I Remember YouWords & Music by Johnny Mercer & Victor Schertzinger, 1942
Recorded by Frank Ifield, 1962 First recorded by Jimmy Dorsey, 1942 (#9)
Adapted from an arrangement by Reed Kotler at justjazz.com*
Intro: Am7 - D7sus4 - D7 - G - G6 - Am7 - D7 G F# I remember you -- G Dm7 G7 C You're the one who made my dreams come true Cm G Am7 D7 A few kisses ago. G F# I remember you -- G Dm7 G7 C You're the one who said, "I love you, too." Cm G I do...didn't you know? Bridge: CM7 F#m7 B7 E F#m7 B7 I remember, too, distant bells and stars that E Em7 A7 DM7 Am7 D7 Fell like the rain out of the blue G F# When my life is through G Bm7-5 E7 Am7 And the angels ask me to recall Cm G Bm7-5 E7 The thrill of them all Am7 D7su - D7 G Am7 D7sus Then I will tell them I remem- ber you. (Instrumental interlude - 1 Verse) (Repeat Bridge) G F# When my life is through G Bm7-5 E7 Am7 Cm And the angels ask me to recall Cm9 G Bm7-5 E7 The thrill of them all Am7 D7sus - D7 Then I will tell them I remem - ber Bb Cm Tell them I remember Am7 D7sus4- D7 G F# G G6 Tell them I remem - ber you.
Kottler's website (justjazz.com) has a number of excellent examples of how to re-harmonize pop standards such as this one, and equally good tutorial information on jazz theory. I wish he would make the re-harmonizations easier to find -- and site information talks about that goal -- but it hasn't happened yet that I know of. Still, it's worth the search to find them.