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I Fall In Love Too Easily

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“I Fall In Love Too Easily” is a tune written by Jule Styne in 1944. Lyrics were written by Sammy Cahn. It was introduced to the world by Frank Sinatra in the 1945 film “Anchors Aweigh”. This has become a popular ballad among jazz musicians and has been recorded and performed numerous times.
The lyricist Sammy Cahn had this to say about the tune: “This song was written one night in Palm Springs. When I sang the last line, Jule Styne looked over at me and said, ‘So. That’s it.’ I knew he felt we could have written on, but I felt I had said all there was to say, and if I had it to do over, I would stop right there again.”
This tune is most commonly played in the key of Eb major.

Videos to learn the melody/changes

Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."


  1. Hi Hard Working Jazz Folk,

    Greetings from England..

    Your site is such a great resource for this old time but newcomer to the sax and jazz. My past has been on the guitar playing pop [shock], but loving left-of-centre harmonies. I try to play along with your tracks and, yes my shame is I do use Real Books…BUT it has meant I now read the dots much better, having habitually avoided this organised approach to music before now. Remembering some of the niceties when using the ear alone is sometimes asking too much of this old man [but I try].

    Anyway…there’s a very short glitch in the first few seconds of “I Fall In Love Too Easily” which you might not know about.

    Keep on swinging.. VL

    • Vaughan, glad you are finding our content helpful! Reading the dots is a very valuable skill as well.
      We’ll take a look into that glitch, thanks!


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