– Begin the Beguine –
Words & Music by Cole Porter, 1935

A . A6 . Aj . A6 . . . . A . A6 . Aj . A6
. . . . . . . . . . . A . A6 . Aj . A6 . A . A6 . Aj . A6
When they begin              the beguine,
 . . . A . . . . . . . . . A6 . Aj . A6 . . . . . . E7
It brings back the sound     of music so tender,
. . Bm . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bm7 . . . Bm . . . . . Bm7
It brings back a night of tropical splendor,
. . Bm7 . . . . . . E74 . E7 . . . . . . . A.6.j.6 etc
It brings back a memory      ever green.

. . . . A . A6 . Aj . A6 . . . . . . . . . . . A . A6 . Aj . A6
I'm with you once more     under the stars,
. . . . A . . . . . . A6 . Aj . A6 . . . . E7
And down by the shore,     an orchestra's playing;
. . . . E7 . . . . Bm7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . D
And even the palms      seem to be swaying
E7 . . . . . . . E74 . . . . . . . . A . A6 . Aj . A6
When they begin     the beguine.

{Bridge:}
. . Am . . . . . . D7 . . . . . . . . . G
To live it again    is past all endeavor
. . Gm . . . . . . . . . . C7 . . . . . . . . . . F
Except when that tune clutches my heart,
. . . . . C- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E . . . F
And there we are,  swearing to love forever,
. . . . . . . . . . . . E . . Dm7 . . . . E . . E7
And promising never, never to part.

. . . . . . A . . . . . . A6 . Aj . A6 . A . . . . . . . A6 . Aj . A6
What moments divine,          what rapture serene,
. . . . A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . E7
Til clouds came along to disperse the joy we had tasted;
. . . .Dm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bm7
And now when I hear people curse the chance that was wasted
. . E7 . . . . . . Bm7f . . E7 . . . . . . . . A . A6 . Aj . A6
I know but too well          what they mean.

. . . . . . . A . . . . . . A6 . Aj . A6 . A . A6 . Aj . A6
So don't let them begin     the beguine,
. . . . . . . A . . . . . . . . A6 . . Aj . . . A6 . . . E7
Let  the love that was once a fire remain an ember;
. . . . . .D . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bm7 . . . . . .C#m7 . F#m
Let it sleep like the dead desire I only remem - ber
Bm7f  . . . . . . . E7 . . . . . .  . . . A . A6 . Aj . A6
When they begin             the beguine.

. . . . . . . A . . . . . . A6 . . . . . . Aj . A6 . . . . . . . A.A6.Aj.A6
Oh, yes, let them begin the beguine, make them play,
. . . . . . . A . . . . . . . . . A6 . . Aj . . . A6 . . . E7
Til  the stars that were there before return above you,
. . . . . . . D . . . . . . . . . . . . Bm7 . . . . . . . C#m7f . F#m
Til you whisper to me once more "Darling, I love you"
. . . . . . . Bm7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dm6
And we suddenly know . . .what heaven we're in
. . . . . . . . . . .E7 . . . . . . A . A6 . Aj . A6
When they begin the beguine,
Bm7 . . . . . .Dm6 . . . . . . . . . A . A6 . Aj . A6 . A
When they begin        the beguine.
– I've Got  the World on a String –
Words & Music by Ted Koehler & Harold Arlen, 1932
Rec by Frank Sinatra, 1953 (#14)*

D9 . . . . . . . . . G . . . . . . . E7 . Am7 . . . . C-
I've  got  the world on  a  string, sittin' on a rainbow,
G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E9 . Eb9 
Got the string around my fin - ger;
D9 . . . . . . . . Am7 . . C- . . . . . . . G . Am7 . G . D9
What a world, what a life -- I'm in love.

I've got   a  song that I  sing, I can make the rain go
Anytime I move my fin - ger;
Lucky me, can't you see?  I'm in love.

{Bridge:}
 G . . . . . . . . . . . B9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E9
Life is a beautiful thing as long as I hold that string;
 . . . . . . . . . A7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D9
I'd be a silly so-and-so     if I should ever let go.

{repeat first verse, bridge, then:}
I've  got  the world on  a  string, sittin' on a rainbow,
Got the string around my fin - ger;
Am7 . . . . . . . . . G-
What a world, - - life is fine.
G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-
My baby loves me - he's mine all mine
Am7 . . . . . . . . D9 . . . . . . . G . Am7 . G . G9
What a world - Say - I'm in love.

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