Stay As Sweet As You Are

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Stay As Sweet As You Are


This perennial hit was introduced by Lanny Ross in the movie musical, "College Rhythm," starring Joe Penner, Jack Oakie and Helen Mack. (Paramount, 1934) I love Nat King Cole's voice. Have a listen on the YouTube video below.

Lyrics and Music by Mack Gordon and Harry Revel

Chord Chart in the Key of C

Play with 4/4 time time signature, slowly with feeling.

 C       Fdim            C
Stay as sweet   as   you are,

Fdim            C    B  C Dm     G
Don't  let   a thing ever change you.

 C      Cdim         Dm7
Stay as sweet as you are,

G7          C     B   C    E7 
Don't let a soul re - ar - range you.

Fmaj7/C    G7/B          Am
Don't ever lose all the charm   you   possess,

Am7sus4      D                Fm6          G    Gaug
Your loveliness, darling, the way you say "yes".

C       Fdim            C
Stay as sweet  as   you are

   Fdim            C    B       C  Dm7 G
Discreet  as   you are, you're divine, dear.

  C     Cdim         Dm7sus4
Stay as grand as you are,

 G         C                         E
And as you are, tell me that you're mine, dear.

 Fmaj7            Em           Am              D9
Young and gay or old and gray, near to me or afar,

  F                   Fm       
Night and day I pray that you'll always stay

C   G            C
As sweet as you are.


(Instrumental Interlude - first 4 lines of verse)


Fmaj7           Em             Am             D9
Young and gay or old and gray, near to me or afar,

  F                  Fm 
Night and day I pray that you'll always stay

C    G           C
As sweet as you are.
 
 

 

 

Another Chord Chart from theguitarguy.com


 A       E7   E7sus4  E7  A
Stay as sweet   as   you are,

E7   E7sus4 E7  F#m         D9    E
Don't  let   a thing ever change you.

 E7      D9           E7
Stay as sweet as you are,

Fdim         A            C#m7-5 F#7   
Don't let a soul re - ar - range you.

F#m         E7          F#m  Fdim(III)    F#m
Don't ever lose all the charm   you   possess,

B7               Cdim         D9 Bm7-5      E
Your loveliness, darling, the way you say "yes".


A       E7   E7sus4 E7   A
Stay as sweet  as   you are

     E7 E7sus4 E7  F#m            D9    E
Discreet  as   you are, you're divine, dear.

  A      D9  Fdim     E7
Stay as grand as you are,

 D9   Fdim  A   F#m                 Bm7   F#7
And as you are, tell me that you're mine, dear.

 F#m             C#7           F#m            B7
Young and gay or old and gray, near to me or afar,

  D9      Cdim  F#m  Dm+7        Bm7    F#m
Night and day I pray that you'll always stay

D9  E   Fdim     A
As sweet as you are.


(Instrumental Interlude - first 4 lines of verse)


F#m             C#7           F#m            B7
Young and gay or old and gray, near to me or afar,

  D9      Cdim  F#m  Dm+7        Bm7    F#m
Night and day I pray that you'll always stay

D9  E   Fdim     A
As sweet as you are.

"How To Extend Your Vocal Range, Eliminate Straining, And Start Singing In Any Key Like A Pro," Vocal Mastery Sysytem


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