Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) (1954)
(wm) Bart Howard (I) Felicia Sanders. (RR) 1963 by Joe Harnell (RR) 1965 by Tony Bennett (RR) 1969 by Bobby Womack (CR) Nat King Cole
Poets often use many words to say a simple thing.
It takes thought and time and rhyme to make a poem ring.
With music and words I’ve been playing.
For you I have written a song.
To be sure that you know what I’m saying,
I’ll translate as I go along.

Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars
Let me see what Spring is like on Jupiter and Mars
In other words hold my hand
In other words, darling kiss me

Fill my heart with song and let me sing forever more
You are all I long for all I worship and adore
In other words, please be true
In other words, I love you