I'm Old Fashoned

Words & Music by Johnny Mercer & Jerome Kern
Recorded by Fred Astaire & Nan Wynn*, 1942
From the movie "You Were Never Lovelier"

Em7             Edim         E        Dm7     A
I am not such a clever one about the latest fads;

D6  F#m        Cdim        A9      A7/9   A7
I admit I was never one adored by local lads.

D9      D6      Bm    Bm7-5 A     A9   F#m
Not that I ever try to  be saint;

DM7     Fdim           Cdim  E7      A    
I'm the type that they classify as quaint.

       A              F#m7           D9             Cdim
	Quaint that they mother you, quaint that they brother you,

       A       A7/9       D          Dm7
	Must be another you, I like the other you.

D   F#m     Em7  A7        D   F#m     Em7  A7
I'm     old fashioned, I love     the moonlight,

  Gdim  D  F#m Bm7         Em7     F#7
I love the old fashioned things;

    D9   Bm7-5  E7    D9   Bm7-5  E7    
The sound  of  rain upon a window pane,

    G      Gdim Cdim En7 G/B   A7
The starry song that A - pril sings.

Gdim F#m       Em7 A7      DM7 F#m   C#m7-5   F#7   
This    year's fancies are pass -  ing fan - cies,

     G       Am7   G/B      C        D       Cdim  Em7    A7
But sighing sighs, holding hands -- these my heart understands.

D   F#m     Em7 A7         D F#m7     Em7  A7
I'm     old fashioned, but I    don't mind it;

       D     F#m     B7  Edim
That's how I want to be,

A7  D9     F#m7 E7/9 A7  D   F#m    Em7  A7        D
As long as you agree to stay    old fashioned with me.

*Studio president Harry Cohn insisted that Wynn dub vocals for Rita Hayworth, the female lead in the movie -- though I've yet to find any conslusive statement as to why he felt it necessary, because Hayworth had a decent-enough voice on her own. Astaire recorded the song a year later as a solo, omitting the intro and his lone, two-line response to Wynn/Hayworth's intro to the melody.

**Suggested by a recent visitor who declined to be identified.

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