Close Your Eyes

Words & Music by Bernice Petkere
Recorded by Doris Day, 1959*

E7-9     A9           Dm6
Under a midnight sky,
E7-9        F      Am
Watching a single star.
A7               G     G9   C
Thrilled by the beauty up above.
  E         E7-9    E7
Alone, just you and I,
E7-9        F       Am
With just a soft guitar,
 F              E7-9   E7      Am
Thrilled by the beauty of our love.

Am         Dm
Close your eyes,
Am         Dm  D9 Em  F     F7/6  F   E7
Rest your head on my shoul - der and sleep.
E7-9  E7    Am      Fdim            Am
Close your eyes, and  I will close mine.

Am         Dm
Close your eyes, 
Am         Dm  D9  Em     F   F7/6    F    E7
Let's pretend that we're both count - ing sheep.
E7-9  E7    Am      Fdim      Am   A7
Close your eyes -- this is divine.

A      Em7    A7  
Music plays 
Em7         A7         Em7     A7              Edim    A7
Something dreamy for dancing, while we're ro - manc - ing,
     Cdim       Am7
It's loves holiday.
     Dm7      F      E7-9
And love will be our guide.

Am         Dm
Close your eyes,
Am       Dm  D9   Dm     F   F7/6 F   E7
When you o - pen them, Dear, I'll be near
E7-9  E7   Am       
By   your side.
E7-9          Fdim        Am
 So won't you close your eyes?
Fdim  E7+5    A
Close your eyes.

*I'm crediting Day's 1959 version here, even though it does not contain the intro I show here -- which comes from Cleo Layne's recording issued some 30 years after Day's.

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.