Fly Me To The Moon chords



You can learn how to play Fly Me To The Moon by Frank Sinatra!

As one of the most recognized standards around, Fly Me To The Moon has been covered by every jazz singer that’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, 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, let’s take a look at how the chords are laid out with lyrics.


Fly me to the moon chords and lyrics


||: N.C :|| x4

| 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.

| 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.

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

| 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 chord progression

There is o much to learn from how the melody interacts with the chords in Fly Me To The Moon that a few words here have no chance of doing this masterpiece any justice.

Instead, I’m going to let you explore it, giving you just a few hints. In time, this is one of those I will definitely make an 8 step-by-step lesson series on.

As you play the chords and sing along, also try working out the melody. Here are the two points to keep in mind:

  1. The chords move using the cycle of 4th
  2. The melody mainly starts on the 3rd of each chord

Other songs that move using the cycle of 4th are Still Got The Blues, Parisienne Walkways, I Will Survive, and Arthur’s Theme.

Another song where the melody starts on the 3rd of every chord is Starman’s La, la, la section at the end.

A serious songwriter studies similarities between songs like this.


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