Our Love Is Here To Stay

Words & Music:

Ira & George Gershwin


I still need the chords for the gorgeous intro to this tune!


The more I read the papers, the less I comprehend.

The world with all its capers and how it all will end.

Nothing seems to be lasting; but, that isn't our affair.

We've got something permanent, I mean in the way we care.


          F   Fm  Fdim        G7      C   C/B   Am 

It's very clear-- our love is here to stay.

    Am/G   Dm7 G       G+         E7   Bm7-5   E7

Not for a year---, but ever and a day.

       F            Dm7             C      C/B      Am

The radio and the telephone and the movies that we know

            F                      Dm7      G#7  G7

May just be passing fancies and in time may go.


            F    Fm       Fdim     G7       C   C/B   Am7   Am7/G

But, oh, my dear-----, our love is here to stay.

          Dm7   G       G+        E7   Bm7-5   E7

Together we're going a long long way.

            F              G                   C          Am

In time the Rockies may crumble, Gibraltar may tumble-------,

  F                  Fm    Fdim    C       A7       G  Fdim  Dm7 G#7 G7

They're only made of clay, but our love is here to  stay.


INSTRUMENTAL HALF-VERSE [1st two lines of last verse]


            F           G                      C            Am

In time the Rockies may crumble, Gibraltar may tumble---------,

  F                  Fm     Fdim

They're only made of clay,  but

C    A7      G  Fdim  C      A7     G#7  G7

Our love is here to,    our love is here to

Dm7          G   Dm7   C   Fdim   C

Our love is here to  stay.


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