Nat King Cole in The Blue Gardenia (1953)


Nat "King" Cole was a popular American singer and jazz musician. Cole was born Nathaniel Adams Coles in Montgomery, Alabama. His first public performance as a pianist was at four in Chicago's Regal Theater. His mother, who was his first music teacher, wanted him to become a classical pianist.

Cole was the first black jazz musician to have his own weekly radio show (1948-49).

He is also known as an actor in "St. Louis Blues" (1958) and "Cat Ballou" (1964).






by: Nat King Cole 1957”N

Em  Em9   Em     Am7   D7               GM7   G6
The  fa - lling  leaves       drift by my window,

            Am6   B7               Em  Em9  Em
The autumn leaves     of red and gold.

Em  Em9   Em   Am7  D7               GM7      G6
I   see  your lips,      the summer kisses,

                Am6   B7             Em
The sunburned hands       I used to hold.

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  B+  Em   B7                      Em
Since you went away, the days grow long,

    Em7   Em  D7        D    D7     G
And soon I'll hear old win - ter's song;

     CdimIV   CdimI     B7      Em   Em9   Em
But I miss you most of all, my Dar - ling,

      A   Am7   B7               Em   Am7   Am6   Em(9)
When au - tumn leaves start to fall.

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