Sleepy Time GalWords & Music by Joseph Reed Alden, Raymond Egan, Ange Lorenzo & Richard A.Whiting, 1924
Recorded by Glenn Miller, 1935
D D9 D D6 D D6 D+5 A7 Gdim Sleep - y time gal, you're turn - in' night in - to day! Gdim Cdim A7 A7+5 A7 D D6 D D6 Dalt C#7 C7 Sleep - y time gal, you've danced the ev' - ning a - way! B7 Cdim B7 Cdim E7 Cdim A7 E7 Be - fore each sil - ver - y star fades out of sight, E7alt E6 E7alt Em7/9 Em7 Em7/9 A7 Please give me one lit - tle kiss, G/B Em7 G/B Em7 G/B Cdim A7 Then let us whis - per "Good - night," A AM7 A Gdim A7 It's get - tin' late, Dear, X0xxxx x2xxxx x4xxxx xx0xxx xx2xxx xx3xxx Your pil - low is wait - in' D D9 D D6 D D6 D+5 A7 Gdim Sleep - y time gal, when all your dan - cin' is through, Gdim Cdim A7 A7+5 F#7 Bm Bm7/E Sleep - y time gal, I'll find a cot - tage for you. E7/9 E7 E7/9 E7 G/B You'll learn to cook and to sew, A7 Fdim D F#7 B7 What's more, you'll love it, I know, Em7 A7 When you're a stay-at-home, play-at-home, G/B A7 Fdim D Eight o'clock sleepy time gal!
This one was a challenge...to say the least. Glenn Miller's version is credited here, but in point of fact, I didn't have a complete version of any of the half-dozen or so that I was working from, by a variety of artists, ranging from a Larry Elgart rendition I found particularly useful, to snippets of Ray Noble, Harry James and others. Unfortunately, the only vocal version I had access to did *not* have the seque from the end of the first verse to the beginning of the second, so what you see here is a bit of a guess -- and a bit of a prayer. Some of you, from private correspondence, already know that I use chords because I can't pick a lead line to save my soul -- but I actually resort to that here.