Sway With Me

“Sway” is the English version of the Spanish song “Quien sera” which was a 1953 instrumental mambo song by Mexican composers Luis Demetrio and Pablo Beltran Ruiz. The most popular English recording is by Dean Martin in 1954. The English lyrics are credited to Norman Gimbel. “Sway” was also recorded by Michael Bublé and released in 2003. Even though this is considered a big band song, it translates to the ukulele flavourfully with a roll strum: D roll uDuDu.

SWAY

Strum Pattern: D D-rol up  uDu  ,  also known as the Calypso strum or the Roll strum

First notes is the open E string.

Intro: Dm E7 Am Am Dm E7 Am (stop)

When marimba rhythms [Dm] start to play,

[E7] Dance with me, [Am] make me sway.

Like a lazy ocean [Dm] hugs the shore,

[E7] Hold me close, [Am] sway me more. (stop)

Like a flower bending [Dm] in the breeze,

[E7] Bend with me, [Am] sway with ease.

When we dance you have a [Dm] way with me,

[E7] Stay with me, [Am] sway with me. (stop)

CHORUS:

Other dancers may [G7] be on the floor,

Dear, but my eyes will [C] see only you.

Only you have that [E7] magic technique,

When we sway I go [Am] weak. (stop)

I can hear the sound of [Dm] violins,

[E7] Long before, [Am] it begins.

Make me thrill as only [Dm] you know how,

[E7] Sway me smooth, [Am] sway me now. (stop)

CHORUS:

Other dancers may [G7] be on the floor,

Dear, but my eyes will [C] see only you.

Only you have that [E7] magic technique,

When we sway I go [Am] weak. (stop)

I can hear the sound of [Dm] violins,

[E7] Long before, [Am] it begins.

Make me thrill as only [Dm] you know how,

[E7] Sway me smooth, [Am] sway me now.

Make me thrill as only [Dm] you know how,

[E7] Sway me smooth, [Am] sway me now. (stop)

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