Original Song – “Copenhagen”

Copenhagen is a dreamy little song of whimsical thoughts and daydreams that carry us away to idyllic gardens in our minds.  The autobiographical component of this song is that I did spend the weekend in Copenhagen with a squadron buddy in about 1985 – flying commercial from Karup Air Base, Denmark, to Copenhagen – including taking the fast ferry to Malmö, Sweden and back on a sleepy Sunday morning before returning via commercial to Karup Air Base. The whimsical, dreamy and romantic portion of this song – and the artistic license of being a songwriter – is the daydream of a girl, represented by The Little Mermaid statue, coming to life in Copenhagen…but alas, the mermaid was only a statue in the end…but the daydream was very nice!  “Copenhagen, city of dreams, In seas so blue, Copenhagen, how I’d like to, Be with you…”

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I wrote “Copenhagen” in 1990 based on my 3-day visit to Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden, around 1985, and a daydream based on ‘The Little Mermaid’ statue on Copenhagen’s waterfront. This song was vocally challenging for me to sing on Set 6 in 1996, as it covers a very wide range. On the first take my voice broke in a couple of places, however on the second take I made it all the way through after having only missed a few notes in pitch. This song has always been a favorite of mine as the City of Copenhagen is one of my favorite cities I’ve ever visited ~ enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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As with all of my early songs during which I worked with my friend Gordon Olvera, I’ve shared the copyright with him for trying to give voice to my songs.  Also, emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide.

The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen, Denmark

"Copenhagen" - "Early Works - The Start Of A Dream", Collected Works Volume XI, Copyright 1990, Mark D. Jones/Gordon A. Olvera, All Rights Reserved

Copenhagen

“Early Works – The Start Of A Dream”, Collected Works Volume XI, Copyright 1990, Mark D. Jones/Gordon A. Olvera, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

D             G  A

Copenhagen, city of dreams

               D

In seas so blue

D             G  A

Copenhagen, how I’d like

                D

To be with you

  G               D              G

I spent three days in the city

A       G

Years ago

G          D             G

It was a time in my life

           A        G

When I felt so free

G               D

There was a girl that I

G               A        G

Loved there by the sea

G                D

Sometimes I think that she’s

G            A              G

Still there waiting for me

G

If I could have only loved her

A

If I could have only held her

F

If I could have only seen her

G    D         A

For another day

Verse Two:

D             G   A

Copenhagen, city of dreams

               D

In seas so blue

D             G   A

Copenhagen, how I’d like

                D

To be with you

G                D            G

She was the girl of my dreams

A        G

By the sea

G             D          G

She was a vision of love in

A          G

Front of me

G          D                G

Her hair blown by the wind

A           G

From the sea

G                D

Sometimes I think that she’s

G            A              G

Still there waiting for me

G

If I could have only loved her

A

If I could have only kissed her

F

If I could have only been there

G    D         A

For another day

Verse Three:

D             G   A

Copenhagen, city of dreams

               D

In seas so blue

D             G   A

Copenhagen, how I’d like

               D

To be with you

   G          D             G

I dream of her in the city

A        G

By the sea

G                    D

Her wind blown hair in

      G            A            G

The breeze so light and free

     G                D              G

We spent three days in the city

A          G

Her and me

G                D                       G

Sometimes I dream that she’s still

         A              G

There waiting for me

G

If I could have only loved her

A

If I could have only stayed there

F

If I could have only been there

G    D         A

For another day

D             G   A

Copenhagen, city of dreams

               D

In seas so blue

D             G  A

Copenhagen, how I’d like to

           D

Be with you

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