recorded by Harry James, 1940 (#1)

A7         Dalt     A7       D6  G/B   A7+5       D6      Em7  F#m7  Em7
A sleepy lagoon, a tropical moon    and two on an island;

   A7      Dalt     A7            D6  G/B   A7+5       B7      G/B  D6
A sleepy lagoon and two hearts in tune    in some lullabyland.

    Em7          A7    G/B           A7
The fireflies' gleam reflects in the stream --

      Em7         A7        G/B  A7
They sparkle and shimmer.

   D            D6                   Cdim
A star from on high falls out of the sky,

                  Em7     A7   G/B  A7
And slowly grows dimmer.

     A7              Dalt     A7             D6   G/B
The leaves from the trees all dance in the breeze

    A7+5         D6      Em7  F#m7  Em7
And float on the ripples;

       A7       Dalt      A7           D6      G/B      G6
We're deep in a spell as nightingales tell of roses and dew.

        Gm7                  Gdim                  D    F#7  G  Gm7
The memory of this moment of love will haunt me forever --

  Gdim      D      Cdim      A   A7+5 D  
A tropical moon, a sleepy lagoon and you.

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