If I Ruled The World

Duets II (Tony Bennett album)
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From the 1963 Broadway musical, "Pickwick," this beautiful ballad was recorded by Tony Bennett on Columbia Records and became a hit in 1965. Here's the video:


Words by Leslie Bricusse,  Music by Cyril Ornadel

Online Chord Chart:


Dm7 CM7          CM7/6   CM7
If   I ruled the world, 

      Gm7       C7     Bm7-5         E7/9
Ev'ry day would be the first day of spring,

Bm7/5  E7/9              Am           Am+7  Am7
Ev'ry heart would have a new voice to sing,

         Am6         Em7       Cdim            Dm7   G7
And we'd sing of the joy ev'ry morning would bring.


Dm7 CM7          CM7/6   CM7
If I ruled the world, 

      Gm7       C7    Bm7-5     E7/9
Ev'ry man would be as free as a bird,

Bm7/5  E7/9             Am          Am+7  Am7
Ev'ry voice would be a voice to be heard -

        Am6      Em7                Cdim        Dm7       E9
Take my word, we would treasure each day that occurred.


Bridge:

   AM7   F#m            Bm7        E7
My world     would be a beautiful place,

               AM7        AM7/6       Dm7    G7
Where we would weave such wonderful dreams;

    CM7  Am7               Dm7          G7
My world     would wear a smile on its face,

         Am         Am+7  Am7     F#m7    Dm7   G7
Like the man in the moon when the moon beams.


Dm7 CM7          CM7/6   CM7
If  I ruled the world, 

      Gm7       C7      Bm7-5          E7/9
Ev'ry man would say the world was his friend,

Bm7/5      E7/9           Am          Am+7  Am7
There'd be happiness that no man could end;

        Am6          Em7 Em7-5    A7sus4   A7
No, my friend, not if I  ruled the world.

A7+5  Dm            Dm+7    G7
Ev'ry head would be held up high,

           CM7        Cdim        A7
There'd be sunshine in ev'ryone's sky,

       Dm7      FM7        Dm7 G7        CM7
If the day ever dawned when I ruled the world
 
I like to play the song in the Key of Eb. Steady, moderate tempo 4/4
 
Eb               Eb6 Ebmaj7
If   I ruled the world, 

      Eb7              Dm7         
Ev'ry day would be the first day of spring,

G7                      Cm           Cm7  F7
Ev'ry heart would have a new voice to sing,

                     Eb       Edim            Fm7/Bb   Bb7
And we'd sing of the joy ev'ry morning would bring.


Eb           Eb6   Ebmaj7
If I ruled the world, 

      Eb7             Dm7       G7
Ev'ry man would be as free as a bird,

                       Cm          Cm7  F7
Ev'ry voice would be a voice to be heard -

                        Eb          Edim        Fm7    G7
Take my word, we would treasure each day that occurred.


Bridge:

  Cmaj7   C6           Dm7        G7
My world     would be a beautiful place,

               Cmaj7        C6       Fm7    Bb7
Where we would weave such wonderful dreams;

Ebmaj7   Eb6               Fm7          Bb7
My world     would wear a smile on its face,

G7        Cm         Eb6  Am7         Fm7   
Like the man in the moon when the moon beams.


Eb           Eb6   Ebmaj7
If  I ruled the world, 

      Eb7               Dm7            G7
Ev'ry man would say the world was his friend,

                          Cm          F7
There'd be happiness that no man could end;

                      Eb Bbm6     C7-9 C7
No, my friend, not if I  ruled the world.

      Fm7                      Bb7
Ev'ry head would be held up high,

           Eb        Bbm6        C7-9 C7
There'd be sunshine in ev'ryone's sky,

       Fm7             Bb9  Fm7     Bb7-9  Eb
If the day ever dawned when I ruled the world
 
Abm6  Eb  Abm6/Eb  Eb
 
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