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Moonlight Serenade
Words by Mitchell Parish, Music by Glenn Miller - 1939
Top Ten hit on the U.S. pop charts in 1939, reaching number three on the Billboard charts for fifteen weeks.
 Chorus:
F6 Abdim Gm7 Cdim          C7   C+
F - Fmaj7         F7 D7             Gm
F    Edim                 F Gm   Gdim            Gm C7             C+ F     (C+  repeat chorus)
 Bridge:
Bbmaj7 Bbm6 Em7           A7 Cm6           D+
Dm6            E7 Dm6         E7 Cm6          D7 Gm7   C7 (to chorus)
8-beat intro. with 1 lead-in note.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Play: Chorus, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus.
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Chorus:
I stand at your gate and the song that I sing is of moonlight,
I stand and I wait for the touch of your hand in the June night,
The roses are sighing a Moonlight Serenade.
 
The stars are aglow and tonight how their light sets me dreaming.
My love, do you know that your eyes are like stars brightly beaming?
I bring you and sing you a Moonlight Serenade.
 
Bridge:
Let us stray 'till break of day in love's valley of dreams,
Just you and I, a summer sky, a heavenly breeze kissing the trees.
 
Chorus:
So don't let me wait, come to me tenderly in the June night,
I stand at your gate and I sing you a song in the moonlight,
A love song, my darling, a Moonlight Serenade.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
 
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