Stranger In ParadiseWords & Music by Robert Wright & George Forrest*
Recorded by Tony Bennett, 1953
From the Broadway musical "Kismet"
Dm7 G9 CM7 CM7/6 Take my hand, I'm a stranger in paradise, Dm7 G9 Fm CM7 CM7/6 All lost in a wonderland, a stranger in paradise. Dm7 G9 CM7 CM7/6 If I stand starry-eyed, that's a danger in paradise Am6 Dm7 Fm G9 C For mortals who stand beside an angel like you. Bridge: G#7 C# I saw your face, and I ascended Bm6 C7 Fm Out of the commonplace into the rare. E7 A Somewhere in space I hang suspended Dm7 G9 CM7 Until I know there's a chance you care. Edim Dm7 G9 CM7 CM7/6 Won't you answer the fervent prayer of a stranger in paradise? Dm7 G9 CM7 CM7/6 Don't send me in dark despair from all that I hunger for, D7 G9 Em7 Edim But open your angel arms to this stranger in paradise Dm7 Fm G9 C And tell him that he need be a stranger no more.
Although the words and music are credited to Robert Wright and George Forrest, the song is based on a theme by Alexander Borodin in "Prince Igor."