Too Close for ComfortWords & Music by Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener & George David Weiss
Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1958
From the show "Mr. Wonderful," 1956
Intro: D Em7 Edim F#m B7 G Edim Be wise, be fair, be sure, be there, behave, beware D D9 Dm+7 Dm6 Am Am7 B7 Be wise, be smart, be - have, my heart; Fdim Em B+ A7 Edim D F#m A A7+5 Don't upset your cart when she's so close. D D9 Dm+7 Dm6 Am Am7 B7 Be soft, be sweet, but be dis - creet; Fdim Em B+ A7 Edim D A G D Don't go off your beat, she's so close for com - fort G6 Em7/9 A7 A7/6 A7 G/B A7 D9 G/B A7+5 D6 Too close, too close for com - fort, please, not a - gain G6 Em7/9 A7 A7/6 A7 G/B A7 D A7 G A7 Too close, too close to know just when to say "When" D D9 Dm+7 Dm6 Am Am7 B7 Be firm, be fair, be sure, be - ware, Fdim Em B+ A7 Edim D A G D On your guard, take care while there's such temp - ta - tion; Em7 Em7/9 A7 A7/6 A7 G/B A7 One thing leads to an - oth - er - C#m7-5 Bm F#m Bm7/E A7 Too late to run for cov - er, Em7 Em7/9 A7 A7/6 A7 G/B A7+5 D She's much too close for com - fort now.
I admit, I'm taking liberties here. (Now THERE's a shock -- alert the media!) I got hooked on Jamie Cullum's 2002 recording of this one, but it's much too recent to qualify as a "pre-rock-era pop standard." I'm crediting Sinatra's version here, because it is the primary source on which this transcription was based, but I couldn't help but take a whack at Cullum's introduction to the song - it's more fun to play. Suggested by recent visitor Joe Sloan.