Love In Bloom

Words & Music by Ralph Rainger & Leo Robin
Recorded by Bing Crosby, 1934

 G   Edim   A7  D  B7 G    A   Edim D6
Blue night and you,   a - lone with me

D7  G   G/F#   Em7       A7   Cdim D          G  Em7  A7
My heart   has nev - er known such ec - sta - sy.

G Edim A7   D   B7 G  A Edim A7
Am I   on earth,   am I   in heav - en?

 A7    Em7     D         Edim      Bm
Can it be the trees that fill the breeze 

     F#m      Em7     Edim     G      G/F# - Em7
With rare and mag - ic per - fume?

Em7 A6/7/9   Cdim           A     Em7   D        Bm   G   A7
Oh,   no,  it is - n't the trees, it's love in bloom.

A7    Em7       D         Edim      Bm
Can it be the spring that seems to bring 

     F#m        Em7     Edim   G      G/F# - Em7
The stars right in - to this room?

Em7 A6/7/9  Cdim            A     Edim  DM7      D9
Oh,   no, it is - n't the spring, it's love in bloom.


F#m            C#7        F#m      Bm          C#7
My heart was a des - ert;     you plan - ted a seed,

F#m              C#7      F#m      F#m/E   Edim         E
And this is the flow - er,    this hour of sweet ful - fill - ment.

A7    Em7     D       Edim       Bm
Is it all a dream, the joy su - preme 

     F#m    Em7   Edim   G      G/F# - Em7
That came to us in the gloom?

Em7 A6/7/9  Cdim          A         Edim     DM7      D9
You  know it is - n't a dream, it's love in bloom.

*Requested by recent visitor Mel Walton. Now best known to us babyboomers as the melody that Jack Benny adopted as his TV theme song -- and so subjected to his deliberate off-key renditions (the man was an expert violinist, but rarely let that skill show) that many of us cannot recall any other version. The song was also the occassional butt of Benny's own jokes. The following anecdote is recorded in Benny's Wikipedia biography:

Benny would sometimes joke about the appropriateness of his theme song. On a segment often played in Tonight Show retrospectives, Benny is seen talking with Johnny Carson about this. In the clip, he says he has no objections to the song in and of itself, only as his theme. He begins reciting the lyrics: "Can it be the trees, that fill the breeze, with rare and magic perfume..." then says, "Now what the hell has that got to do with me?" and the audience and Carson break up laughing.

So overwhelmingly associated with Benny, few people seem to know that Bing Crosby had a #1 hit with it in 1934, long before Benny ever touched it.

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.