Lirics:Leo Robin Music:Richard A. Whiting ,Newell Chase
The song was publishe 1930.
This a beautiful ballad that has been performed and recorded by some of the greatest in jazz, both contemporary and non-contemporary. On this tune there tends to be some different interpretations of the chordal harmony. What we have provided for you in the chord charts below are what we consider to be the most common and basic changes. We left a few different options as well, however it is important that you listen to as many recordings as possible to make your own conclusion. This tune is most commonly played in the key of Eb major.
Long ago my heart and mind Got together and designed The wonderful girl for me Oh what a fantasy
Thought the ideal of my heart Can't be ordered a la carte I wonder if she will be Always a fantasy
Will I ever find the girl on my mind, The one who is my ideal Maybe she's a dream, and yet she might be Just around the corner waiting for me.
Will I recognize the light in her eyes, That no other eyes reveal Or will I pass her by And never even know that she is my ideal.