The Nearness of You
Words & Music by Ned Washington & Hoagy Carmichael
Recorded by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Also recorded by Glenn Miller, 1940 (#5)
E7 A E7 G/B Em7It's not the pale moon that excites me,
A+ D Fdim Dm A F#7 Bm7-5 E7That thrills and delights me, oh, no —
Bm7-5 E7 A F#7 Bm7-5 E7It's just the near - ness of you.
E7 A E7 G/B Em7It isn't your sweet conversation
A+ D Fdim Dm A F#7 Bm7-5 E7That brings this sensation, oh, no —
Bm7-5 E7 A D9 AIt's just the near - ness of you.
FdimWhen you're in my arms,
A A7And I feel you so close to me,
D F#7 Bm7 G7 E7All my wildest dreams come true.
E7 A E7 G/B Em7I need no soft lights to enchant me,
A+ D Fdim Dm A F#7 Bm7-5 E7If you'll only grant me the right
Bm7-5 F# BmTo hold you ever so tight,
Bm7-5 E7 E7/6And to feel in the night
E7 Bm7-5 E7 A D Dm AThe near - ness of you.
The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy