Full Moon and Empty ArmsWords & Music by Buddy Kaye, Ted Mossman & Sergi Rachmaninoff
(From Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #2)
Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1946 (#17)
G C Bbm7 C Bbm7 Full moon and empty arms -- C G#7 Fdim(III) G7(3) Fdim C The moon is there for us to share, but where are you? C Bm7-5 Cdim E7 G Edim G7 C Dm7 C A night like this could weave a mem - o - ry, C C/B Am7 D7 Am7 D9 Am Em7 Cdim G D7/9 G7 And ev - 'ry kiss could start a dream for two. C Bbm7 C Bbm7 Full moon and empty arms, C G#7 Fdim(III) G7(3) Fdim C To - night I'll use the mag - ic moon to wish up - on, C Bm7-5 Cdim E7 G G6 G7 C G7 C And next full moon, if my one wish comes true, C C/B G7 D Dm Dm7 G7 C My emp - ty arms will be filled with you.
*Requested by recent/frequent visitor/contributor RApplguitar. This song could well appear on any list of "elegant plagiarisms" -- songs which were based on (and sometimes outright duplicates of) classical melodies, but re-tooled to become popular songs. (I'm not positive, but I believe I first ran into the term in this context in one of Joel Whitburn's books.)