Tenderly is a popular song (1946) composed by Walter Gross with lyrics by Jack Lawrence. It has become a jazz standard. While originally recorded as a waltz it is typically played in 4/4.

Tenderly Recordings:

The Brazilian crooner and pianist Dick Farney  recorded the song for the first time in 1947. Since then, “Tenderly” has been recorded by many artists, but perhaps the best-known version was by Rosemary Clooney.

Tenderly Lyrics:

The evening breeze caressed the trees tenderly
The trembling trees embraced the breeze tenderly
Then you and I came wandering by
And lost in a sigh were we
The shore was kissed by sea and mist tenderly
I can’t forget how two hearts met breathlessly
Your arms opened wide and closed me inside
You took my lips, you took my love so tenderly

Tenderly Transcriptions:

Tenderly Play Alongs:

Body & Soul: 17 Jazz Classics: Jazz Play-Along Volume 41

Tenderly Fake Books:

The Real Book - Volume II (C Instruments)The New Real Book (in C)The Standards Real Book (C Version)Pocket Changes Volume 1

Tenderly Other Resources


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