The Sweetheart Tree

Words & Music by Johnny Mercer & Henry Mancini
Recorded by Henry Mancini, 1965
From the movie "The Great Race"

G7    C            Em           Dm7      G
They say there's a tree in the forest,

  C              Am7          Dm7      G
A tree that will give you a sign;

Fdim   Am       Em         F         C                       
Come along with me to the Sweetheart Tree,

C/B      Am               D7     Dm7/G     G7
Come and carve your name next to mine.

G9   C         Em              F           Dm7/G
They say if you kiss the right sweetheart,

G7   C               C7      F    Cdim
The one you've been waiting for,

     C           Gm7  C7   F          Cdim
Big blossoms of white will burst into sight

         C            Dm7  G7   C
And your love will be true evermore.

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