All The Things You Are

Words & Music:

Oscar Hammerstein II & Jerome Kern (1939)


Everyone forgets the verse to this lovely tune (in fact, I cannot find the chords to it anywhere!).  The song was written for the forgettable musical Very Warm For May in 1939.  Pat Metheny's blistering, yet beautiful cover of this is fully transcribed in the March 2002 issue of Guitar One.



Time and again I've longed for adventure,

Something to make my heart beat the faster.

What did I long for? I never really knew.

Finding your love I've found my adventure,

Touching your hand, my heart beats the faster,

All that I want in all of this world is you.



Fm7  Bbm7     Eb7                       AbM7

You are the promised kiss of springtime,

         DbM7                   G7      CM7

That makes the lonely winter seem long.

Cm7  Fm7     Bb7                     EbM7

You are the breathless hush of evening,

        AbM7                Am7b5      D7 GM7

That trembles on the brink of a lovely--- song.



GM7           Am7      D7            GM7

You are the angel glow that lights a star.

CM7        F#m7b          B7             E  C+

The dearest things I know are what you are.


Fm7  Bbm7            Eb7          AbM7

One day my happy arms will hold you

    DbM7    Dbm7   AbM7             Bdim7

And someday I'll know that moment divine,

        Bbm7                      Eb7      AbM7

When all the things you are, are mine.


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