'Round Midnight

Words & Music:

Bernie Hanighen, Thelonious Monk & Cootie Williams


Another gem from Jumbo Jim's Song Archive.  There are some great instrumental arrangements for guitar out there, too!


Dm           Bm7-5      Em7-5             A7

It begins to tell 'round midnight, 'round midnight;

Dm7          G7      Bbm7 Gdim Am7    D7

I do pretty well 'til af - ter sun - down

Gm7              C7      Dm   Dm+7

Supper time, I'm feelin' sad,

       Fdim        G7         Bb7    A7

But it really gets bad 'round mid - night.


Dm              Bm7-5       Em7-5               A7

Mem'ries always start 'round midnight, 'round midnight;

Dm               G7      Bbm7  Gdim  Am7     D7

Haven't got the heart to stand those mem - 'ries;

Gm7              C7         Dm   Dm+7

When my heart is still with you,

       Fdim       G7   A7 Dm    Dm+7  

And old midnight knows it too.



           Bm7-5        E7-9       A7

When some quarrel we've had needs mending

          Bm7-5         E7-9    A7

Does that mean that our love is ending?

Gm7         C7       Bb7       A7

Darling, I need you; lately I find

       D7         C7          Bb7        A7

You're out of my arms and I'm out of my mind.


Dm               Bm7-5     Em7-5              A7

Let our love take wing some midnight, 'round midnight;

Dm              G7      Bbm7 Gdim  Am7     D7

Let the angels sing for your  re - turn - ing;

Gm7              C7        Dm   Dm+7   Bbm9

Let our love be safe and sound

Fdim      G7      Bb7   A7    Dm

When old midnight comes a - round.


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