Young At Heart: Chords and Lyrics



Frank Sinatra: Young At Heart l LadyDpiano


Johnny Richards was a jazz arranger and composer in the mid-20th century of United States. He wrote the music to Young At Heart in ©1954. Carolyn Leigh was an American lyricist and wrote the words to this beautiful song. My mother loved the famous crooner voice of Frank Sinatra and I especially like this song. I've heard it sung by other pop artists and it sounds wonderful.


Chords and Lyrics ( Young At Heart)

Key: Bb
Time: 4/4 Slowly

           Bb
Fairy tales can come true
                                 E dim      Cm7
It can happen to you if you're young at heart
             F7                 Cm7
For it's hard, you will find
           F7            F9                    Bb
To be narrow of mind if you're young at heart
               Fsus            G7           Fm6        G7
You can go to extremes with impossible schemes
    G+7    C9                        C7               C9              C7
You can laugh when your dreams fall apart at the seams
        F7         Bdim      F7    Bdim         F7        Cm7
And life gets more exciting with each passing day
F9    Bb6    F#dim  Bb6     F37      Cm7   F7
And love is either in your heart or on the way
                 Bb
Don't you know that it's worth
                                  Edim     Cm7
Every treasure on earth to be young at heart
            F7             Cm7
For as rich as you are
                F7          F9  F+9   Bb
It's much better by far to be young at heart

           Fm6                 G7         Fm6             G7 G+7
And if you should survive to a hundred and five
              C9             C7            Eb         Ebm
Look at all you'll derive out of being alive
        Bb                              F7              Cm7   F7
And here is the best part, you have a head start
Bb      Bb6       Eb6     Edim   Cm7 F9  Bb
If you are among the very young at heart

I guess if I am working my way around the chord progression to the song, I would play a few chords like this:

L.H. / R.H.

Bb = BbF/EBbD and Bb/DFA and BbBb/DFGBb
E dim = Db/BbEA
Cm7 = C/BbEbG and CF/GBb
F7 = FF/AC and F/EbFA
F9 = FEb/ACG and F/ACEbG
F+9 = FEb/AC#G

C9 = CBb/EBbD
C7 = CBb/EbAC and CBb/EAbC
Bdim = B/DFG#
Bb6 = Bb/BbDG
F#dim = C/AEbF#
Bb6 = D/BbFG

F#7 = DbBbEbF#
Fm6 = DF/CAb
G7 = GF/BC#G
G+7 = G/EbG
Eb = Eb/EbGD
Ebm = BbD/EbGbEb
Eb6 = Eb/CGBb

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All the best,



-- LadyD


"Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life." -- Art Blakey

How To Play Bridge Over Troubled Water

Bridge Over Troubled Water: Paul Simon l Piano Diana


Major and Minor Chords

We've learned how to construct the major Interval and how to construct the perfect Interval.

Major Third: Distance between the root and (3) degree.
Perfect Fifth Interval: Distance between the root and 5th.

The Major Chord

The major chord is created by combining the major third and perfect intervals.
For example, in C major, a major third interval is from C to E. A perfect interval is from C to G.

Combining these two intervals looks like the following:

C to E and C to G.
Since the root is used in both intervals and can only be played once, the C major chord is:

C + E + G.

The Minor Chord

The minor chord is created just like the major chord. the only difference is that it utilizes a "minor third" interval instead of a "major third" interval (the perfect fifth remains the same).

The minor third is a major third interval squeezed in by a half step. For example, in C major, the major third interval is from C to E.

The minor third simply lowers the E a half step to E flat. a minor third is C to E flat.

Major Third = C - E
Minor Third = C - Eb
Perfect Fifth = C - G

Combining a Minor third and a Perfect fifth creates a minor chord: C + Eb + G

Take the 1-3-5 of the major scale and play them together. Take the 1-3-5 of the minor scale and play them all together. Try learning the major and minor chords in all 12 keys. Just use the same exact pattern.


Bridge Over Troubled Water

Words and Music by Paul Simon
© 1969 Paul Simon

Key: C
Time: 4/4

Moderato, not too fast, like a spiritual

                         C       F            C
When you're weary, feeling small
F                       C          F           C            F  C  F
When tears are in your eyes, I'll dry them all (all)
C                 G     G                            C
I'm on your side, oh, when times get rough
C7                       F    D7/F#  G
And friends just can't be found
C        F         F#dim CsusA/G A7sus
Like a bridge over troubled water
F     E7       Am
I will lay me down
C       F           F#dim CsusA/G
Like a bridge over troubled water
F     G         C
I will lay me down

F/C  C  F/C  C  F/C

                     C
When you're down and out
F                             C
When you're on the street
F                     C         F
When evening falls so hard
C                   F   C  F
I will comfort you (ooh)
C                  G    G                             C
I'll take your part, oh when darkness comes
C7              F  D7/F# G
And pain is all around
C        F            F#dim CsusA/G A7sus
Like a bridge over troubled water
F     E7        Am
I will lay me down
C        F            F#dim       Am
Like a bridge over troubled water
F   Am/E E  Am  D7
I will lay me down

C/G  F  Am  F  Fm  C
F  C  F  C  F/C

            C            F
Sail on silver girl
            C
Sail on by
F                     C           F
Your time has come to shine
              C                             F  C  F
All your dreams are on their way
C                      G
See how they shine
                 C
Oh, if you need a friend
C7             F    D/F#  G
I'm sailing right behind
C        F           F#dim  C/G    Am
Like a bridge over troubled water
F      Am    E     Am
I will ease your mind
C   C9  F          D   C/G       Am
Like a bridge over troubled water
F     E7             Am  D9  C/G
I will ease your mind


Here's an advanced chord chart to the song, Bridge Over Troubled Water


Play Piano By Ear Course Book: Piano Diana


If you would like to look into the formation of chords with a music theory resource in your hands, then look into 300pg Piano By Ear Home Study Course

All the best,






"Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life." -- Art Blakey
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