My IdealWords by Leo Robin, Music by Richard Whiting & Newell Chase
Recorded by Jimmy Dorsey, vocal by Bob Eberle, 1944 (#5)*
D6 B9 Em Edim Will I ever find the girl on my mind, C7 B7 E9 The one who is my ideal? A7/6 Em7 A7/6 F# F#7 Maybe she's a dream, and yet she might be Bm7 Fdim Bb9 A7 Just around the corner waiting for me. D6 B9 Em Edim C7 B7 E9 Will I recognize the light in her eyes that no other eyes reveal, Em7 Gdim D C#7 B7 Or will I pass her by and never even know E7 A7/6 D6 Fdim A7 A7+5 That she is my i - deal? Instrumental Interlude: Half of Verse | D6 | B9 | Em | Edim | C7 | B7 | E9 | | Bm7 | Fdim | Bb9 | A7 | D6 B9 Em Edim C7 B7 E9 Will I recognize the light in her eyes that no other eyes reveal, Em7 Gdim D C#7 B7 Bm7-5 E7 A7/6 D6 Or will I pass her by and never even know E7 A7/6 | D6 | Fdim | A7 A7+5 | D6 That she is my i - deal?
*Richard Whiting co-wrote this song in 1930. In 1937, Whiting teamed with Johnny Mercer to write "Hooray For Hollywood," "Too Marvelous For Words," and other hits -- all in the final year of Whiting's life. Years later, in 1943, when Mercer became a founder of Capital Records, one of the first artists he signed was Whiting's daughter, Margaret; he had her record this song, which became the first Capitol hit, and set the stage for Margaret to become a star in her own right.