Words & Music by John Rufus Sharpe & Jerry Herst
Previously Recorded by Gus Arnheim (#2, 1937)
and by Guy Lombardo (#3, 1937)
E7+ A(6) Cdim E9 E7-9 A6
So rare, you're like the fragrance of blossoms fair,
C9 F6 E9 Cm7 F#7-9
Sweet as a breath of air, fresh with the morning dew.
Bm7 E7-9 E7+ A(6) Cdim E9 E7-9 A6
Oh, you're so rare, you're like the sparkle of old champagne-
C9 F6 E9 A6 D9 A6
Orchids in cellophane couldn't compare to you, to you.
A6 Bm7-5 E7 Amaj7 A6
You are perfection, you're my idea
Bm7-5 E7 Amaj7 A6
Of angels singin' the "Ave Maria."
G#m C#7 F# F#6
For you're an angel, I breathe and live you
F#m7 B9 Bm7-5 E7
With every beat of the heart that I give you.
E7-9 A(6) Cdim C9 E7-9 A6
So rare, this is a heaven on earth we share,
C9 F6 E9 E9+ E7+ A6
Caring the way we care, ours is a love so rare.
(Repeat last verse)
E9 E9+ E7+ A6 E9 E9+ E7+ A6
Ours is a love so rare, ours is a love so rare.
You get the feeling, listing to this song, that Dorsey's band is trying
valiently to retain a toehold in a musical world that was turning
increasingly to rock, in the hopes that the big band sound could survive.
It didn't, however; this was just about the last of the big-band hits. The
Dorsey version was, as I recall, strictly instrumental except for the
bridge, so obviously this arrangement is a synthesis of numerous versions
I've heard over the years.