About A Quarter To NineWords & Music by Al Dubin & Harry Warren
Recorded by Al Jolson, 1947
Intro Verse: Em B7 Em Am7 B7 Em B7 Cdim Em Life be - gins when some - bod - y's eyes look in - to your own. Em B7 Em Am7 Cdim G A7 D7 Life be - gins when you've got your gal all a - lone. B7 Am7 Em F#7 B7 From morn - ing un - til twi - light, I don't know I'm a - live; Em B7 Am Am7 B7 Em B7 Em But I know love be - gins at eight for - ty - five. Cdim G Am7 G Cdim Am7 D7 Am7 D7 The stars are gon - na twin - kle and shine, Gdim D7 Am7 D7 Am7 G D9 G Am7 G This eve - ning a - bout a quar - ter to nine. D7 Am7 Cdim G Am7 G Cdim Am7 D7 Am7 D7 My lov - in' arms are gon - na' ten - der - ly twine Gdim D7 Am7 D7 Am7 G D9 G Am7 G A - round you a - round a quar - ter to nine. Bridge: B7 E C#m F#m B7 I know I won't be late 'cause at half past eight E C#m B7 I'm gon - na hur - ry there. Bm Gdim F#7 I'll be wait - ing where the lane be - gins, B7 Cdim Am7 D7 Wait - ing for her on nee - dles and pins. D7 Am7 Cdim G Am7 G Cdim Am7 D7 Am7 D7 And then the world is gon - na be mine Gdim D7 Am7 D7 Am7 G D9 G Am7 G This eve - ning a - bout a quar - ter to nine.
Suggested by a recent visitor. Jolson was resurrecting an "oldie" when he recorded this in the 1947 movie "Go Into Your Dance" (which he made with his wife, Ruby Keeler.) This song had reached the top ten three times in 1935. Victor Young and Ozzie Nelson (yes, that Ozzie Nelson) both had number three hits with it, and Johnny Green's version reached number five. Dean Martin recorded it in 1952, and Bobby Darin also did a take in 1966 (unreleased in the US.) This chart owes elements to both, but neither of them included the intro verse, so Jolson gets the credit here.