Trade WindsWords & Music by Cliff Friend & Charles Tobias
Recorded by Bing Crosby, 1940 (#1)
A Edim Cdim E7 D9 E7 D9 Cdim E7 Down where the trade winds play E7 D9 Bm7-5 Cdim E7 A D Bm7-5 A Down where you lose a day A Edim Bm7-5 D9 E7 A F#m C#m7-5 F#7 We found a new world where par - a - dise starts B7 Cdim E7 D9 E7 Cdim Bm7-5 E7 A We traded hearts way down where the trade winds play A Edim Cdim E7 Bm7-5 E7 D9 Cdim E7 Mu - sic was ev' - ry where, E7 D9 Bm7-5 Cdim E7 A Flow - ers were in her hair; A Edim Bm7-5 D9 E7 A F#m C#m7-5 F#7 Un - der an awn - ing of sil - ver - y boughs B7 Cdim B7 E7 D9 E7 Cdim Bm7-5 E7 A We tra - ded vows the night that I sailed a - way. A7 Dalt D D6 D9 Dm6 A D9 A A7 Oh, trade winds, what are vows that lovers make? A7 Dalt D D6 D9 Dm6 A Edim E7 Oh, trade winds, are they only made to break? A Edim Cdim E7 Bm7-5 E7 D9 Cdim E7 When it is May a - gain, E7 D9 Bm7-5 Cdim E7 A D Bm7-5 A I'll sail a - way a - gain, A Edim Bm7-5 D9 E7 A F#m C#m7-5 F#7 Though I'm re - turn - ing it won't be the same -- B7 Cdim B7 E7 D9 E7 Cdim Bm7-5 E7 A F9 A A7 She traded her name way down where the trade winds play. F Fdim A D9 A Edim E Bm7-5 E7/6 Fdim D9 Bm7-5 A Blow, trade winds; blow a - way.
*Suggested by visitor Kuniaki Kondo. This version relies more on a Mills Brothers' version than it does on Crosby's, but I was not able to determine when they recorded theirs, and Crosby's no doubt ranked higher in the charts.