Fly Me To The Moon chords by Frank Sinatra


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Fly Me To The Moon | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

||: N.C :|| x4

Verse 1

| Am7 | Dm7 | G7 | Cmaj7 |
Fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars.
| Fmaj7 | Bm7b5 | E7b9 | Am7 A7 |
Let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars.
| Dm7 | G7 | Cmaj7  | Em7 A7 |
In other words, hold my hand.
| Dm7 | G7 | Cmaj7 | Bm7b5 E7b9 |
In other words, baby kiss me.

Verse 2

| Am7 | Dm7 | G7 | Cmaj7 |
Fill my heart with song and let me sing for, evermore.
| Fmaj7 | Bm7b5 | E7b9 | Am7 A7 |
You are all I long for all I worship and adore.
| Dm7 | G7 | Cmaj7 | Em7 A7 |
In other words, please be true.
| Dm7 | G7 | Cmaj7 | (Bm7b5 E7b9) |
In other words, I love you.

Solo

| Am7 | Dm7 | G7 | Cmaj7 |
| Fmaj7 | Bm7b5 | E7b9 | Am7 A7 |
| Dm7 | G7 | Gm6 | A7 |
| Dm7 | G7 | Cmaj7 | E7b9 |

Verse 3

| Am7 | Dm7 | G7 | Cmaj7 |
Fill my heart with song and let me sing for, evermore.
| Fmaj7 | Bm7b5 | E7b9 | Am7 A7 |
You are all I long for all I worship and adore.
| Dm7 | G7 | Gm6 | A7 |
In other words, please be true.
| Dm7 | Dm7 | G7 | G7/B |
In other words, in other words, 
| Bb6 | Bdim7 | C69 N.C | N.C C5 |
I love you.



Fly Me To The Moon Chords: Learn the progressions


Fly Me To The Moon Guitar Lesson + TAB T

The chords we find in Fly Me To The Moon are classic, used by most theory and jazz teachers as a great example of the cycle of 4th.

Starting on chord VI, we move up a 4th using almost only diatonic chords, like this for the first 8 bars:

| Am7 (VI) | Dm7 (II) | G7 (V) | Cmaj7 (I) |
| Fmaj7 (IV) | Bm7b5 (VII) | E7b9 (IIIx) | Am7 (VI) A7 (VIx) |

It’s the E7b9 that goes slightly outside as it should have been a minor chord. The b9 naturally appears in Phrygian or Phrygian Dominant when major.

The last chord, A7 is also not diatonic but it will lead to Dm7 better, just like that E7b9 pointed towards Am more clearly.

Members study the full chord progression using four ideas that progressively become more sophisticated as we start experimenting with the chord shapes and adding a bass line.

Here’s a preview of the first idea in TAB.

Fly Me To The Moon chords and TAB, idea 1 half the progression.

The next 8 bars venture further away from the key of Am, like this:

| Dm7 (II) | G7 (V) | Gm6 (Vm) | A7 (VIx) |
| Dm7 (II) | G7 (V) | Cmaj7 (I) | E7b9 (IIIx) |

The Gm6, a Vm chord is the one that stands out the most, all other variations we’ve seen before.

Members look at TAB for how to develop the comping, from the simple idea you saw above to changing chord shapes, adding a simple bass line, to full-on walking bass.

Here’s a link to the complete lesson: Fly Me To The Moon – Guitar Lesson with TAB.



Fly Me To The Moon is a Jazz Standard!

As one of the most recognized standards around, Fly Me To The Moon has been covered by every jazz singer who’s done a gig.

Usually, when this is the case there is no one version to study. However, with Fly Me To The Moon, there is!

Frank Sinatra‘s 1964 recording is THE version, which is remarkable as Julie London, Peggy Lee, Doris Day, Paul Anka, and a handful of other singers had great success before Frank even made his with the help of Count Basie and Quincy Jones.

Since Frank’s 1964 release, Fly Me To The Moon has been recorded over 300 times, still, when anyone calls it, they mean the Frank Sinatra version so study the chords and lyrics above carefully.



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