It's De-lovely

Words & Music by Cole Porter
Recorded by Sarah Vaughan, 1952
From the 1936 musical "Red, Hot and Blue"

   D      D6     Bm7    Em7       A7     Em7    A7     D          D6
I feel a sudden urge to sing the kind of ditty that invokes the Spring;

        D6         Edim     Em  A7     Em7 G/B       Edim Gdim  D
So, control your desire to curse  while I  cru - ci - fy  the  verse.

      D         Cdim    Bm7   Em7 Gdim      A7 Em7 Cdim  A7     D    D6
This verse I've started seems to   me the "Tin Pan-tithesis" of melody,

       Dalt      G  B7   E7        
So to spare you all the pain, 

     Em7            A7       Edim Gdim    D
I'll skip the darn thing and sing  the refrain.

    D                    D+
The night is young, the skies are clear

    D6                Dalt     D6
And if you want to go walkin', Dear,

      D                 Cdim               Em7        A7
It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de - love - ly.

  Em     B+       A7               G/B                A7
I understand the reason why you're sentimental, 'cause so am I --

           G/E    Em7  G/E Em7  Gdim   A7    Gdim       D     D6  
It's de - light - ful, it's de - li - cious, it's de - love - ly.


D   G/B D7  Am7    D7    Am7    G     D7/9      G/B     Am7   G
You can tell at a glance what a swell night this is for ro - mance

G/F#     B7      Edim     B7    Cdim      Em7  G/B A7          A7+5                      
You can hear Dear Mother Nature murmuring low,    "Let yourself go."

    D                   D+
So please be sweet, my chickadee

     D6                 Dalt    D6
And when I kiss ya, just say to me

         D               Cdim             Em7             A7
"It's delightful, it's delicious, it's delectable, it's delirious,

      Em7            A7           A7+5            D6
It's dilemma, it's de-limit, it's deluxe, it's de-lovely."

*Suggested by recent visitor John Paonessa

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