All The Things You Are

Written for the musical Very Warm for May (1939).

Published: Oct 1, 2011 Updated: Feb 27, 2017 Visits: 1

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All The Things You Are is a song composed by Jerome Kern, with lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein II. It was written for the musical Very Warm for May (1939), where it was introduced by Hiram Sherman, Frances Mercer, Hollace Shaw, and Ralph Stuart. It was later featured in the film Broadway Rhythm (1944), and was performed during the opening credits and as a recurring theme for the romantic comedy A Letter for Evie (1945). The song ranked in the top five of the Record Buying Guide of Billboard, a pre-retail listing which surveyed primarily the jukebox industry. Recordings by Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, and Frankie Masters propelled the song during its initial popularity.

An example of how to play through the chords of All The Things You Are on a "C" tuned ukulele is available in my book Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele.

Performance Notes for All the Things You Are

Here's how I remember the melody of All the Things You Are:

  • All the Things You Are moves through several keys with the chords following a cycle of fourths in two sections. Fm7, Bbm7, Eb7, Abmaj7, Dbmaj7
  • The Dbmaj7 goes up a half step to Dm which is a II V I of the next key, C major
  • The Cmaj7 turns into Cm7 and a cycle of fourths follows, an one and on.
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All the Things You Are - Demo Recording by Curt Sheller over the backing tracks

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