MoonburnWords & Music by Eddie Heyman & Hoagy Carmichael
Recorded by Bing Crosby, 1934
D7 G Am7 G G/F# Em7 Now, if you're thinkin' that I'm lookin' somewhat tanner, A7/9 D9 Am7 D7 G Don't go blamin' it on the sun. D7 G Am7 G G/F# Em7 It's the moonlight and the sweetness in your manner A7/9 D9 Am7 D7 G That's makin' me the healthy one. D Fdim D Gdim A7 When the moon hangs low, I begin to glow A7 Cdim A7 Gdim D7 And my day has just be - gun. D9 Am7 D7 G9 G9 D9 Am7 D7 G I'm gonna get a moonburn when I'm with you to - night; D9 Am7 D7 G9 E7 Bm7-5 A7 So very soon, I'll moon - burn when you hold me tight. C C/B Am7 D7 G G/F# Em I'll ask the glowing stars up above me C D7 G What your lips will impart; C C/B Am7 B7 And when they flash the word that you love me, E7 Bm7-5 A7 You know it's gonna warm my heart. D9 Am7 D7 G9 G6 D9 Am7 D7 G I'll get a brand new moonburn with every kiss from you. G7 C C9 Am7 G B7 E7 A7 Gdim D7 G And if I have my way, get my say, you'll get a moonburn, too. Am7 D9 D7 G D9 Am7 D7 G Oh, I'm catchin' me some moonburn, when I getcha alone with me tonight. D9 Am7 D7 G9 E7 Bm7-5 A7 So very soon, I'll moonburn when you hold me tight. C C/B Am7 D7 G G/F# Em I'll ask the glowing stars up above me C D7 G Tell, me what your lips will impart; C C/B Am7 B7 And when they flash the word that you love me, E7 Bm7-5 A7 Ooh, it'll warm my heart. D9 Am7 D7 G9 G6 I'm get me a brand new kind of a moonburn D9 Am7 D7 G With ev'ry kiss I get from you G7 C C9 Am7 G B7 E7 A7 Gdim D7 G And if I get my way, get my say, you'll get a moonburn, too -- B7 E7 A7 Am7 D7 G Am7 G6 Keep under cover, you'll get a moonburn, too.
This one is a little obscure, even by my standards, but the chord progression really lends itself to "jazzing up" with an instrumental break in the middle that I'm not putting in here. Like so many songs of this era, there's enough color in the original to stand up just as its written...and enough framework to let a player launch off on his or her own, if the urge arises.