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Smile Chords

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Hey, the other tabs I've found for this song were all wrong, and I really wanted to 
it, so I listened and played along with the album. The strumming isn't too tricky. Just 
to the song.

“Smile” by The Jayhawks
Tuning: Standard (EADGBE)

Intro:  F (strum twice)

Am		   C
Wake up, put your shoes on
	F			E
Take a breath of the northern air
		F
And rub those eyes
D				G
Genuflect beneath the starry skies

Am			C
Before you climb the mountain
	   F		    E
First the foothills must appear
		F
Step high and light
		  D			G
And take up your staff and shining armor

Am
(Chin up, chin up)
Cmaj7
You don't really have a problem
Am
(Chin up, chin up)
	C	 G
In your hour of despair

    C			G
And smile when you're down and out
(Find something inside you)
C		   G
Smile when you're down and out
(Find something inside you)
F
Smile…

    Am		  C
The stars on the horizon
	    F			 E
Stretch as far as the eyes can see
	   F	    D				 G
They represent the souls of those like you and me

    C			G
And smile when you're down and out
(Find something inside you)
C		   G
Smile when you're down and out
(Find something inside you)
F
Smile…

Instrumental break is same progression as verse

Am
(Chin up, chin up)
Cmaj7
You don't really have a problem
Am
(Chin up, chin up)
Cmaj7
In your hour of despair

    C			G
And smile when you're down and out
(Find something inside you)
[Sky is falling down]
C		   G
Smile when you're down and out
(Find something inside you)
[Sky is falling down]

    C			G
And smile when you're down and out
(Find something inside you)
[Sky is falling down]

C		   G
Smile when you're down and out and out and out and out
(Find something inside you)
[Sky is falling down]

C			G
(Find something inside you)
[Sky is falling down]

C		   G
(Find something inside you)
[Sky is falling down]


Outro: F (strum twice)
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The_BoneLESS wrote on December 12 2013, 11:26 pm

I'd say this is pretty close to being perfect, 5 stars from me!
Thanks!

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Dallesportian wrote on January 24 2014, 11:07 pm

Very nice, but I think the G in the chorus should be an Em.

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spenser36 wrote on July 22 2014, 09:07 am, edited at 01:40 pm

Dallesportian is right about the Em in the chorus.

In the verse it's D minor, not D.

The pre-chorus, try Fmaj7 Em7 Fmaj7 Em7 G7 (thanks to Erik Ostrom for that).

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