Faraway PlacesWords & Music by Joan Whitney & Alex Kramer
Recorded by Margaret Whiting, 1949
E E6 E Far-away places with strange-sounding names, F#m B7 Far away over the sea; E E+7 A9 A-9 A Am6 Those far-away places with the strange-sound-ing names E B7 E Edim B7 Are calling, calling me. E E6 E Goin' to China, or maybe Siam; F#m B7 I want to see for myself E E+7 A9 A-9 A Am6 Those far-away places I've been read - ing a - bout E B7 E In a book that I took from the shelf. Bridge: E7 A Bm7-5 E I start getting restless whenever I hear C7 B7 Bm7-5 E E7 The whistle of a train; A B7 E I pray for the day I can get underway B7 F#7 F#m7 B7 And look for those castles in Spain. E E6 E They call me a dreamer — well, maybe I am, F#m B7 But I know that I'm burning to see E E+7 A AM7 A7 D9 Those far-away places with the strange-sound-ing names E B7 G#7 G7 F#m7 F7+9 E6 Calling, calling me.