Sisters, Sisters

Words & Music by Irving Berlin
Recorded by Rosemary Clooney & Vera Ellen*, 1954
From the movie "White Christmas"

G   G5   C  Am7
Sisters, sisters

G          G/F#   Em    G/B    Am7       D7
There were never such devoted sisters;

G             Em           D       Am7
Never had to have a chaperone, no sir,

G    G/F#    Em      Am7 D7 G
I'm there to keep my eye on her.

G   G5   C  Am7
Caring, sharing

G     G/F#    Em        G/B    Am7       D7
Every little thing that we are wearing;

G      G/F#    Em         D       D7   Am7
When a certain gentleman arrived from Rome,

G   G/F#     Em        Am7  D7   G
She wore the dress, and I stayed home.


C            Am   C   G   C       Am  C
All kinds of weather, we stick together,

     G          Fdim      C
The same in the rain and sun;

C             Am  C   G   C       Am  C
Two different faces, but in tight places,

    G          Fdim    C7
We think and we act as one.

 G     G5     C  Am7
Those who've seen us

G        G/F#    Em        G/B      Am7     D7
Know that not a thing could come between us;

G    G/F#      Em       D       D7     Am7 D7   E7
Many men have tried to split us up, but no one can.

C    Am        Cm         G            G/F#       E7
Lord help the mister who comes between me and my sister,

     G   G/F#      Em        C             Cm        G
And Lord help the sister who comes between me and my man.

*I had never known it, but Vera Ellen never actually sang in the 1954 film. Thanks to recent visitor Diana Carreiro, I learned that Ellen's parts were actually performed by two individuals. Though uncredited officially, the solo vocal parts generally attributed to Vera Ellen in the film were actually voiced by Trudy Stevens. Another vocalist, Gloria Wood, sang "background vocals" for Ellen in group numbers.

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