Words & Music by Charlie Chaplin
Recorded by Sarah Vaughan, 1957
From the movie "Limelight," 1951**

Intro: | Dalt - D - Dalt | A7+5 | D - D9 - Bm7 | A7 |

 D   D9  D    D9  Gdim  D    A7   G/B   G   G/F#  Em7
I'll be lov - ing  you  e - ter - nal - ly,

 A7 G/B A7  G/B    A7/6  A7  Em7  Edim   D
With a love that's true, e - ter - nal - ly.

 D9       Em7         Edim    D9
From the start, with - in my heart

   Gdim       G  G/F# G/B   A7     Em7 - A7
It seems I've al  -   ways known

 A  A9   A     G  Em7
The sun would shine

 A   A9   A   Em7      Edim      D    Em7  A7
When you were mine and mine a - lone.

 D   D9  D    D9  Gdim  D    A7   G/B   G   G/F#  Em7
I'll be lov - ing  you  e - ter - nal - ly;

  A7    G/B A7 G/B A7/6 A7 Em7  Edim D
There'll be no one new, my dear, for me.

  D9       Em7        Edim       D9       Gdim     G G/F# G/B  A7  Em7 A7   
Though the sky should fall, re - mem - ber I shall al -   ways be

 A    A9   A   G   G/F#    Em7       A7
For - ev - er true     and lov - ing you

Em7  G  G/F#   Em7 Edim Em7 A7  D
E - ter -           nal -       ly.

*Requested by recent visitor Ed Brown.

**This movie won an Oscar for "Best Original Score" in 1973 -- more than 20 years after its 1951 release. The early 50's were the years of the Hollywood Blacklist, and rightly or wrongly, Chaplin's name was on it -- an action whose fallout back then was immediate, significant and unforgiving. The movie got largely buried in the USA, in part because of that listing. While on a cruise to Europe, Chaplin found himself barred from re-entering the United States, and ultimately made a home in Sweden; he stayed in voluntary "exile" until returning to receive an honorary Oscar in 1972 -- and at his acceptance of the award, Chaplin received a five-minute standing ovation from the studio audience. The following year, now more than 20 years after it was made, the movie re-emerged and played for the first time in the Los Angeles area, thus making it eligible for Oscar consideration.

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.