When The Swallows Come Back to CapistranoWords & Music by Leon Rene
Recorded by The Ink Spots, 1940 (#4*)
D9 A7 D D7 D6 D9 G9 G G/F# E7 When the swallows come back to Cap - is - tra - no, A Em7 D B7 E7 Edim A7 That's the day you promised to come back to me; D9 A7 D D7 D6 D9 G9 G Gm When you whispered, "Farewell" in Cap - is - tra - no, A Em7 D B7 E7 D9 E7 A7 D Gm D Twas the day the swallows flew out to the sea. Bridge: D7 G Em7 A7 D All the mission bells will ring A7 Edim Gdim D C#7 The chapel choir will sing F#7 Bm Bm7/E The happiness you'll bring E7 Cdim E7 A7 Will live in my mem - o - ry D9 A7 D D7 D6 D9 G9 G Gm When the swallows come back to Cap - is - tra - no, A Em7 D B7 E7 A7 Gdim D That's the day I pray that you'll come back to me.
*The Ink Spots' version was actually beaten on the charts in 1940 by Glenn Miller's recording, which reached number 2 with Ray Eberle's vocal, but of the two, I prefer this one. Twenty-seven years later, Pat Boone would take it to the charts again (barely!) when his version went to #80.