If I Give My Heart To You

Words & Music by Jimmie Crane, Al Jacobs, & Jimmy Brewster
Recorded by Doris Day, 1954 (#3)*

C    G        Dm7      C   C/B    Am7   
If I give my heart to you, 

          Am7/G           Dm     Dm+7      Dm7
Will you handle it with care?

         Dm6              F     G  Dm7       G    G+5     C   Edim  G7
Will you always treat me tenderly    and in every way be fair?

      G       Dm7      C   C/B    Am7
If I give my heart to you, 

         Am7/G             Dm     Dm+7      Dm7
Will you give me all your love?

         Dm6                    F     G  Dm7
Will you swear that you'll be true to me 

         G                 C   Fdim  C
By the light that shines above?


    C7        F                    Dm7
And will you sigh with me when I'm sad?

 CM7      CM7/6           A7
Smile with  me  when I'm glad?

    Dm7           F                  G
And always be as you are with me tonight?

          G  Dm7      C   C/B    Am7
Think it over and be sure;  

             Am7/G           Dm    Dm+7    Dm7
Please don't answer till you do.

         Dm6                 F        G  Dm7
When you promise all those things to me, 

           G      Cdim          C   Fdim  C
Then I'll give my heart to you.

(Repeat Bridge)

(Repeat final verse)

*Competing 1954 versions were released by Denise Lor (#8); Connee Boswell (#10); The Wright Brothers (#25); and Dinah Shore (#28). The song charted again a few years later with Kitty Kallen's (#34) version in 1959.

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.